Thor (2011)

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The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

So the only one of The Avengers who doesn’t get an origin story since he already is a superhero (well maybe not hero) from the beginning.Β  Thor’s story is indeed different in almost every way from the other Marvel films.

Let’s start with the obvious: At least half of it is set in a mythical far far away land of Thor’s home planet/realm/whatever you want to call it.Β  Whilst I appreciated the exposition and the characters back in Asgard, where my interest lies with these films is the superhero’s interaction with normal people so every time the scene switched back to Asgard I got a bit impatient (this doesn’t bode well for Thor #2 from what I’ve seen of the trailer).

There’s a lot more cheap laughs / childish humour in this film than in the others, mostly based around the fact that Thor doesn’t know how to act in a human world.

Natalie Portman looks, like she always does, like she’s about 17 years old.

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of Darcy.

Oh hello there Jeremy Renner.Β  Having actually watched The Avengers, I understand who you’re meant to be.

My final thoughts are: 1) I can’t believe this made more money at the Box Office than Captain America: The First Avenger which is a superior film in every way and 2) whilst Chris Hemsworth is extraordinarily nice to look at, I can’t believe I’ve got to sit through another TWO Thor films after this.

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