Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Thor delivers the goods so long as butt is being kicked and family conflict is playing out in celestial dimensions, but is less thrilling during the Norse warrior god s rather brief banishment on Earth.
The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang.
An endearing throwback to simpler times: when men were men, gods were gods and heroes looked like bodybuilders who d just raided the dress-up box. Just don t expect to remember much about it afterwards.
The Norse gods are off to a decent, though not divine, start in Thor, the latest movie in Marvel Comics big-screen expansion of its superhero pantheon.
Gods and monsters be damned, Thor is still the same old origin story, indistinguishable from the dozens we ve seen in summers past.
Branagh is out for fun, and he finds it, in large doses.
Pulls off something I wouldn t have thought possible: It restores the innocence to big-budget superhero mythmaking.
The summer movie season officially kicks off with a thunderstorm of the best kind.
[It s] confusing because it s been getting reasonably favorable word of mouth despite the fact that it s as thoroughly a mediocre superhero movie as you d care to imagine.
No matter how the filmmakers move Heaven and Earth, this comic-book adaptation looks cool but contains very little thunder.