In 1962, Marvel Comics created one of the most powerful super hero’s of all time and he is coming to the big screen in the action adventure film, Thor. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is a mighty warrior from the mythical Norse world of Asgard who, against the wishes of his father King Odin (Anthony Hopkins), attacks the home world of the Frost Giants. Because of his arrogance and pride, Odin vanquishes Thor to the planet Earth as a mortal followed by Thor’s weapon (The Hammer of Thunder) which is useless until it can be handled by someone who has humility and is worthy of its power. When Thor lands in the New Mexico desert on Earth, a small team of scientists finds him. One of the scientists is a physicist named Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) who becomes infatuated with the strong, handsome stranger. In the meantime back in Asgard, Odin has been close to death since Thor was sent to earth and Thor’s brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) plans to become king. Since Thor is no longer around, Loki arranges the deaths of both his father Odin and his brother. Loki sends a giant robot to Earth to kill Thor and without the help of his mighty hammer, Thor figures he is about to die and knows most of it is his fault and accepts it. This is the fourth Marvel super hero film leading to the coming of the Avengers in 2012, and is full of just as much action and adventure as the previous movies. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and even has some rather humorous moments. The scenes in Asgard make up some of the best scenes regardless if its battles with the Frost Giants or dialogue between Hopkins and Hemsworth. On the other hand, the chemistry between Hemsworth and Portman is as hard to find as the candy I drop on the dark theater floor. (Okay, it’s also hard to find if you can see – and who said I was going to eat it anyway.) Oh yeah, she doesn’t make a convincing scientist either but it’s not about mortals but about the Norse god Thor. Make sure you look carefully for a quick peak at an Avenger and also stay till the end of the credits. (Avenger fans will be thanking the Blind Movie Critic for these tidbits.) Okay, this film could have been better but with just one more super hero movie to add I’m giving this film a B- rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.