Sound Off: Marvel's 'Thor' Starts the Summer - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 6, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? It's finally time to kick off the summer of 2011! Marvel Studios is leading the way once again this year with Thor, the latest epic comic book adaptation directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder himself and Anthony Hopkins as his father Odin. So how is it? Did Marvel deliver yet another home run with Thor or are they in trouble this time? How was Hemsworth as the God of Thunder? How were all of the epic fights across the three realms? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of Marvel's Thor!
I just saw Thor for my second time last night and I still think it's awesome. Not only was it an exhilarating way to kick off the summer, as the movie is a fantastically entertaining way to spend two hours, but I thought Branagh directed one of the best Marvel movies to date. I love every and any scene that takes place on Asgard, as it was beautifully conceived, and I loved that world and the characters and all of the dialogue, I wanted to spend more time there. I really loved how cosmic and epic the realms were as introduced in this. The issues I have are with the Earth-based scenes feeling measly/inexpensive compared to everything on Asgard/Jotunheim; and Kat Dennings - her character was pointless comic relief, not a funny one either.
Though I must make special mention of Tom Hiddleston - he was absolutely phenomenal as Loki. My favorite performance out of anyone in the entire movie and an actor I know we're going to see a lot more of in the future. Everything about his performance was nuanced yet flawless, and knowing he might be the villain in The Avengers is exciting to hear, because I know his potential is pretty much limitless. They could not have found a better actor to take on the mischievous, complex, awesome role of Loki. Him and Idris Elba as Heimdall stole the show. And did you catch that cameo in the rain? I can't wait for The Avengers!
What did you think of Thor? An awesome summer blockbuster or totally cheesy and stupid? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!