Thor

Thor

DVD - 2011
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When the arrogant warrior Thor is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero. Includes commentary and deleted scenes.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Thor (Motion picture)

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gordonma May 22, 2018

Or the one with Point Break hair.
 Until recently, the Thor films were much neglected by the general populace. Everybody seemed to like Chris Hemsworth, everybody seemed to like Thor, and everybody seemed to like Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. And the same with Tom Hiddleson’s Loki. But how many casual viewers saw [Thor] and [Thor: The Dark World] at the cinema out of their own volition?
 Regardless, Kenneth Branagh’s [Thor] was the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film that opened the doors of a once Earth-bound film series to the Marvel Universe, with a history both ancient, dark, and glorious, and a future that could also be glorious still.
 A family tragedy of universal proportions, [Thor] was the story of two brothers, Thor and Loki, both born to be kings, who fought and squabbled for the love of their parents’ and the people of Asgard. And in the end, the Nine Realms suffered.
 For anyone wondering it, the road to [Avengers: Infinity War] began with [Thor].
 Kenneth Branagh’s direction is largely competent and sometimes quite apt. The sound and special effects were amazing. Acting was good with the stellar cast of [Thor]: Hemsworth (Thor), Hiddleson (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Stellan Skarsgard (Erik Sevig), Kat Dennings (as the hilarious Darcy), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun) Josh Dallas (as the best Fandral), Rene Russo (Frigga), and Colm Feore (Laufey). However, the plot didn’t really rise above expectations and the many of the characters just aren’t that interesting given how little we saw of those who weren’t Thor, Loki, Odin, and Jane. The dialogue was proper and its delivery was… proper. Though sometimes, it seemed like the actors powered through the script.
 The film is funny, both in the fish-out-of-water New Mexico segments and in Asgard.
 Contemporary film critics, none less than Roger Ebert and A.O. Scott, criticized what they saw in [Thor] as a porous plot, thin characters, an excess of special effects, poor direction, and the predictability of the New Mexico scenes. However, I felt that they were overreacting to the spectacle of Marvel Comics’ Thor.
 The story of Marvel’s Thor is the original story of a god exiled to Earth in order to learn humility. The character was introduced in 1962 and it is such a well known story, like Spider-Man, Superman or Batman, that I wonder if any origin story about an established superhero presented as it was could be anything else other than predictable.
 The saving grace of [Thor] is Patrick Doyle’s score, that remains one of the best and most memorable scores in the MCU and among superhero films.
 
MCU Introductions: entire cast, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
 
MCU Minor Cast Additions: Maximiliano Hernandez as Jasper Sitwell
 
Marvel Moments:
 #11 – Asgard
 #12 – The Bifrost
 #13 – Banishment
 #14 – “Then give me one of those large enough to ride.”
 #15 – He can’t move the hammer

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

GO MARVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gwen904
May 04, 2018

Although the special effects were a wee bit outdated, I still enjoyed this film about an arrogant and war-hungry son being banished to Earth to learn a lesson of humility and service. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman were especially good at their roles.

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reginator_22
Jan 10, 2018

I like Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but something about the execution of the movie I didn't like much. Should have been better.

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Shellie1_us
Oct 18, 2017

Loved this movie. Chris H. is perfect as Thor, as is Tom H. as Loki. Enjoyed the story, the graphics, and special effects. Marvel does a better job than DC with their movies. DC does a great job with the animation for the younger + crowd, and I wish they could do a better job on their films.

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green_cat_3454
Oct 17, 2017

It is great how Thor overcomes being arrogant. To me, that was more awesome than him and the villain's battle.

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patch666
Sep 19, 2017

stinks !!!

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BrandonBlanchard
Aug 18, 2017

It feels a bit pageanty, but it nails the aesthetic.

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Justyn
Jun 09, 2017

I've been disappointed with the Thor movies, great in the Avengers, not a good stand alone.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 23, 2017

The movie Thor is about a warrior from Asgard who is kicked out due to his arrogance in the battle between the Frost Giants and Asgard. On Earth, he does not have his powers anymore. Loki, Thor’s brother, wrongfully takes the throne and plans to exact revenge. One of the scenes that I found really awesome was when Thor approaches a metallic villain as a human, and gets killed. However, his powers return to him and he gets his hammer back. Unfortunately, the movie’s CGI is not very good and its effects look very unrealistic. It sort of brought the movie’s quality down.
Rating: 3/5
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Frankly speaking, I don’t think this one is the best Marvel movie I have ever seen. But generally speaking, it is a good one.
The main characters are God of Thunder, Thor and his adopted brother Loki, who is God of mischief. Thor is really brave and strong, with his hammer it seems he could beat everything, however, he is not that smart, doing everything without an agenda. In contrast, Loki is not that strong, even seems a little bit emaciated, but he's really smart and resourceful and he is a master of magic.
The two grew up together and were close to each other when they were young. However, they are both ambitious and want to be the King of Asgard in order to make it a better place. Since Loki was the son of Lucfey, the king of Jothuheim, he was saved by Odin after beating Jothuheim in a war. There is no possibility that Odin would choose him to inherit the throne. Loki didn't think Thor was mature enough to rule Asgard, so he led Frost giants to the palace where he placed the energy source of Jothuheim.
I like this movie very much and I will give it 4 out of 5.
- @Lize of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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reypotter06
May 07, 2018

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Apr 10, 2018

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Nov 13, 2015

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May 10, 2014

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Feb 12, 2014

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wesley4444
Jun 08, 2013

wesley4444 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 99

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dorisss
Aug 27, 2012

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OldWolf
Nov 01, 2016

Darci: (seeing Thor for the first time) OMG, does he need CPR? Because, I totally know CPR.

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miss_mulberry
Feb 26, 2014

Jane Foster: "Hey! Where are you going?"
Thor: "50 miles west of here."

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miss_mulberry
Feb 03, 2014

"Hey!" *Jane Honks her truck* "You still need a ride?"
-- Jane Foster to Thor

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SuperJay
Jul 15, 2013

Thor: (Punched in face) Now that's more like it!

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EowynThandawen
Sep 08, 2012

Thor; I need a horse!
Pet store clerk; We don't have horses. Only dogs, cats, birds and fish.
Thor; Exellent! One of those, big enough to ride!

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ct7825555
Aug 27, 2012

Thor: We drank, we fought, he made his ancestors proud."

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

Thor: This drink, I like it *smashes glass* Another!

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geokitty
Jul 13, 2012

Thor: This drink, I like it *smashes glass* Another!
^talking about coffee

dgr Jul 07, 2012

Thor: (speaking to Agent Coulson) Listen to me, son of Coul...

Ólive Jul 04, 2012

Thor: [waking up in the middle of nowhere] Oh, no... this is Earth... isn't it?

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wesley4444
Jun 08, 2013

In AD 965,Odin,king of Asgard,wagers war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey,to prevent them from conquering the nine realms,starting with earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winter. In the present, Odin's son Thor prepares to ascendto the throne of Asgard,but is interrupted when frost giants....................................................................................................................................................

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

A young spoiled prince is forced to learn patience through a series of tests on earth.

Ólive Jul 04, 2012

In AD 965, Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters. In the present, Odin's son Thor prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard, but is interrupted when Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Against Odin's order, Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey, accompanied by his brother Loki, childhood friend Sif and the Warriors Three: Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun. A battle ensues until Odin intervenes to save the Asgardians, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. For Thor's arrogance, Odin strips his son of his godly power and exiles him to Earth as a mortal, accompanied by his hammer Mjolnir (the source of his power) now protected by an enchantment to allow only the worthy to wield it.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 10, 2012

In AD 965, Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters.
In the present, Odin's son Thor prepares to ascend to the throne of Asgard, but is interrupted when Frost Giants attempt to retrieve the Casket. Against Odin's order, Thor travels to Jotunheim to confront Laufey, accompanied by his brother Loki, childhood friend Sif and the Warriors Three: Volstagg, Fandral and Hogun. A battle ensues until Odin intervenes to save the Asgardians, destroying the fragile truce between the two races. For Thor's arrogance, Odin strips his son of his godly power and exiles him to Earth as a mortal, accompanied by his hammer Mjolnir (the source of his power) now protected by an enchantment to allow only the worthy to wield it.

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wesley4444
Jun 08, 2013

Other: HELLO WORLD IM ONLY 1 SO RESPECT ME -SMOSH

insane_smurf Dec 27, 2012

Other: what? i must have missed all that lol

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

Violence: Intense fighting scenes.

Roxannajayc Jul 25, 2012

Sexual Content: Sexual jokes and partial nudity.

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