Thor (2011)

Thor (2011)

 

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

 

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Setallan Skarsgard.

 

The fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor was released in 2011 and introduced us to two key characters: Thor and Loki.

 

The film begins with Odin defeating the frost giants and taking a baby with him that he would raise as his son. In the present, Thor is about to be king until an invasion from the Frost giants interrupts the ceremony. Thor seeking revenge goes to fight them against his father’s orders. This causes Odin to banish him from Asgard and take away his hammer. He is sent to earth where he still arrogantly tries to finds his hammer. Loki in Asgard learns the truth about who he really was. But he uses Thor’s banishment to gain the throne of Asgard as he wants to be king. On earth, Thor befriends Jane Foster a scientist, her mentor Erik Selvig and her assistant Darcy Lewis. They rescue him from being held captive by S.H.I.E.L.D when he tried to get back his hammer. While captive Loki tells him that his father has died. Thor friends in Asgard go to earth to tell Thor about Loki and that his father was alive, Loki sends a Destroyer to earth and when Thor is willing to lay down his life to save the others, the hammer returns to Thor and he defeats the Destroyer and Loki. And his is allowed back to Asgard.

Thor is one of my favorite characters in the MCU, but the first movie could have been better. I like it, but it lacks more action and maybe more battles in Asgard or other places than earth. But that is always the case in origin films I found the same thing happened on the first Iron Man.

The best part of this film for me is Tom Hiddleston as Loki. He is mean and funny and really plays well against Hemsworth as Thor. Overall, I think it’s a very good film but the sequels were better at least for me.

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