Sunday, June 5, 2011
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings.
Saw Thor at the cinema yesterday in 3D. It was much better than I thought it would be! Charismatic star-in-the-making Chris Hemsworth does a fantastic job in the title role, and can I just say, the dude must have done a HELL-LOAD of training and exercise because he is HUGE! Seriously huge, bulging muscles (see photo below). 3D is used to great effect here, a lot of the scenes in the Asgard realm, particularly involving the Rainbow Bridge are just spectacular. Look out for a cameo from Stan Lee (as usual) AND stay til the end of the credits for a Marvel reveal.
Plotwise, Thor is an angry, reckless and in line to become King. However, his thoughtless, aggressive actions bring about a major fight with the scary icy dudes (the Frost Giants of Jotunheim) and as such his Father banishes him and takes away his mighty hammer as punishment. Boo! Director Kenneth Branagh does a great job with Thor; I thoroughly enjoyed the story, acting and gorgeous sparkly, colourful Rainbow Bridge. Stop! Hammer Time! :)