“What do you get when you mix a Shakespearean director/actor with a Marvel superhero? Hammer Time!! This is a fantastic movie that infuses heart and soul into one of Marvel’s lesser known characters…”
Release Date: May 6, 2011 (3D/2D and IMAX 3D theaters)
Studio: Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Screenwriter: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence)
Official Website: Thor.Marvel.com
Description: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, "Thor," which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
EN Review: What do you get when you mix a Shakespearean director/actor with a Marvel superhero? Hammer Time!! This is a fantastic movie that infuses heart and soul into one of Marvel’s lesser known characters. We expected to be disappointed and that was definitely not the case as this was entertaining, fantastic looking, well written, and struck exactly the right tone. On a side note, it is amazing that Marvel’s plan for the universe has yet to have a real misstep. That is impressive in itself.
News: Thor thundered to the top of the box office this weekend, earning $66 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Exhibitor Relations
Clip: Jane (Natalie Portman) checks Thor (Chris Hemsworth) into a hospital, and when he wakes he goes on a rampage.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, director Kenneth Branagh, and the cast discuss bringing Marvel’s god of thunder to the screen.
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