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1.0 out of 5 stars Mystified by the positive reviews, 22 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Thor [DVD] (DVD)
The only positive thing that I could say is that it is visually fabulous. It must have wasted a fortune.

The plot is laughable, with so many unconvincing turns of events that I hardly know where to start. One example is Thor (missing his powers and therefore reduced to cowboy-fight haymakers and kicks), brawling his way into a high tech secured area, past dozens of government agents without any of them using their weapons, and then being released by the agents when it is explained that he is just a scientist who was upset at his research being interfered with. The scientists' confiscated research materials have been left conveniently on a table outside, so Thor can trouser them as he leaves.

The script is painful, especially the dialogue between Thor and the Natalie Portman character. He alternates between phrases that sound like something from an Australian version of Ivanhoe and teen cliches. "It's a good look!", says Natalie when Thor magically grows a superhero costume.

It has plenty of talented actors. Portman, Hopkins and Skarsgard make the most of the lines they are stuck with, although Hemsworth is a bit wooden. I noticed that the excellent Idris Elba is in there too - do these people not read screenplays before they sign up?

The original comic books were great, and with this effects team, cast and director, could be the basis for a good movie, but I doubt if the writer has even read them.

The story leaves plenty of room for sequels - please don't bother! Great special effects cannot carry a movie if the characters and story are nonsense.
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