May 5, 2011

Movie Review: Thor


The story of "Thor" of Marvel Comics is typical. Thor, the heir for the realm of Asgard, was banished to earth after disobeying his father's orders. On earth Thor fell in love with a human girl and learned about himself and life while his brother Loki caused trouble in Asgard with the frost giants.

While Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) had a drool-worthy body and his hammer was pretty cool, the story was weak and everything seemed too simple. The plot was very predictable, like a fairy tale for boys (think Disney's "Hercules" with "The Sword In The Stone"). The fight scenes were brief and there wasn't enough action. Still, the film had a cute humor about Thor's character and some action scenes in 3D were enjoyable.


For Natalie Portman, an Oscar winning actress as Thor's love, she sure didn't do much. Natalie was suppose to be a "master physicist" but ended up running around like a valley girl with little impact on the story... Other than fulfilling the role of the main character's love interest- an expected element in every superhero movie.

Overall, there was too much going on with the realm of Asgard, Loki, Earth, Thor's human love, and frost giants to develop a solid plot or character attachment in the film. But it was a fun movie to watch, as the visuals of Asgard, the costumes and the special effects were impressive.

I give this movie 3 out of 5 hammers.



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57 comments:

  1. so excited to see this!! I love nathalie portman so much now!!
    rawrrr!!

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  2. I thought this looked kinda good, glad it's worth watching!

    XOXO

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  3. I saw this movie the other day and I actually liked it (yeah you know I am a big fan of fiction haha) it was enjoyable...and damn his body was like rock solid! When he came out shirtless you had to open and umbrella cause drools fell like a waterfall!

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  4. I really liked Iron Man. but these previews do nothing for me; it looks tacky :/

    K.

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  5. the scene where Thor was in jeans is reason enough to watch this movie. hahahha ;)

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  6. I'll see this movie next week end!
    And after your review, i really can't wait to see it!
    xoxo
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  7. Well that's a bummer. I was really looking forward to going out to see it this weekend! Maybe I'll wait a few weeks til it dies down and I'll go on half-price Tuesday...

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  8. I will see this at next weeks! So excited...

    Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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  9. In that last image, his hammer looks a bit like the lights for a car LOL o.O

    Love your movie summaries, I'll use them as a guide on what to watch and what NOT to watch!

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  10. I'm sure my boyfriend will want to see this. Thank goodness there's a drool worthy hero to make up for the lack of story :) Great review.

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  11. we watched this last week!

    - some lines and scenes were funny, especially when thor wanted another round of drink. haha!

    - the gatekeeper's character was awesome. i really love his character.

    - and omg! thor's body!

    - looking forward to the next marvel movie - Captain America!

    tc!

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  12. Natalie Portman is amazing. I want to watch "Your Highness" !! Do you want to watch that - and will you review it ?

    And haha thanks for your comment, I love inspirational quotes. And you will surely succeed in opera singing, just enjoy it :D

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  13. Mr. A keeps begging me to see this with him.
    I keep telling him no.
    I stand by my word.

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  14. I think I would still like to catch this one theaters...hopefully the action packed scenes compensate for the choppy story/plot line.

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  15. drool-worthy body <--- must see this movie...!!

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  16. I can't wait to see it...that guy is adorable. How are you doing honey?

    By the way--have you heard that my 1st novel is being released on Amazon.com tomorrow?! Check it out on my blog! Have a wonderful Cinco De Mayo honey! Kori xoxo

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  17. I thought about seeing this movie, but maybe I shouldn't spend money on it and wait for netflix!

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  18. Thanks! Can you imagine that those sandals are from the girls section of h&m?! Haha

    hmmm... I still really want to watch this!

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  19. I do wanna see this, but have you seen the trailer for the Green Lantern!?!?! That looks epic. I'm hoping Captain America: The First Avenger is decent too.

    I always love reading your movie reviews!

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  20. Great review! I watched this in 3D, was pretty fun! Not an amazing film, but still found it enjoyable nontheless

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  21. looooove natalie portman..
    P.S thor always reminds me of led zeppelin hahah
    xxx



    http://www.chicefirock.blogspot.com

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  22. Yeah, this is a movie I definitely won't be seeing...even though I LOVE Natalie Portman!

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  23. I wanna watch this film!!! :D

    xx

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  24. I haven't seen the movie, but I think I'm not going to like it... :(

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  25. I was never hugely into movies.. -__-" I'm boring like that
    I LOVE NESQUIK! It's so yummy! I got my N.Y.C Sunny bronzer today! It's prettyyyy! Can't wait to use it.. : D

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  26. I plan on taking my little brother to watch this movie. These superhero type movies are his favorite.

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  27. Thanks for the review! I was really thinking about seeing this even though I thought the trailers looked awful... a lot of the ratings on Rottentomatoes have been positive and fresh but you review puts it in more perspective for me. :)

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  28. Great review!Very helpful!I was actually planning to see this movie!:)

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  29. I'm going to see it tomorrow:) I'm excited! I haven't seen your review yet.. I never read them before watching it.. or else I'll get influenced by them:p

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  30. I have to watch this movie!!!!!!!!

    XX Trine from Denmark
    http://storyofacloset.blogspot.com/

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  31. aw that sucks.. I always want more action than that! :P
    I'll probably still watch it anyway though :P
    The costumes and stuff looks fun :p

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  32. The movie looks good, I'm going to ask my brother if he wants to go, well...he probably say yes.

    Follow you back swettie.

    Hugs from:
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  33. Would see it on DVD when it gets here. Natalie looks good.

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  34. I wanted to see this but nvm Ahah, I sent you an email, Lmk if you got it.

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  35. I'm totally taking my boyfriend and dad to see this! The guy is totally hot too!

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  36. loved Thor so much as a kid, im dying to watch this movie :)

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  37. Seems like kind of a weird choice for Natalie Portman. I hadn't heard much about this movie before, thanks for the post!

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  38. i was going to see this on the weekend!! cant wiat!

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  39. Awww, Thor's fight scenes should have been a bigger part of the film--they were in the comics.

    Thor looks okay, but that guy in Adventure's in Babysitting looked more like Thor to me.

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  40. heehee 3 out of 5 hammers, love it.

    between, i heard that rose mcgowen is coming out in a movie about Conan...remember Conan the barbarian?!

    ~Fae
    http://www.rosypop.com

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  41. I wanted to watch this film it looked cool! so thanks for the review :D
    Xoxo
    Sarah

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  42. Awesome review!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  43. Great review....can't wait to see it! xo

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  44. yay for your review. i was going to watch it in theaters but 3 of 5 stars could wait for netflix.

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  45. I've been dying to see this movie coz everyone's been raving about it. Good to read another perspective. Great review!

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  46. Hmm..was wondering if I should see this movie, I may go, but I may just wait until it comes out on dvd, hehe. I loved Thor as a child and always get nervous when they make them into movies as most times its crap. But, I may give this a go :) Have a fab weekend xx

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  47. haha so true about natalie, she turned out being a fan girl in the end, even though the movie was simple and predictable i enjoyed it

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    Lydz xX

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  48. This looks awesome! Happy Friday hun xx

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  49. thanks for the review hun. I was thinking of seeing this but i wasn't sure; it did seem a bit pedictable.

    p.s i added you to my blog list hehe ^-^

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  50. My boyfriend wants to see this, and I'm blah about it -- but it does sound like something HE might enjoy haha.

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  51. Why is Natalie Portman suddenly all over the place? Am I missing something??

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  52. hey, did you get rid of your twitter? i can't find you on there.

    i was going to say that i did not read this movie review as i'm going to see Thor tonight (very excited by the way). but i'll read your review afterward to see if we have the same opinion on the movie.

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  53. hey girl:) I just saw this movie.. and I must say I really liked it:) though I've never been a fan of natalie.. and not quite sure she got nominated! though a lot of the people who are in it, can't act! what a shame.. though I still found it entertaining to watch:)

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  54. ok so i saw it last night. i definitely agree that there could have been more action in the action scenes, and that natalie's character wasn't as vital as she could have been. but i did enjoy it overall--thought it was funny, and couldn't take my eyes of Chris Hemsworth--who is, by the way, my new crush. his body looked manufactured it was so good!

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  55. Yeah, the only reason I'd go see this, would be to ogle at the hotness that is Thor. Other than that, I heard the story was weak and Natalie's performance was virtuall non-existant. I wonder how she can go from doing Oscar worthy movies to lame action or chick-flick. Maybe she needs fluffy entertainment to keep herself sane inbetween the serious stuff.

    P.S. Forgot to reply to your recent remark, but I adore Sofia Vergara as well! Sara Shahi is cute and has that fire, but no one has more chutzpah than Sofia :)

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  56. NP is all over the place these days :\ I heard Thor was pretty good as Marvel movies go...some people said it was even better than Iron Man?! I dunno, the look of the movie doesn't appeal to me and Stan Lee loves throwing in hot-smart chicks but 99% of them are invariably useless no matter what their IQ or career...

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