Thor is an action sci-fi, adventure movie starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
King Odin rules over Asgard and has 2 sons Thor and Loki. Another realm, Jotonheim is inhabited by Frost Giants in which the arrogant Thor attacked. This runs afoul of the King and vanishes Thor to Earth.
Thor is a cocky Norse warrior but was stripped of his powers as a god and exiled to earth and live as a human. He got exiled to earth because of his arrogance and an ill-advised excursion to confront Laufey, a Frost Giant. Although he retained his flowing locks and his tendency to boss people around him. He landed in new Mexico and met Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and her colleagues.
The movie is a light-hearted tale devoted to the interaction of Thor with a couple of out of the ordinary scientists Jane Foster and Eric Selvig and their funny assistant Darcy Lewis (which provided comedic relief) and turns into his effort to retrieve his hammer. His hammer was lodged by King Odin in a stone in the desert which is to be extracted by the right person. This story is like the Excalibur of King Arthur.
I went to see the 3-D version.The visuals are breathtaking but without it, the movie is trash. There was no lightning thunderbolt, not enough flying projectiles. There was no reason to make this movie in 3-D. It lacks a certain spark.
From start to finish, Thor is always in battles and one of the finest skirmish unfolds in a thin ice shelf in the land of Frost Giants.
If you are not a fan of Marvel comics, this movie is not for you this is definitely only for fans. Unlike Spider-Man or Iron Man, Thor has no appeal to general audiences. It has no depth at all, just goofy live action comic book.
Natalie Portman is likable in this movie and was able to deliver a couple of laugh lines. Anthony Hopkins as King Odin also did well. Although the movie is a Norse myth, they could have done away with the British accents; Scandinavian accent would have been more suitable.