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Review | THOR – 2011

Since the first time I saw the film Thor, I was a fan. Last night I watched the film for the third time and now it’s time for a review! We start with three scientists, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) and Darcy (Kat Dennings) who are watching a strange thing happening in the air and then suddenly they hit a man with their car. Shortly after we get a flashback which gives us an introduction of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). During this intro we see how the brothers grew up and the reason why Thor was banned to earth. Thor, the oldest brother who was supposed to become king of Asgard, became a powerful but arrogant god who loves a good fight. Loki on the other hand, has always been jealous of Thor. He’s mean and sneaky but a very interesting character with magical abilities. From the point where Odin exiles Thor and takes away his power, we go back to the now.thorJane and her crew finds Thor, not knowing he actually is the God of Thunder, and go on a mission together. Thor wants his power and hammer back and Jane wants her equipment back, which was taken by S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s nice to see that Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is played by the same actor as in the tv-series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Thor thinks his mission to get back his hammer will be easy. Nobody on earth can pick it up, but the mighty Thor can. Well that’s what he thought, but Odin casted a spell on the hammer: “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” It’s a bit sad to see that Thor also can’t hold the hammer and he lost all his hope, especially after Loki gives him a visit and tells him lies.

In the meantime at Asgard: Loki finds out his true identity and makes a pact with the enemy, The Frost Giants. Thor’s friends make a pact to get Thor back and make a trip to earth. What happens next is a bit predictable. Of course Thor gets his powers back and gets control over the hammer. Of course he and Jane fall in love, of course there’s a fight on Earth where Thor is the big winner and evil gets destroyed. However it’s a great film! the storytelling is good, so even when you’ve never read any comics you know what it’s about. Chris as Thor is amazing! He’s really funny sometimes, every time I see him I get a smile on my face. Most funny scene are when he smashes a cup and says: “Another!” or when he demands a horse. The chemistry between him and Jane is really noticeable, especially in the car and when he tells her about the nine Kingdoms.Thor is the type of man who thinks he can do anything and when he can’t you see that he gets emotional. That was an interesting turn of events for him. Loki, the evil brother, is not someone you can hate. He’s just misunderstood and only wants his father to love him the same as he love his brother. Ahh it’s really kind of sad actually. Tom as Loki really did an amazing job as the villain. You just can’t really hate him, because he’s not just a villain.

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Another aspect I really liked was the comparison with Iron Man: “Is that one of Stark’s? – I don’t know. Guy never tells me anything.” Another good quote when Thor’s friends came to earth: “Is there a Renaissance Fair in town? We’ve got Xena, Jackie Chan and Robin Hood.” Hahaha 🙂

So, now I’ve seen both Thor films I really have to see The Avengers. I missed some things which happened in that film and had effect on the second Thor film. For those who are interested, read my review on Thor: The Dark World.

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