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Thor 2011

Amazon Video

(749) IMDb 7/10
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Moving between present day Earth and the fantastic realm of Asgard, we witness how the Mighty Thor, 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.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
1 hour, 54 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director Kenneth Branagh
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
Supporting actors Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Adriana Barraza, Maximiliano Hernández, Richard Cetrone, Darren Kendrick, Josh Coxx, Justice Smith
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By FallenGrace TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 May 2015
Format: Blu-ray
Though perfectly suited to watch as a stand alone feature, Thor is in fact the fourth movie of Marvel studios phase one universe that ties up with Avengers Assemble so if you want to understand some of the references then you should watch Iron Man, Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2 first but it doesn't matter too much.

What does matter is that Thor is a fantastic film.

Based upon norse mythology, the character Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), the king of the realm of Asgard. During his would be corronation to receive the crown from his father, Asgard is attacked by a handful of frost giants, long time enemies of the Asgardians. Arrogant in his youth believing himself invincible, he is persuaded by his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) Thor and his closest warriors defy Odin and travel to Jotenheim to confront the giants resulting in war. Enraged by Thor's acts, Odin banishes him to earth to humble him. Pride before the fall as they say.

This film does so many things right. It has surprisingly strong character development at it's heart as Thor realises he has much to learn not only about himself but the other realms, I really enjoyed watching him grow.

The locations are stunning. The CGI heavy realms of Asgard and Jotenheim look fantastic, Asgard is all light with golden glowing castles and shimmering waters in contrast with Jotenheim's dark cold ice and rock environments. Despite these fantastical locations Thor's time on earth in a small desert town is equally memorable as Thor tries to adjust to a world he doesn't understand or belong leading to many humorous moments. Interestingly despite the large differences between each realm, it works well as a cohesive universe.
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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Mar. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Based on the characterisation of Thor from the Marvel comics, this much awaited and heralded superhero movie is pretty darned good. I'm not familiar with the comics, so know nothing of the characterisation or plot lines from them, but this was no barrier to enjoying this well made and entertaining movie.

Based around the mythology of the Norsemen, it gives us Thor, son of Odin. Deceived into starting a war with the ice giants by his brother Loki, Odin banishes him to Earth, where he becomes its protector. Eventually he must return to Asgard to defend his own people from the plots of his brother, who would, of course, be King.

It's a tale huge in scope, and director Kenneth Branagh has the eye to give it sweeping epic nature it needs. It's an excellently done piece, with lots of good special effects and a feeling of grandeur. One of the things in the film's favour is that, unlike many superhero films, the story of the creation of the hero and other background material is dealt with quickly and efficiently, allowing us to get straight to the story in hand and not get bogged down in unnecessary background. Which allows us to dive straight into a pretty thrilling ride. There are also a few nice touches that seem to pay homage to earlier classic superhero/sci fi films, with scenes that reminded me of Superman 2, The Day The Earth Stood Still and Men In Black. Full marks to Branagh for pulling it off.

Chris Hemsworth is an engaging hero, almost believable as the Norse God. Tom Hiddlestone (with whom Branagh previously worked on the Wallander series) is well cast as the sneaky and rotten Loki, delivering a complex villain with quite a lot of style. Anthony Hopkins brings a real gravitas to the piece as the weary yet still all mighty Odin.
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