May. 15th, 2011 03:16 pm
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Movie: Thor
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and Stellan Skarsgård.
Released Nationwide: May 6, 2011

This film is based on the Marvel comic "Thor" and tells the story of how Thor was banished from Asgard (the home of the Norse gods) when his father decides that he is not worthy of being the successor for the crown. As a result, he must go to earth and prove that he is worthy of being the next king.

I don't follow this particular comic (well, I don't really follow any comics, as they aren't really my thing), but I really dig Norse mythology, so this one was kind of a must see for me.

I loved seeing Stellan Skarsgård in this. Not just because I love him as an actor, but also because he's from the part of the world that the stories of Thor and Loki actually come from. In a way, it seemed highly appropriate to have someone from Sweden (who is also completely awesome) in this.

Chris Hemsworth was really fun as Thor himself, but the one who stole the show was Tom Hiddleston as Loki. There was a depth to Loki that there wasn't in the other characters. Probably the most telling thing about his character was something he tells Thor toward the end of the film: that he never wanted to be king, he only wanted to be Thor's equal. It gave the audience the sense that Loki wasn't truly evil, he only wanted to be treated as though he were good enough in the eyes of their father (who always seemed to put Thor ahead of everyone else). And it was also very nice to see the Easter egg at the end of the film given go Loki, since he did such a fantastic job in the rest of the film.

There was also a small cameo by Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, which was kind of cool to see (since both Thor and Hawkeye will be in the Avengers film that is set to come out).

This was a fun film, and certainly worth going to see as a matinee.
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