“At the centre of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
As someone who hasn’t read the Thor comics nor know a lot about Norse mythology, I do not know how faithful this film, however like most Marvel films although very different and not very accurate, still very entertaining. The viewer starts with no attachments to the arrogant leading character- Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who seems to be always disobeying the rules, but as the plot moves on, you begin to see the character develop into a likeable hero and begins to behave like a true Marvel leading role.
Although looking the part Chris’s acting seems a little bland to start with compared to Tom Hiddleston’s acting of one of the villains of the film, Loki, Tom showed a snarky and mischievous side to the character. Viewers of the film feel sympathy towards Loki (even though being the villain of the film) at his realisation of his tragic childhood, credit has to be given to the fantastic acting from Tom. The love interest to Thor- Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), a scientist who helps Thor adapt to his new surroundings, and although great acting and chemistry between the two, it seems a little insta-love and unrealistic. The human sidekicks to the film including Jane brought a hint of comedy to the film and all behaved realistically as well as the struggle of Thor attempting to fit in with the human world is also very humorous.
A lot of the parts of the film could of easily been explained much better for example the tesseract although this discovery leads on to The Avengers, however this means that the viewer is slightly confused through out the whole film. In comparison to previous Marvel films this focuses on the characters more than action, as these action scenes- although being made very well-are seen very rarely.
Overall, Thor is a very well made and scripted film with a great cast with a mixture of genres: Action/Romance/Humour and it would be very hard to find a person who did not enjoy this film thoroughly as it is suitable for a mixture of audiences.