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Thor: A Review of the First Film

Updated on July 15, 2016
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Alec is a film critic with a true passion for the film industry & hopes his reviews and articles will help launch his career.

Thor, the son of Odin, longs to be a king as great as his father. Loki, Thor's brother, longs to be a king greater than all the rest. So begins the struggle between two brothers, both arrogant, both feeling they are the best. Loki has a plan, though. He knows Thor acts on impulse and is not ready to take the throne. So, in order to get Thor out of the line of succession, Loki tricks Thor into going to war with the Frost Giants. Odin, filled with anger, banishes Thor to Earth in an attempt to get him back on the right path. Loki, thinking his plan is on track, takes drastic measures to become the next king.

The story was a good one, balancing good and evil and right and wrong. There are always grey areas with any battle, whether it be within a kingdom or within oneself. I loved that it tackled issues that each person goes through and placed it in a fantasy universe. Thor was more relatable because of that. The dialogue could be a bit cheesy, but it worked for the most part. Some instances were silly when they didn't need to be, but thankfully that didn't hurt the film overall.

The main problem with the film was the acting. This wasn't Chris Hemsworth's first movie, but it was his first major one. That could be why he needed a little more training in the acting department. But, you live and you learn. Natalie Portman, on the other hand, has been in movies since she was a kid and even she was lacking a bit. Mostly she came off as a whiny brat. How Thor fell for her, I'm not sure, but you can't help who you love right?

There were certain visual moments that could have been improved but nothing major. Most everything looked fantastic, especially the Frost creatures. The final two fights were also impressive, masterfully directed by Kenneth Branaugh.

In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It had its problems, as all films do, but they were minor and not overly harmful. Rather, the issues were just slight annoyances. The future of Thor will definitely be interesting, and I am ready to see it unfold.

© 2016 Alec Zander

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