Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites 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.
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Thor is another decent comic book adaptation showcasing an individual character in an effort to build up for this year’s release of The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth plays the hammer wielding prince of Asgard. After Thor’s ego and hot headedness shatters the fragile truce between the Asgardians and their arch enemy frost giants, he is stripped of his powers and cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). On Earth, he meets pretty scientist Natalie Portman and friends who initially think he is a lunatic but then start to wonder just where he came from. All the while back on Asgard, Odin has slipped into a coma and Thor’s diabolical brother Loki has taken over. All that is good is unraveling and it’s up to Thor to figure out how to regain his powers and return to Asgard to save the universe from Loki and the war preparing frost giants. I like Thor and the fight scenes throughout the film do justice to his great power. But there is too much corny dialogue between Thor and Portman’s character that keep this one from flying high for me. I understand these movies need to cater to audiences of all ages, but the overall light nature of Thor bogs it down a little. Still, Hemsworth plays the God of Thunder well and it will be interesting to see what they do with the character in The Avengers.