- Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins, Clark Gregg
- Directors: Kenneth Branagh
- Producers: Kevin Feige
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (894 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00F435JT0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,337 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.
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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A common complaint of Marvel 3D films when converted from 2D [in the film process] to a 3D film - is that the subsequent film is often too dark.
It's all too evident with this release [one of Marvel's 1st 3D releases] - the film is dark and it only passably adequate as a 3D release, with scenes that you would think would be excellent in 3D actually being only vaguely 3-dimensional. Disappointing considering some of the other excellent Marvel 3D releases; [Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers]
Telling the tale of 'arrogant' and fearless warrior 'Thor' who's antic's see him banished from 'Asgard' to earth losing his super-powers, where he becomes befriended by 'Jane' (Natalie Portman)
He now has to win back favour of his father 'Odin' (Anthony Hopkins)( however his brother 'Loki' (Tom Hiddleston) has other plans for the fallen hero, 'Earth' becomes threatened 'Thor' will need his powers and his weapon 'The Hammer' to defend his new friends.
This is an action packed joy-ride for super-hero fans filled with much in the way of fantasy violence.
As my title suggest's------The Special -Effects are Top-Drawer.........
Great Picture and Sound Quality Throughout.
I brought it as a streamed film and the quality of sound and picture was very good, you wouldn't have known it wasn't a DVD.
After the Iron man film, this was the next "Avenger" film that made the rest possible.
Good cast and the actors are very good in bringing their characters alive.
Nice to see Clark Gregg back as Agent Phil Coulson, and the uncredited cameo of Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton "Hawkeye."
It ties the films in.
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.Read more ›