Hello readers, I've been on hiatus from reviewing movies for the last few months, but I will review, for the next few days, I'll review the newest Marvel films, leading up to Captain America in 2 weeks. Now, I saw Thor on a few weeks after it came out, to align with my birthday. Now, I have to admit, I didn't think I would like this movie. Sure the trailer seemed pretty cool, and I enjoyed Chris Hemsworth in Star Trek, but my critic instincts told me I would hate it. But, I ignored it all, walked into the theater, and the movie started. And...it was pretty good! Yeah, I admit, I liked it more than I thought I would. Asgard is pretty cool, Anthony Hopkins, as you can expect, is amazing, I thought they developed Loki pretty well as a character, I liked it. But there were some parts I didn't like. For one, the writing was kind thin. I thought some of the lines were corny...but not too corny, to make this movie horrible. But now, let's talk about our leading man, Chris Hemsworth. Now, obviously, he looks the part of Thor, and plays him beautifully. The character was well developed, and the journey he goes through is really about his maturity, so you could say this is a coming-of-age story. Now the character of Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, a now Academy Award-winning actress, is completely underwritten. I think that the writers really just included her in the basic, "I'm an alien, and since I fell in love with a human, I'll stay on Earth, and use my powers to help Mankind." It seems a little predictable. And speaking of aliens, I did like the notion that the Asgardians were really aliens percieved as gods by humans, since I always wondered about who the Asgardians really were as a kid. Well, that's my initial impression of the film. Not the best Marvel's done, but most definitely not the worst. I liked the Shakespearian feel it had to it, attributed to Kenneth Branagh, a well-known thespian. I give it 8 out of 10.

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