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  • Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gregg
  • Directors: Kenneth Branagh
  • Producers: Kevin Feige
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct. 2013
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (643 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00F435JT0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy superhero adventure based on the Marvel comics character, which in turn is based on the ancient myth of Norse God of Thunder, Thor. Moving between present day Earth and the fantastic realm of Asgard, the film tells the story of the Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior god whose reckless actions rekindle an ancient feud among the deities. As a punishment, Thor is cast out of Asgard and forced to live on Earth among humankind. There, he falls in love with scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and, as the darkest forces of Asgard are sent to invade Earth, eventually learns what it means to be a real hero.

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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Oct. 2011
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For the uninitiated, that's the Thor. God of thunder from the Norse pantheon. Son of Odin. And in comics oft sent to Earth to learn humility in a human alter ego and occasionally do battle with duplicitious sibling Loki.

And be a member of superhero team the Avengers.

As we'll see next year...

In the meantime, Thor, like Iron Man did three years ago, takes the character and gives him an origin movie.

Director Kenneth Branagh tackles the problem of how to mix Norse gods and real world on screen by remembering Clarke's first law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Thus the norse gods living in Asgard here are basically super advanced aliens who once came to Earth long ago to do battle with the Frost Giants - nasty and not quite so advanced aliens - when they attacked tenth century Norway.

Their worlds are connected by a shimmering bridge which is guarded by a gatekeeper. A bridge that in our technology might also be referred to as a stargate or a wormhole.

But that's all exposition we get after a brief opening when astrophysicist Jane Foster and two friends are investigating strange readings in the sky and promptly knock down a man who comes out of nowhere.

Jumping back to the exposition shows that this is Thor. And that he and his brother Loki were raised by father Odin who hasn't been to war since he beat the frost giants. And that Thor is a bit more impetuous and up for a fight than Loki is.

When the opportunity for that comes going against his fathers wishes seem him banished to Earth, and his hammer Mjolnir dropped into the desert [what you saw in that post credits scene in Iron Man Two].

Can Jane and her friends help Thor in his quest to get home?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A.P. Fuchs, author of The Axiom-man Saga on 15 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Long ago Odin (Anthony Hopkins) led Asgard to victory against the Jotunheim Frost Giants and captured the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Warriors. Over a thousand years later, Odin is about to crown his son, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), as King of Asgard, but the coronation ceremony is interrupted when the Front Giants find a way into the weapons vault and try to steal back the Casket. Fortunately, it wasn’t stolen as the giants fell before they could take it. Wanting to make an example of them, Thor and some of his loyal companions travel to Jotunheim against his father’s wishes and start a war with the giants. Odin rescues them but not without grave consequences: upon returning to Asgard, Thor is banished to Earth for his actions, powerless and alone. Only his hammer, Mjolnir, is sent with him, but now with an enchantment that only the worthy can wield it—and Thor is not.

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.

I love this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
Positive.
Chris Hensworth & Tom Hiddleson are superb playing the two feuding brothers Thor & Loki bringing real drama to their roles.
Anthony Hopkins is exellent as always in a supporting role of Odin, Thor & Loki father.
Frost Giants are scary race adding menace to the drama.
Great emotional story,Superb direction & awesome action scenes.

Negatives.
Very few the ending loses a bit of epic,scope compared to the movies opening Battle sequence.
Renni Russo is underused as Thor & Loki mother.

Review.
Chris Hemsworth, Kit Hunter in Home & Away playing the norse god of thunder?,Can this be true??, Well yes it is & he's outstanding in the role of Thor showing bravery but who's immature arrogance of always being ready for a fight is about to be crowned king but his maturity to rule as king brings doubt by his father Odin.

When a attempt by the Frost Giants to steal a ancient artefact power source is thwarted, Thor takes it upon himself to go to the Frost Giants planet & confront the inhabitants thus could start a new war.

When the Frost Giants mock Thor & his threats he cause a battle to erupt between himself,his friends & the Frost Giants.

Odin intervenes stopping the battle but the damage is done,With a new war emerging Odin in a rage of disappointment banishes his son Thor to earth stripping him of his armour & his Hammer until he learns lessons in humility.

The Hammer becomes trapped in a rock people hear of this & becomes a popular attraction yet nobody able to remove the hammer.

Thor is found by Jane Foster & friends whom is hit by her car is taken to hospital.
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