Movie Review: THOR was Epically Glorious
Thor is a movie all of us geeks have been waiting to see. It was one of my most anticipated films of the year, and I know most of you have been wondering if Marvel got it right, if they made a film worthy of Thor’s almighty awesomeness. The answer to that question is yes. Yes, they did. Thor was epically incredible, and bringing Kenneth Branagh on to direct it was the best thing that Marvel could have done. He brought Thor to life in a way I don’t think anyone could have imagined. I was 100% satisfied with the films outcome.
Not only did Branagh awesomely bring the story Thor to life, but every single bit of casting was pitch perfect. Chris Hemsworth gloriously blew up the screen as Thor, Natalie Portman was fantastic as Jane Foster, Jaimie Alexander was stunning as Sif, she didn't have enough screen time. Anthony Hopkins had such a booming presence as Odin, he owned the screen in every scene he was in. Kat Dennings made for good comic relief, Clark Gregg had a lot of good screentime, Rene Russo, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Joshua Dallas, and Tadanobu Asano were also all great and entertaining in their perspective roles. As for Tom Hiddleston... wow, Hiddleston who I had never heard of before he was cast in the film was brilliantly incredible, he stole the freakin’ show! I didn’t know what to expect from him, but damn... he was the best part of the movie. This guy has a great future ahead of him, and I can't wait to see him take on The Avengers!
The special effects in this film were done extremely well, and I absolutely loved the designs that were implemented into the movie. The costumes, the character designs like the Frost Giants, Asgard, it was all just a beautiful work of art. Then there’s the action sequences which were extra-freakin-odinary. The fight sequences and battle scenes were so much fun to watch that they made me want to leap out of my seat and cheer with geek filled excitement!
My two favorite scenes in the film were the first epic battle sequence between Thor and an army of Frost Giants. Then there was the final monumental fight between Loki and Thor. Watching these two brothers battle it out was not only a exciting scene to watch, but there was a great deal of emotion behind it as well. It’s no surprise that the whole movie was leading up to this moment.
Branagh and Marvel did the best they could to tell this story properly and I thought what they did worked great. There were moments when things seemed a little rushed especially with some of the characters. I wouldn’t have minded seeing an extra 15 or 20 minutes of character development, but that’s not going to happen. In all honesty it’s only really noticeable if your looking for it, so just don’t look for it. Of course now that I mentioned it you re going to look for it... sorry.
For those of you who think you’ve already seen the best parts of the film already in the trailer and film clips, you haven’t. I was pleasantly surprised by all of the greatness that this film had to offer. No joke, from the very beginning of the film to the very end I had a big grin on my face. What can I say? I enjoyed the hell out of it, and I can't wait to see it again!
This is going to be a huge hit, the first in a great line-up of summer films. I can’t wait for all of you to get to see this movie, and I highly recommend that you all do. There’s no doubt in my mind that you’re all going to have a great time watching it. Thor will put you back in touch with that little kid kid that resides in the heart of everyone. As for where it stands in the other Marvel films that have been made... I personally thought it was better than the Iron Man films or The Incredible Hulk.
Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that 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.