Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thor - Movie Review

Unfortunately, I do not know too much on Norse and Celtic mythology, but you don't really have to know much to understand and enjoy the new Marvel movie that came out. 

The movie "Thor" is based on Marvel's (Stan Lee's) comic book adaptation of the Norse god.

The movie stars great actors like Anthony Hopkins,  Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgard so the acting in the movie isn't as cheesy as Spiderman 3 was starting to get.  Although, if you are not into science fiction, the movie can be a bit too fantastical due to the fact that we are given two settings. One on earth and the other in Asgard, which is Thor's realm and home. It was a bit difficult to take Asgard too seriously just because most of us do not know much of Norse mythology.

There is some pretty good fight scenes, but nothing spectacular that we expect to see in "summer" releases. There was no awe factor to the effects and the plot was a bit predictable. Thor starts off as a rebellious, egocentric, war-thirsty son of the god Odin and predictably ends up tamed, humble and peace-loving. All, of course, with the help of the beautiful Jane played by Natalie Portman.

There are some pretty funny scenes and the lack of foul language and sexuality was very refreshing. There is one prolonged scene of a very cut and muscular Thor wandering around shirtless, but other than that, the movie is very clean regarding nudity, partial nudity or over sexualized comic-book attire.

The movie is rated PG-13 due to sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.

I believe the Frost Giants can be a bit scary for smaller children as well as the monster at the beginning of the movie. There are a couple of scenes involving drinking and Thor gets drunk with the scientist Eric on earth. There is a very romantic kiss when Thor says goodbye to Jane. He kisses her on the hand (such a gentleman!), but she reaches for him and gives him a pretty good smooch. Other than that, the movie is clean, but not what I expected.

The movie is 130 minutes long.

IMPORTANT: Make sure to stay after ALL the credits are over. There is an important scene at the end regarding the Avenger's upcoming film.

STARS: I give it 6.5 stars out of 10. Rami gives it 10. I guess we know what my son is going to want to be this Halloween!


  1. I had seen the preview but it did not really interest me to see it, but I went with a friend who invited me anyway...AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! That part where he kisses her hand is so romantical...:)))

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  4. Hi! I enjoyed your review. It's often difficult to know what movies will be family-friendly. I was going to rent Where the Wild Things Are for my four-year-old, until someone told me that one of the kids gets his arm ripped off in the movie. Apparently it's a joke, but I guess some kids got really traumatized at that part!

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  6. Good to know. My husband thought it this would be okay for kids and it sounds like you thought so too. :)

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