Thor (Bilingual Widescreen Edition)
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Synopsis: The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel universe from present-day Earth to the cosmic realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero. Bonus Features: * Commentary: - Commentary by director Kenneth Branagh * Other: - 4 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary * Other: - Road to the Avengers
Of all the folks in long underwear to be tapped for superhero films, Thor would seem to be the most problematic to properly pull off. (Hypothetical Hollywood conversation: "A guy in a tricked-out, easily merchandisable metal suit? Great! An Asgardian God of Thunder who says stuff like thee and thou? Um, is Moon Knight available?") Thankfully, the resulting film does its source material rather proud, via a committed cast and an approach that doesn't shy away from the over-the-top superheroics. When you're dealing with a flying guy wielding a huge hammer, gritty realism can be overrated, really. Blending elements from the celebrated comic arcs by Walter Simonson and J. Michael Straczynski, the story follows the headstrong Thunder God (Chris Hemsworth) as he is banished to Earth and stripped of his powers by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) after inadvertently starting a war with a planet of ticked-off Frost Giants. As his traitorous brother Loki (the terrific Tom Hiddleston) schemes in the wings, Thor must redeem himself and save the universe, with the aid of a beautiful scientist (Natalie Portman). Although director Kenneth Branagh certainly doesn't skimp on the in-jokes and fan-pleasing continuity references (be prepared to stick around after the credits, Marvel fans), his film distinguishes itself by adopting a larger-than-life cosmic Shakespearean air that sets itself apart from both the cerebral, grounded style made fashionable by The Dark Knight and the loose-limbed Rat Packish vibe of the Iron Man series. Glorying in the absolute unreality of its premise, Branagh's film is a swooping, Jack Kirby-inspired saga that brings the big-budget grins on a consistent basis, as well as tying in with the superhero battle royale The Avengers. --Andrew Wright --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
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On Earth, Thor meets Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), an astrophysicist who was there along with her mentor, Dr. Erik Selvig, the night Thor came through the wormhole.
Meanwhile, Thor’s brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), finds out that his own heritage is not what he was told and, upon finding out his true origin, seeks to ensure his brother never returns to Asgard so he could become the king instead.
While on Earth, Thor must learn what it means to be humble, care for others, and thus earn his place as the proper king of Asgard, all in time to stop his brother from leading the Frost Giants into Asgard and destroying Odin’s kingdom.
This flick was Marvel’s fourth film in its Phase One plan leading up to The Avengers.
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Let's get this out in the open: I was a huge DC fan... I always hoped for DC and Warner to shake their heads and realize what they had and make the most of it. But since it's not happening, Marvel took the offensive... and I've been sold ever since. I have yet to read a single Marvel comic to this day, so the characters are quite new to me, even though I saw their designs from time to time.
Thor is quite a Shakespearian movie, dealing with brotherly issues, parental guidance, which director Kenneth Brannagh handles quite well himself in his filmography, so this project was right up his alley. Actors give great performances, starting with the actor who seems to have the most fun in the whole picture: Tom Hiddleston, the new fan girls' dream. Even I have to admit he's really good at playing bad guys. Next up is Anthony Hopkins, playing a heavy, sad and war-worn Odin, and Chris Hemsworth, whose Thor feels quite real: bulky, strong, not to trifle with, yet he manages emotional scenes quite well. It is a movie I always enjoy watching time and again.
As far as special features go, this one offers a few interesting bits of behind the scenes production, interviews, deleted scenes, trailers, all for the benefit of understanding in under 90 minutes what an undertaking this production must have been to everyone involved.
If you're a Marvel fan, casual viewer, or even a newcomer to the universe of the big M, Thor may be your right pick for an entertaining evening.
part i think.they should never of banished him from his home world of Asgard but i guess when you're arrogant and daddy
doesn't take too kindly to your attitude that will happen. but it was very weird watching Nattily Portman Act the part on Earth
when she saw Chris Hemsworth it was like she had never seen a man in her life
[Horny little thing] the earth part was a little boring for me but overall i love it i hope they make another
In a time were alot of average ho-hum Blu Ray movies are being realeased this one is worth every penny.
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Great movie; deleted scenes did not work. I bought the DVD from 'Very Vanilla' and it played well except none of the deleted scenes worked, so that was a little disappointing. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Souzien
This is a great adventure film, with lots of fun moments. Now that I can watch it in 3D, it's even better.Published 20 days ago by Carol
This is the last movie I ever intended to watch. But I saw it with my brother and I loved the movie! Read morePublished 3 months ago by momofason
great entertainment, for those of you who likes that kind of movie.Published 3 months ago by P. M., Québec