Tonight I went to a private advanced screening of Thor, the soon to be released superhero movie based on the comic book character of the same name published by Marvel Comics. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins with Kenneth Branagh directing it.
The epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical 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.
Thor is the latest installment from Marvel & I have loved every movie they have released to date. Thor did not disappoint me one bit. The visual & special effects were stunning throughout the movie, the realm of Asgard for one, looked amazing, however, one thing lacking was the more creative use of 3D technology that we have seen in movies such as Avatar. I found that 3D wasn’t used in places where it would have benefited more from. The way Asgard was designed, could have allowed for a greater use of the technology. Maybe that’s just me.
Throughout the movie, there is a great deal of humor especially from the interaction with Thor & Jane (& the budding romance of the characters). I wasn’t expecting it to be as funny as it was, but coming from Marvel, expect the unexpected. The sibling rivalry between Thor & Loki drove the movie, this is when we see the best action scenes between the characters played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth & British actor Tom Hiddleston. The acting by Chris Hemsworth was superb, not to mention the fact his body was very very pumped up & hot to say to least *swoon!*. He is a long way away from his Home & Away Soap Opera past & is no doubt an actor to watch in the future. He is well on his way to full on Hollywood Stardom.
Already released in Australia on April 21, it is due to be released in the UK on April 27th & in the USA on May 6 & is approx 2 hours & 10 minutes long. It is a must see for comic book fans & those who just love a good action movie. I dragged along my mother who is not a fan of these types of movies, but she enjoyed it. That’s saying something…. oh wait.. she loved Iron Man too. Oh well, I guess she is just a closet comic book movie fan!
Note: Watch out for the subtle Avenger hints within the movie & Samuel L. Jackson is back, stay until the end credits. It doesn’t disappoint. Captain America is up next…..[rating:4/5]