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Thor (2011)

  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 328,680 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 6 May 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 115 min
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Thor (2011)


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  • IMDb page: Thor (2011)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 328,680 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 6 May 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 115 min
  • Filming Location: Galisteo, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $181,015,141 (USA) (19 August 2011)
  • Director: Alan Taylor
  • Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Patrick Doyle   
  • Soundtrack: I Can Help
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS | Dolby Surround 7.1
  • Plot Keyword: Thor | Throne | Scientist | Warrior | Humility

Writing Credits By:

  • Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller) &
  • Zack Stentz (screenplay) and
  • Don Payne (screenplay)
  • J. Michael Straczynski (story) and
  • Mark Protosevich (story)
  • Stan Lee (comic book) &
  • Larry Lieber (comic book) &
  • Jack Kirby (comic book)

Known Trivia

  • When Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins saw each other in full armors for the first time, Hopkins said “God, there’s no acting required here, is there?” 25 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Tom Hiddleston prepared for the role by going on a strict diet before and throughout filming, so that Loki would have a lean but hungry visage. 20 of 20 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Kenneth Branagh has been a fan of “Thor” since childhood. When Marvel Studios selected Branagh as the director, they sent him the complete collection of the Marvel Thor comics series as reference material for the character. 17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • To prepare for his role as Loki, Tom Hiddleston trained in the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. 17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The film makes extensive use of actual Norse mythology (which the “Thor” comic was based on): the war between the Asgardians and the Jotunns was based on the Aesir-Vanir war (the Jotunns were in fact a non-hostile/antagonistic race) Odin’s ravens Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory), who gather information in Midgard and relay it to Odin, are sitting on his throne during Thor’s coronation ceremony the Bifrost, originally thought of as the rainbow by the Norse, is seen as a beam of rainbow light. when Odin appears in Jotunheim, he is riding his eight-legged horse Sleipnir a Jotun calls Thor a “little princess” – once Thor’s hammer was stolen and he dressed up as a Princess to go back and retrieve it and Thor shows Jane a drawing of a crossroads with nine orbs in it – his perception and representation of Yggdrasil, a great tree around which the nine worlds are tethered, making up the universe. 17 of 17 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Kenneth Branagh asked Anthony Hopkins to improvise his reaction to Thor’s yelling at him in the banishment scene. Hopkins agreed, and when the scene was filmed many of the cast/crew present were sobbing. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston later said they had to struggle to keep their composure during filming that scene. Hiddleston later complimented Hopkins, to which he said, “Ken’s fantastic, isn’t he?”. 25 of 26 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The final choice for the role of Thor came down to brothers Chris Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth. Chris found it funny: “We both came all the way over here from Australia and ended up battling against each other.” He however bore no ill-will towards Liam, claiming he was rooting for him to get the role. 16 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • It’s mentioned in passing that Thor’s hammer was forged inside “a dying star”. This actually makes a modicum of scientific sense. When a very large star dies in a supernova, sometimes its remains collapsed to form a “neutron star”. These objects cram the mass of the sun into the size of a city, forming a new kind of matter nicknamed neutronium. A single teaspoon of this material would weigh billions of tonnes. If Mjolnir was made of this material, it would certainly explain its incredible weight. 24 of 25 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When Tom Hiddleston learned he was going to be in the film, he was in “a grizzly pub” in North London, and caused an uproar there by screaming out loud. 13 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Dr Selvig mentions a comrade who got mixed up with SHIELD, whom he described as “a pioneer in gamma radiation”; this alludes to Bruce Banner, whose experiments in gamma radiation mutated him into the Incredible Hulk. A deleted scene also has him mention Hank Pym, also known as Ant-Man. 13 of 13 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: When Jane and Thor are going to the crater, there are wired fences visible on the side of the road. When the camera cuts to an outside shot of the car, the fences are gone.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. Written byAnonymous

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Victoria Alonso known as co-producer
  • Mike Bodkin known as stereoscopic executive producer
  • Michael Chong known as production executive
  • Louis D'Esposito known as executive producer
  • Kevin Feige known as producer
  • Alan Fine known as executive producer
  • David J. Grant known as associate producer
  • Craig Kyle known as co-producer
  • Stan Lee known as executive producer
  • David Maisel known as executive producer
  • Patricia Whitcher known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Chris Hemsworth known as Thor
  • Natalie Portman known as Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston known as Loki
  • Anthony Hopkins known as Odin
  • Stellan Skarsgård known as Erik Selvig
  • Kat Dennings known as Darcy Lewis
  • Clark Gregg known as Agent Coulson
  • Colm Feore known as King Laufey
  • Idris Elba known as Heimdall
  • Ray Stevenson known as Volstagg
  • Tadanobu Asano known as Hogun
  • Josh Dallas known as Fandral
  • Jaimie Alexander known as Sif
  • Rene Russo known as Frigga
  • Adriana Barraza known as Isabel Alvarez
  • Maximiliano Hernández known as Agent Sitwell (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
  • Richard Cetrone known as Frost Giant Captain
  • Darren Kendrick known as Frost Giant Sentry
  • Joshua Cox known as Frost Giant Hailstrum (as Josh Coxx)
  • Justice Smith known as Frost Giant Brute (as Justice Jesse Smith)
  • Joseph Gatt known as Frost Giant Grundroth
  • Luke Massy known as Frost Giant Raze
  • Matt Ducey known as Einherjar Guard (as Matthew Ducey)
  • Jason Camp known as Einherjar Guard
  • Buddy Sosthand known as Agent Delancey
  • Blake Silver known as Techie
  • Jamie McShane known as Agent Jackson
  • Dale Godboldo known as Agent Garrett
  • Patrick O'Brien Demsey known as Agent Cale
  • Jim Palmer known as SHIELD Guard
  • Seth Coltan known as Townie
  • J. Michael Straczynski known as Townie
  • Ryan Schaefer known as Townie
  • Matt Battaglia known as Pete
  • Stan Lee known as Stan the Man
  • Joel McCrary known as Drunk Townie
  • Isaac Kappy known as Pet Store Clerk
  • Juliet Lopez known as Admission Nurse
  • Rob Mars known as Orderly
  • Carrie Lazar known as Viking Mother
  • Harley Graham known as Viking Child
  • Alexander Wright known as Viking Elder
  • Hilary Pingle known as Viking
  • Shawn-Caulin Young known as Viking
  • Kinsey McLean known as Viking
  • Kelly Hawthorne known as Viking
  • Dakota Goyo known as Young Thor
  • Ted Allpress known as Young Loki
  • Chris Antonini known as Man in Bar (uncredited)
  • John Bailey known as Shield Guard (uncredited)
  • David Bantly known as SHIELD Scientist (uncredited)
  • Vanessa Bednar known as Viking Villager (uncredited)
  • Todd Bethke known as Postman (uncredited)
  • Troy Brenna known as Frost Giant (uncredited)
  • Adam Critchlow known as Einherjar Guard (uncredited)
  • Michelle Csitos known as Viking Village Wife (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Dean known as Asgardian Demigoddess (uncredited)
  • Pat Duke known as Frost Giant Sentry (voice) (uncredited)
  • Kimberly Evan known as Lady in Waiting to the Queen (uncredited)
  • Eric Holloway known as Townie (uncredited)
  • Samuel L. Jackson known as Nick Fury (uncredited)
  • Jasyn Jefferies known as Einherjar Guard (uncredited)
  • James Kimball known as Einherjar Guard (uncredited)
  • Raven Lewis known as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Keith Middlebrook known as Agent McGuire (uncredited)
  • Nabil Nona known as Roman God (uncredited)
  • Martin Palmer known as Towns Person (uncredited)
  • Terry Dale Parks known as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Tanissa Potrovitza known as Extra in Diner (uncredited)
  • Taylor Reed known as Guard of Asland (uncredited)
  • Jeremy Renner known as Clint Barton / Hawkeye (uncredited)
  • Douglas Tait known as Frost Giant (uncredited)
  • Clay von Carlowitz known as Asgardian Guard (uncredited)
  • Travis Willingham known as Frost Giants (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Luisa Abel known as makeup department head
  • Janice Alexander known as hair department head
  • Terry Baliel known as assistant hair department head
  • Phillip Boutte Jr. known as production illustrator: special makeup effects unit
  • Berlinda Cantu-Lewis known as hair stylist: Ne Mexico
  • Diana Choi known as special makeup effects artist (as Diana Yun Soo Yoo)
  • Trent Cotner known as special makeup effects artist
  • Roxy D'Alonzo known as makeup effects artist
  • Gabriel De Cunto known as special makeup effects artist
  • Jed Dornoff known as makeup artist
  • Katie Douthit known as assistant hair stylist: second unit, New Mexico (as Kathleen Douthit)
  • Maggie Elliott known as assistant makeup department head: second unit (as Margaret E. Elliot)
  • Pepper J. Gallegos known as makeup artist: second unit, New Mexico (as Pepper Jane Gallegos)
  • Perry Mike Germain known as key makeup artist
  • Neill Gorton known as makeup effects: UK Vendor
  • Connie Grayson Criswell known as contact lens technician (as Connie Grayson)
  • Edouard F. Henriques known as makeup department head: second unit
  • Teressa Hill known as assistant hair department head: second unit
  • Will Huff known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ann-Maree Hurley known as prostethics makeup artist
  • Carmen L. Jones known as hair stylist: New Mexico
  • Eileen Kastner-Delago known as makeup artist: Ms. Portman
  • Lorri Keefer-Smith known as manicurist
  • Louis Kiss known as special makeup effects artist
  • Bob Kretschmer known as wig maker
  • Natasha Ladek known as wig maker
  • Brad Look known as special makeup effects artist
  • Lucia Mace known as hair department head: second unit
  • James MacKinnon known as special makeup effects artist
  • Amy McHale known as hair stylist
  • Yvette Meely known as hair stylist: New Mexico
  • Jessica Nelson known as contact lens technician
  • Mark Nieman known as special makeup effects artist
  • Deidre Parness known as makeup artist: New Mexico
  • Cristina Patterson Ceret known as contact lens coordinator/painter
  • Carol Pershing known as key hair stylist
  • Steve Prouty known as special makeup effects artist
  • Jill Rockow known as special makeup effects artist
  • Alex Rouse known as wigmaker
  • Sara Roybal known as makeup artist: day player
  • Nikoletta Skarlatos known as makeup artist
  • Mike Smithson known as special makeup effects artist
  • Arjen Tuiten known as special makeup effects artist: King Laufey
  • Jay Wejebe known as assistant makeup department head
  • Angie Wells known as makeup day player
  • Michael F. Blake known as makeup artist (uncredited)
  • Carol F. Doran known as facial hair maker (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Ruben Abarca known as drapery foreman
  • Wil Albarez known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Steve Allen known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Russell R. Anderson known as set dresser (as Russell Anderson)
  • Brett Andrews known as assistant property master: New Mexico
  • Varsenik Vicky Antonyan known as draper (as Varsenik Antonyan)
  • Eric Arellanes known as propmaker gang boss: New Mexico
  • Lucas Arguello known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Isidoro Avila known as props
  • C. Scott Baker known as set designer
  • Paul Baker known as props
  • Tamar Barnoon known as set decoration buyer
  • Greg Benge known as assistant prop master: second unit, New Mexico
  • Max R. Bestic known as set dresser
  • Sarena Bhargava known as sculptor
  • Brandon Birrer known as propmaker gang boss
  • Kelly Birrer known as toolman
  • Richard Bloom known as assistant art director
  • Russell Bobbitt known as property master
  • Lou Boggs known as gang boss: New Mexico (as Lou R. Boggs)
  • Tony Bohorquez known as model maker
  • Jeff Bolen known as plasterer: New Mexico
  • Randy Bostic known as set dresser
  • Phillip Boutte Jr. known as illustrator (as Phillip Boutte)
  • Damon Bowden known as paint decorator
  • Bret Brand known as propmaker foreman
  • Judah Braunstein known as utility technician: New Mexico
  • Darrel D. Bricker known as supervising labor foreman
  • Mark W. Brown known as set dresser
  • Jack Brunacini Jr. known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Timothy Burgard known as storyboard artist (as Tim Burgard)
  • Michael Burke known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Steve Burkhart known as decorator gang boss
  • Andrew Campbell known as graphic designer
  • Tim Caprarelli known as storyboard artist
  • Kyle Caraway known as utility technician: New Mexico
  • Anthony Carlind known as leadman
  • Anthony Carlino known as leadman
  • Donald Carlson known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • James Carson known as illustrator
  • Mike Castello known as paint foreman: New MNexico
  • Ramiro Castillo known as plasterer: New Mexico
  • Gladys Cepeda known as draper
  • Dianne Chadwick known as graphic designer
  • Steve Chapman known as gang boss: Ne Mexico (as Steven Chapman)
  • Jeffery A. Chavers known as propmaker: New Mexico (as Jeffrey A. Chavers)
  • Lance Cheatham known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Aric Cheng known as set designer
  • Charles Chesser known as propmaker: New Mexico (as Charles W. Chesser)
  • Randy L. Childs known as construction coordinator
  • Randy L. Childs known as propmaker foreman
  • Dan Colegrove known as general foreman: additional photography (as Dan Colgrove)
  • Sage Emmett Connell known as set dresser: New Mexico (as Sage Connell)
  • Nigel Conway known as painter: New Mexico
  • Kenneth Cook known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Gene 'Hap' Cooper known as supervising sculptor (as Gene Cooper)
  • Tony Cope known as modeler gang boss (as Anthony 'Tony' Cope)
  • Joe Couch known as stage foreman (as Joseph Couch)
  • Duncan Crawford known as sculptor
  • Mickey Cruz known as plaster foreman: New Mexico
  • Andres Cubillan known as art department coordinator
  • Federico D'Alessandro known as lead storyboard artist
  • William Daley known as propmaker foreman
  • Rocky De la Vega known as painter: New Mexico
  • Joseph De Santis known as assistant property master: second unit
  • Darrin Denlinger known as storyboard artist
  • Jams Denten known as plaster foreman
  • Loyd 'Jim' Ellis known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Marcus Epps known as on-set dresser: second unit
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • Louis Farah known as construction medic
  • Klara Farberov known as draper
  • Monica Fedrick known as prop graphic designer
  • Rolland Feight known as labor gang boss: New Mexico (as Rolland L. Feight)
  • Florence Fellman known as assistant set decorator
  • Francesco Ferrara known as painter
  • Megg Fleck known as art department assistant: New Mexico
  • Sven Fodale known as propmaker foreman
  • Robert Fritz known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Jeff Frost known as model maker
  • Nicholas H. Fuchs known as plaster foreman
  • Jerry Fuentes known as greensman: Ne Mexico
  • Darren Gibson known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Rick Glenn known as set dresser
  • Mark Goerner known as illustrator
  • Hector M. Gonzalez known as assistant property master
  • Linda R. Gore known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Shawn Gren known as utility technician: New Mexico
  • Graham Griswold known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Wellyem Guerra known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Miguel Gurule known as painter: New Mexico
  • Walt Hadfield known as construction coordinator
  • Theodore Harris known as laborer: New Mexico (as Theodore Harris Jr.)
  • Mickey L. Harrison known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Michael Hebden known as sculptor
  • John Herbert known as paint supervisor: reshoots
  • Scott Herbertson known as set designer
  • Daniel L. Herrera known as painter: New Mexico
  • Chris Herrington known as painter
  • Edward Hidalgo known as mill foreman
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as sculptor
  • William D. Horn known as painter: New Mexico
  • Jacob J. House known as modeler gang boss (as Jacob House)
  • Jeff House known as plaster supervisor
  • Gordon Huggins known as paint gang boss
  • William R. Hughes known as toolperson: New Mexico
  • Andrew Hwang known as previsualization asset lead: The Third Floor
  • Patrick Jaramillo known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Teresa Jimenez known as draper
  • Tommy John known as painter
  • Jacob Johnston known as visual development
  • Richard W. Jones known as greens foreman
  • Steve Jung known as illustrator
  • Tex Kadonaga known as set designer (as Tetsuo 'Tex' Kadonaga)
  • Eric Kagan known as prop assistant
  • John S. Karas known as labor foreman (as John F. Karas)
  • Tyler Kettenburg known as gang boss
  • Sam Khalsa known as painter: New Mexico
  • Kent Kidman known as propmaker
  • Jay Koiwai known as stand-by painter: second unit
  • Vance Kovacs known as illustrator
  • Helen Kozora known as set decoration buyer
  • Michael Kutsche known as illustrator
  • Steve Lauritzen known as set dresser
  • Fireball Tim Lawrence known as vehicle designer
  • Maggie Lee known as set decoration production assistant: New Mexico
  • Jonathan Lehn known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Kevin Loo known as set designer
  • Dale Lotreck known as utility technician: New Mexico
  • Wes Louie known as concept artist: Film Illusions Inc.
  • Michael Lovato known as stand-by foreman: second unit, New Mexico
  • Marco López known as gang boss (as Marco Lopez)
  • Jason Mahakian known as concept model maker
  • Michael Maloney known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Shnorik Mardirosian known as draper
  • Jeff Markwith known as set designer
  • Geoffrey C. Martin known as greensman: New Mexico
  • Raul Martinez known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Christopher McCain known as propmaker: New Mexico (as Chris McCain)
  • Sean McCormick known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Stephen McCumby known as property master: second unit
  • Thomas Meikle known as sculptor
  • Ryan Meinerding known as visual development supervisor
  • Ron Mendell known as concept artist
  • Nichole Miller known as painter: New Mexico (as Nichole S. Miller)
  • Lawrence Morales known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Kimberly Murak known as painter: New Mexico
  • Sergio Murillo known as plasterer: New Mexico
  • Carol Ann Napier known as set dresser: New Mexico
  • Thomas A. Nelson known as storyboard artist (as Tom Nelson)
  • Greg Newton known as construction foreman: New Mexico (as Greg A. Newton)
  • David O'Grady known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Jose Olivia known as labor foreman
  • Dan Ondrejko known as head greensman (as Daniel L. Ondrejko)
  • Leroy Ortega known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Samuel Pactol known as painter
  • Tanya Pann known as painter: New Mexico
  • Ron Papazian known as set dresser
  • Andy Park known as concept illustrator
  • Paul Penley known as on-set dresser
  • Sara M. Pennington known as art department coordinator: New Mexico (as Sara Lewis)
  • Tyler Pope known as propmaker
  • Anne Porter known as set designer
  • Donald Redoglia known as construction foreman: New Mexico
  • Andrew Reeder known as set designer
  • Will Madoc Rees known as illustrator
  • Todd Rex known as sculptor
  • Edward Reyes known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Jorge Reyes known as plasterer: New Mexico
  • Thaddeus Richardson known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Kurtis Richmond known as concept artist Fuel: VFX
  • Dennis Riewerts known as draper: New Mexico
  • Raj Rihal known as illustrator
  • Leo Rijn known as sculptor
  • Albert Rivera known as utility technician: New Mexico (as Alberto Rivera)
  • Patrick Rogers known as draper
  • Rich Romig known as set designer
  • Lauren Rosenbloom known as art department assistant
  • James Rothwell known as illustrator: animativs
  • Danny Rowe known as set dresser
  • Marco Rubeo known as set designer
  • Nicholas Rymond known as gang boss (as Nick Raymond)
  • Tommy Samona known as set dresser (as Anthony Samona)
  • Ernest M. Sanchez known as set dressing gangboss
  • Leonard Sanchez known as utility technician
  • Sal Sanchez known as plasterer: New Mexico (as Salvador Sanchez)
  • Jerry Sargent known as construction foreman: New Mexico
  • Joseph Sargent known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Ed Sauer known as propmaker: New Mexico (as Edward F. Sauer)
  • Nathan Schroeder known as illustrator
  • Robert Schulte known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Randy Severino known as set dresser
  • Nancy Severs known as painter: New Mexico
  • Randy Severs known as construction foreman: New Mexico
  • Lily Shapiro known as art department assistant
  • Paris Sharp known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Craig Shoji known as illustrator
  • Max Soto known as labor foreman
  • Patte Strong-Lord known as set designer
  • Tony Swatton known as props
  • Earl Thielen known as property assistant
  • Jeffrey Thomas known as greens stand-by foreman: first unit, New Mexico
  • Jeffrey Thomas known as greensman: New Mexico
  • Lawrence Tolle known as property assistant
  • Duan G. Trujillo known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Joseph Trujillo known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Brett Tyler known as paint gangboss
  • Lance Tytor known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Robert Valverde known as utility technician: New Mexico
  • Maria Vaughan known as draper
  • Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez known as sculptor gang boss (as Cuitlahauc Morales)
  • Joel Venti known as storyboard artist
  • Robert A. Vigil known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Robert W. Vigil known as laborer: New Mexico
  • Patrick Waincier known as draper
  • Brian Walker known as construction co-coordinator
  • Simon Webber known as concept artist
  • Robert Weiland known as propmaker gang boss
  • Charlie Wen known as visual development supervisor
  • Jack White known as food stylist
  • Glenn Williams known as propmaker gang boss
  • Tracey Wilson known as storyboard artist
  • Lyndell Wolff known as propmaker foreman: New Mexico (as Lyndell Dean Wolff)
  • Bradley Woodbridge known as painter
  • Mark Woodworth II known as painter
  • Ben Woodworth known as painter
  • Eric Yamamoto known as art department assistant
  • Daphne Yap known as illustrator
  • Charles Yardman known as propmaker: New Mexico
  • Shaun Young known as set decorating coordinator (as Shaun A. Young)
  • Chris Zimmerman known as stand by painter
  • Clyde Zimmerman known as paint supervisor
  • Ruslan Batenko known as props (uncredited)
  • Patrick Beals known as prop designer (uncredited)
  • Natalie Bloomer known as props (uncredited)
  • Tammy DeRuiter known as painter (uncredited)
  • David Johnson known as props (uncredited)
  • Matthew King known as assistant food stylist (uncredited)
  • Wil Rees known as production illustrator (uncredited)
  • Carl Robarge known as mold maker (uncredited)
  • Jay Secord known as props (uncredited)
  • Edward Skade known as sculptor (uncredited)
  • Jason Vanover known as key greensman: re-shoot (uncredited)




Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Marvel Entertainment (presents)
  • Marvel Studios

Other Companies:

  •  tactical equipment and uniforms
  • BUF  main titles background
  • 20th Century Fox Studios  post-production facilities
  • Act One Script Clearance  clearances
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  music recorded at
  • Air-Edel Recording Studios  music mixed at
  • Allan Padelford Camera Cars  camera equipment provided by (Biscuit Jr. Rig)
  • Angel & Fine Productions  production services
  • Bender ET  GFCI shock protection provided by
  • Buena Vista Records  soundtrack
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital marketing asset management
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Doosan Portable Power  generators supplied by
  • DoubleFVoice  musician contractor: vocalist (as DoubleFVoices)
  • EFilm  digital intermediate
  • Film Illusions  specialty costumes
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Future Capital Partners  special thanks
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance (uncredited)
  • Go For Locations  locations equipment rentals
  • Go For Locations  locations website hosting
  • Hollywood Rentals Productions Services  grip and lighting equipment
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Ironhead Studios  specialty costumes
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy security
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra  orchestra
  • Mediacom 24-7  travel and accommodation (post production mix)
  • Monster Picture Crane  stunt rigging crane
  • Nastec Security  security: Ms. Portman
  • Noble Media  producers rep
  • OTC Productions  digital asset management
  • Panavision  camera equipment provided by
  • Pepper Sound  ADR recording facility
  • Pictorvision  Eclipse aerial camera system
  • Playback Technologies  computer playback engineering
  • Prologue Films  main titles (as Prologue)
  • Red Rhino Trailers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Reel Security  production security: Los Angeles
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Runway Editing  post-production
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Screen Capital International  special thanks
  • Sigloch Military / Tactical  military personnel
  • Steadicam Rickshaw  steadicam rickshaw provided by
  • Tony's Food Service  catering
  • Walt Disney Records  soundtrack (as Buena Vista Records)


  • Forum Cinemas (2011) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Japan (2011) (Japan) (theatrical) (as Paramount Pictures Japan)
  • Paramount Pictures Entertainment (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2011) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Solar Entertainment (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • Solar Films (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Philippines) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2011) (Venezuela) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2011) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2011) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2011) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • FX Network (2013) (USA) (TV)
  • Film1 (2012) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Odeon (2011) (Greece) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Universal Pictures Benelux (2011) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2013) (USA) (video)
  • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2011) (Portugal) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Legacy Effects (prosthetics and suit effects: Frost Giant)
  • Third Floor, The (previsualization and postvisualization)
  • Gentle Giant Studios (digital scanning)
  • Giant Studios (motion capture)
  • Digital Domain (special visual effects and digital animation)
  • Fuel VFX (visual effects)
  • Luma Pictures (visual effects)
  • Whiskytree (visual effects)
  • Evil Eye Pictures (visual effects)
  • Stereo D (stereoscopic conversion)
  • Hirota Paint Industries (HPI) (uncredited)
  • The Base Studio

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. sidfargas from Australia
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Thor was much much better than I expected. I didn't know if they couldpull of the balance between the Norse mythology stuff and the realworld Marvel Universe. I should've known better because Marvel knowstheir characters and knows what we want to see. Spider-Man set a newstandard for the superhero film genre back in the day. Iron Man uppedthe ante. Thor takes the ball and runs with it and places that bar evenhigher. I look forward to seeing it again and know it will do wellenough to be worthy of a sequel because word of mouth is going to begreat. Trust me when I say Thor REALLY IS as good as Iron Man and ismost worthy to be called one of the greatest adaptations ever.

    Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god Thor, and Tom Hiddleston as hisvillainous brother Loki show they have the acting ability and starquality to become mega-marquee names in the future. Marvel found twoabsolute diamonds in the rough. Both actors make a HUGE impression andare wonderful on screen. You knew Acedemy Award winners Anthony Hopkinsand Natalie Portman would bring it but these relative unkowns more thanhold their own on screen. I know the script is written mostly for thembut they carry it in a big way. From what I've read, Hemsworth andHiddleston were cast almost a year in advance of filming the story so,they had time to get into shape and do character research. They certaindid these long-time Marvel greats proud. Intelligent comic-book popcornepics are rare and this one is definitely a cut above the usual fare.

  2. Argemaluco from Argentina
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    The idea of a "classic" director like Kenneth Branagh making asuperhero film might initially sound strange, but in the case of Thorthat ended up being very appropriate, because the comic always usedShakespearean drama and archaic language to tell the story of the Godof Thunder, the political/family conflicts in the Asgard kingdom andits interaction with the universe of Marvel Comics. And Branagh'scompetent direction, the excellent performances and the solidscreenplay make Thor to be a very entertaining movie.

    I honestly had always preferred the character of Thor in small doses oras part of an ensemble, like he was on the beginnings of the comic TheAvengers and in its modern reinterpretation The Ultimates. So, I didnot have big expectations on a movie exclusively focused in thatcharacter; however, Chris Hemsworth brings a brilliant performance inthat role, because he could perfectly combine the pompous and operatic"classic" Thor with the dynamic and unstable modern Thor. I do not knowhow the purist fans of the Kirby/Lee era will take that mash-up, but Ithink it was a very good decision, specially because Thor does not onlywork as an origin of that superhero, but also as an efficient preambleof the highly anticipated film The Avengers, which will be anunification point of Marvel's film universe.

    For example, we also have the character of Agent Coulson conductingscientific investigations from S.H.I.E.L.D. with his accustomedastuteness and efficiency; we also have a cameo of one of my favoriteAvengers (even though without his traditional uniform); and apost-credits scene where a few concepts we are surely going to see inthat future movie are established. But well…it would not be fair toonly consider Thor as an extra-large trailer of The Avengers. As Ipreviously said, it is a very entertaining movie with various positiveelements, like Branagh's efficient direction, which drives the movie ata perfect rhythm. As for the cast, besides of the previously mentionedHemsworth, I think that the rest of the actors is also worthy ofapplause, starting by Natalie Portman, who can perfectly express hercharacter's emotions. I also liked the work from Stellan Skarsgård; hisparticipation is relatively short and it would seem irrelevant if itwas not for the dramatic weight this actor brings to the character withhis mere presence. And Kat Dennings is quite funny and credible as thecomic relief.

    As for the screenplay, it is very well written; the only thing I wouldsay against it is that it makes a few "traps" which feel a bit forced.As for the action scenes, I found them to be well filmed, with theexception of a few excessive close-ups which made them occasionallyconfusing; I think that is the only thing I can say against Branagh'sdirection.

    In conclusion, I took a very pleasant surprise with Thor, and I canrecommend it as a very good re-invention of a difficult to handlesuperhero. It might not be a great film, but it definitely made me havea good time.

  3. feelinesound from United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Honestly, seeing that Branagh directed and J. Michael Straczynski wrotethe script is a large part of why I went to see the movie. Plus I'mgenerally a big fan of Marvel and their movies.

    Unfortunately it's one of the dumbest things I've seen in years, and iscompletely full of moronic clichés and the most superficial fauxmorals. Please do yourself a favour and spend your money on things thatare more deserving of it, especially if you've worked hard to earn it.

    Just in case you want to know what you'll be missing —

    * spoiler alert * (though really I'm giving this film a massivecompliment by suggesting you could 'spoil' anything in it)

    Thor's father takes his hammer away and sends him to earth forpunishment. While there Thor literally changes overnight from being anarrogant, rash and violent idiot to a wise, humble and pacifistpurveyor of all things noble, and the only possible reason for thisthat's presented in the movie is that he met Natalie Portman and wasthen told that his father died while he was gone. Once Thor the god ofthunder completes this astonishing and instant transformation andsacrifices his life for others, his hammer flies back to him, reviveshim and he beats the bad guys with it.

    If you really, really love Marvel movies and viking folklore (to thepoint where you don't mind these things being made a joke out of) andhave 2.5 hours in which you'd otherwise be causing harm to humanity orthis planet, go see it. Otherwise you might as well spare yourself fromthis glorious waste of time and brain cells.

  4. theycallmemrglass from United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    I watched this last night at a preview screening in London.

    I prayed that Kenneth Branagh would learn from his mistakes withhandling a big budget movie, namely his Frankeinstein. Thankfully, I amglad to say he learnt a great deal from those mistakes. Of course, thisis no Henry V, this is just pure popcorn entertainment but a thoroughlyenjoyable introduction to Thor for the big screen. Chris Hemsworthplayed the part with a lot of energy, charisma and I have to admit froma bloke's point of view, annoying good looks. Anthony Hopkins addedmuch needed heavyweight presence as Odin but its a role he has quitefrankly played a gazillion times but I never tire of it, so I'm notcomplaining. In a year long span of brilliantly playing vastlydifferent roles from psychotic to swashbuckling heroine, NataliePortman this time plays the sweet determined scientist girl who fallsfor the strangely mannered good looking guy. Nothing too taxing for anyof them but they do give a re-assuring aura about them.

    The visuals were quite spectacular, mainly, the sweeping canvas ofAsgard. The action scenes were also good though I thought could havebeen executed better with lesser use of the fast cut edit style that istoo often the norm in action film these days.

    There is plenty of humour when Thor is on Earth but not in a put-offway as there is a suitable contrast of a serious tone with everythingset in Asgard. Even though the storyline was somewhat predictable, itwas still a riveting one.

    For those like me, who were concerned about how Thor fits into theestablished Marvel connected universe set by the Iron Man films neednot worry. That is just another thing that Branagh and crew pulls offvery well. We can now fully embrace the forthcoming Avengers where aGod, a man who transforms into a giant green beast, and a man who fliesin a hi tech amour suit can share the same screen. So its all comingtogether nicely.

    And make sure you stay for the end credit scenes. In case you did notknow of this before, I urge you to go back to the previous films (IronMan 1 & 2, Incredible Hulk) and watch the end of credit sequences ifyou haven't already. They tell a separate story strand that willculminate to a certain upcoming Marvel movie. The end credit sequenceof Thor is the most fascinating yet as it actually takes a major plotdevelopment in the story strand 😉 And it was the longest bloody end ofcredit sequence I've ever seen in any movie! One last thing, the film Isaw was in 3d and once again, it practically nearly ruined all theaction scenes for me. In the non action scenes, it was pretty uselessand just simply made the film much darker.

  5. ocacia from Ethiopia
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Did professionals write this film? Did Antony really read the script ordid he just see the figures in the contract? I think Nat and Tony neednew agents, because you do not go from Silence of lamb and Black Swan*respectively* to this utter junk.

    I do not know what other people saw but there is nothing good or uniquein this film. The special effects actually made me tired. And lets talkabout the story? My Lord, where was it and when did it begin. I got thefeeling that the script was written after the action sequences wereplanned. They therefore said we want this effect and this effect nowlets write a film around that. We need to use up Nat so lets force aromance into the script. We want jokes, so lets force a few of those inthere. So much dead space in the film that doesn't arch intoanything.scenes seem random and disconnected, like writing in junk toget it to a feature length time. drifting focus, drifting priorities.And no great moments that saved the film.

    Also it is an overnight transformation from utter arrgoance tohumility. Does anyone identify with any characters here? Did youunderstand the brothers motives? Makes no real sense in the real world.Did the film introduce anything for anyone to attach themselves toemotionally? No. Characters appear in odd order without anydevelopment. Actually while I am here typing I just realized something: This film is below the dignity of critique. It is so poor, so badlydirected and written that to even point out the weak characterdevelopment or random script turns give too much credit to it. I willtherefore cease to add speak about it for fear of giving someone theillusion that there is anything to actually speak about in terms ofartistic critique.

  6. rparham from Gainesville, Florida
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    In the pantheon of Marvel Superheroes, from my vantage point, Thor is asecond-tier player. Even amongst non-obsessive comic aficionados, suchas myself, Thor doesn't quite have the readership draw or the commonfamiliarity in the public that heroes such as Spider-Man, Batman,Superman, etc., have. However, that doesn't mean that Marvel Studios,the filmmaking wing of the company, feel inclined to give the filmicadaptation of Thor short shrift. The cinematic entry for thischaracter, titled simply Thor, is among the better of the Marveladaptations of recent years, mixing a good sense of fun, strong acting,and some Shakespearian level drama that makes for an especiallyentertaining time at the movies.

    Liberally adapting portions of Thor comic book lore to fit in a moremodern comic book film reality, Thor introduces us to a centuries oldwar between the Asgardians, beings that live for long periods of timeand can travel through space from their home realm of Asgard to variousother worlds, such as Earth, via the Bi-Frost bridge, and the conflictcentric Frost Giants, whom the Asgardians conquered some time back.Odin (Anthony Hopkins), ruler of the Asgardians, is preparing toabdicate his throne to his son, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), but on the eveof Thor's inauguration, agents of the Frost Giants infiltrate Asgardand attempt to steal back a device that is the key to their power,which had been taken by Odin at the end of their long struggle. WhenThor disagrees with his father's desire to not to retaliate in order tonot disturb the peace that currently exists between the Asgardians andthe Frost Giants, he takes matters into his own hands, traveling to theFrost Giant's realm with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), andcompatriots Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), Hogun(Tadanobu Asano) and Fandral (Josh Dallas) in tow. When the encounterwith the Frost Giants ends with tensions re-ignited between the twofactions, Odin decides that his son is not prepared to lead his people,and exiles Thor, sans his powers, to Earth.

    When he arrives on Earth, he is discovered by astrophysicist JaneFoster (Natalie Portman) and her associates Professor Selvig (StellanSkarsgaard) and Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), who are convinced that heisn't a random homeless vagabond that they found in the middle of thedesert. Thor must attempt to locate his power hammer, Mjolnir, from thegovernment agents that have captured it, and attempt to reclaim hisplace in Asgard. However, he finds that, without his super-humanabilities, and surrounded by humans, perhaps some of his previousattitudes were incorrect, especially when he connects romantically withJane. Meanwhile, Loki, who turns out to have some ulterior motives,seizes control of Asgard following the collapse of Odin from strain,and begins to hatch a grand scheme involving the Frost Giants.

    Thor, much like Iron Man before it, proves that, in the right hands, acomic tale that appears silly on the surface can have hidden depthswhen properly plumbed. Sure, Thor has elements that, on the face of it,may lead a bit to some audience snickers (Thor's ability to pickhimself up and fly and defeat attackers with little effort are a bitcheesy at times), but the creatives behind Thor, including directorKenneth Branagh, manage to develop a story for Thor that deals withelements of tragedy, pathos, selflessness and, perhaps even moresurprisingly, involving character development. Thor is more about thelead characters at its core, again akin to Iron Man, than some othercomic book films and this draws the audience into its tale.

    When it was first announced that Kenneth Branagh would be taking thereins of Thor as a director, it seemed something of an unusual fit forsomeone best known for his cinematic adaptations of the works ofShakespeare, but the final results of Thor bare out that Branagh wasjust the right man for the job. Considering the larger-than-lifeorigins of the Thor comic, involving beings with the power andappearance of Gods and the various machinations of their story, thematerial fits fairly well with Branagh's body of work to a greatextent. Especially strong is the development of Loki, who proves to beless of a traditional mustache twirling villain, and more of amisguided soul, trapped between revelations he makes about himself andhis past and his respect in his father, making him more of a tragicfigure than a black and white comic book antagonist.

    Thor benefits from strong acting from its leads, Hemsworth andHiddleston. Hemsworth embodies Thor, first as the brash, acting-before-thinking hero, and later as a man faced with the reality that some ofhis choices and attitudes were not becoming of a king. Hemsworth reallymakes you empathize with Thor, and gives you a reason to root for thecharacter throughout the film. Hiddleston, working with the somewhatsubdued (at first) Loki eventually transforms him from a seeming weak,malleable person into one who's penchant for vengeance and control isrevealed in layers, peeling back one by one through the development ofthe narrative.

    Thor isn't without its weak points, however. The romance between Thorand Jane Foster is practically and afterthought, rushed into thenarrative at light speed and then not given any room to breathe ordevelop, it plays more as a requirement of adapting the comic storythan something that works organically in the film. Portman is fine inthe role, but the screenplay doesn't give enough to this relationshipfor it to be more than a bump in the road of the film's story.

    Once again, Marvel has managed to take one of their lesser known heroesand make them the subject of an entertaining film version, with energyand depth that is a bit unexpected. May they keep on making comic bookfilms of this caliber.

  7. aernest from United States
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Though I'm old and did read some comics in my time, Thor was never oneof them. I do teach some Norse mythology, though, so that aspectinterested me. There was an odd steampunk approach to the mythology,which was OK, I suppose. I really didn't expect this movie to be Warand Peace, and I was certainly right on the money with that. It wentfor the snarky Iron Man approach more than I thought it would. It'shard to pull off without veteran snarkmeister Robert Downey, Jr.,though. Chris Hemsworth is impossibly charming and good- looking in thetitle role, and does pretty well, considering some of the lines he hadto say. Anthony Hopkins is a safe choice for his patented OlderMentor/Authority Figure performance (enjoy that check, Anthony), andTom Hiddleston is somewhat intriguing as Loki. Stellan Skarsgard iscompletely wasted in a role that could have been phoned in. But youknow who really stinks up the joint? Natalie Portman. It was DAMN hardto believe she was an astrophysicist, but it was even harder to believethat THOR (god of thunder, possessor of unspeakable power) would findher even remotely interesting. All she does is whine. The allegedfalling in love is quite unbelievable, BTW. Yeesh. I hope theinevitable sequel loses her character.

  8. cre8toruk from United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Sorry, to all that have given this "movie" more than 1 out of 10. Thishas to be one of the most sorry excuses for a movie I've ever seen.Actually less interesting and more poorly written than Pokemon themovie and even that was a new low for me… It cost me £10.00 to seethis (I had my own 3d glasses)!!! I'm considering asking for a refund.

    What was the point of Natalie Portman or the other mortals presence andthe 5 minutes we spent in their company?

    This movie is nothing but a 2 and bit hour long trailer for theundoubted THOR 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 which will have all the drama andnormally good content that Marvel based movies have (I can only hope).

    More time is spent (nearly half) developing characters and giving usbackground information on how we've got to where we've got…ratherthan telling the story that we paid to see….

    There's no depth of character, (Anthony Hopkins was the best actor init and he spent most of his time in a coma, I'm guessing after he readthe script !), there's no plot other than arrogant son, exiled toearth. He spends 5 minutes (yes 5 !) not understanding anything that'sgoing on or how society works (despite him and his people being deifiedfor at least 2,000 years) and then gets sucked back to his own "realm",there's little in the way of good dialogue, the special effects are DrWho'esq and the 3D is forgettable.

    There's no menace from any of the baddies, his "bad" half / non brotherseems so nice that you think "ah it's all an act and something terribleis going to happen"… but no, he is quite a nice guy only reallydabbles with naughtiness…..

    This film was supposed to be in 3D yet I completely forgot that it wasafter the first 5 minutes and only at the end when I realised that Iwas wearing the stupid glasses did I remember!!

    In a time where we have transformers, X-Men and the like, the specialeffects were weak and pretty poor. There's no humour no camping it upto rescue it either.

    My worry is that if this is the best movie of the undoubted quadruologythat we're about to be subjected to, then God help us.

    I warn you we may have another Iron Man 2 (a movie I still haven't beenable to stay awake all the way through yet!!) or Spiderman (anythingother than 1) on our hands and can I bring myself to part with another£10 on the strength of that?… almost certainly not.

    This could and should have been great, it wasn't and I'm left feelingcheated !


  9. bob the moo
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    I had heard a lot of good things about this film before I eventuallysaw it. I had decided that I wasn't going to go and pay loads of moneyto sit in noisy cinemas and be bombarded with disappointingblockbusters this summer, but I figured that this had enough good wordof mouth to be worth seeing. After watching it I browsed through theuser comments here of writers I generally trust and found that most ofthem had loved it too; so why did I find it to be all a lot of fuss andnonsense that ultimately amounts to very little?

    I came to Thor with some worries despite the good word of mouth, Inever cared for the character generally and he always seemed a littlesilly to me, with the Nordic god dialogue just making it worse. As aresult I guess the script could have been worse because it would havebeen bogged down in this stuff but it never was, however this is not tosay that it worked well. What it does is take us from point A to pointB without ever really doing a huge amount of interest. It has enoughhumour in to stop it being too serious, but not enough to actually belight and fun. It has enough character in it to avoid it feelingwooden, but not enough to make one care. It has enough drama in it toset up the action, but not enough to provide actual tension or a senseof danger. To me it didn't seem to do anything in particular. I waslooking for more sport to be made of this silly God once he was onearth but it didn't happen. In particular I was looking for Loki to bea more interesting "baddie" since he could have been a tragic, hauntedcharacter – but we don't see this outside of his actions.

    This all came together for me to limit my interest in what was goingon. The stuff in the heavens was all too full of mock Shakespeareanshouting but without dramatic substance, while the stuff on Earth wastoo fleeting and lacking fun and entertainment value. For sure the filmprovides spectacle but again I just found it to be rather hollow as Iwatched it, enjoying it for the noise but not much else. The cast arevaried. Although limited, Hemsworth is well-cast because he has thebody and big voice to fill the character. He needed a good oppositenumber though and in Hiddleston he doesn't have it – he doesn't havethe presence needed or the depth of character. Portman has almostnothing to do and it shows in her performance, she is here for the sakeof it and you could have digitally removed her from this film and madeno difference to it. Ditto Skarsgård– at least Dennings provided somelight relief. Hopkins adds a bit of gravitas to proceedings, while Elbahas the frame and voice for his character. Like everyone else itsurprises me still to think this was directed by Kenneth Branagh, butit is a smart career move for him to show he can do big budget effectsmovies – if it does nothing else, it shows that.

    Thor feels like a film that had to be made rather than one that wascreated on its own merits. Of course, as part of The Avengers, this istrue but it is irritating that you feel that way while watching it. Ithas noise and spectacle for those looking for that, but it lacks toomuch in the way of character, danger, humour and good old fashionedentertainment. You know when you buy a new product and the first fewdays it is shiny and great but then, in using it you spot lots of gapsand think "why didn't they do this?" and "why did they not expand thisfunction?" – well Thor is that product, shiny and noisy but ultimatelyone is left wondering why the makers didn't do a lot more in someregards and a lot less in others. Not an awful film – but just abog-standard one with a massive effects budget.

  10. janus-20 from United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2014, 6:00 pm

    Straight to the point, this was not only one of the better ones, itsone of the few really good ones. I'm sure anyone reading this knowswhat i'm getting at, they either get these right or they get themwrong. Well this ones right, very right, from start to finish, epic,spectacular, warm, funny, action packed.

    The story draws you in, the characters are likable, the pace is justright, doesn't race along, but doesn't plod either. Great cast,particularly Chris Hemsworth, if Captain America and Green Lantern cankeep up this standard then it'll be a good summer season.

    Ken's pulled it all together. Go and watch it, i cant imagine you wontenjoy it and if you think i'm being paid to say this then get stuffed!!

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