THOR (mighty thor) (2011 U.S.) D: KENNETH BRANAGH W: ASHLEY MILLER/JACK STENTZ/DON PAYNE/J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI/MARK PROTOSEVICH P: KEVIN FEIGE
Chris Hemsworth is a pretty good Thor and this is quite a fun, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Marvel`s comic book re-interpretation of Norse mythology (by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby). Anthony Hopkins is King Odin, who banishes Thor to Earth sans hammer and strength, punishment for putting the kingdom of Asgard at war with the Frost Giants (led by an unrecognisable Colm Feore). Astrophysicist and love interest Natalie Portman helps and falls for the weird lug in New Mexico. Tom Hiddleston is villainous brother Loki. With Stellan Skarsgard, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Tadanobu Asano, Rene Russo, Ray Stevenson, Jaimie Alexander (REST STOP), Adriana Barraza, Matt Battaglia, Jeremy Renner, the usual cameo from Executive Producer Stan Lee and a cool giant robot with a heat ray blowing things up (the VFX highlight for me, but it all looks great). After the end credits there`s a brief taster for the forthcoming THE AVENGERS (with Samuel L. Jackson. And this coda directed by Joss Whedon). Originally 3D in theatres. There was also a short-lived MIGHTY THOR animated series in the mid-60`s.

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