Excerpt: In the late spring of 2011, “Thor” kicked off what was going to be a great summer for movies. Oh, didn’t you know? The event movies no longer happen in June, July and August. May is the new August.
Summary: Superhero movies are more polarizing than anything Hollywood produces, and this film will probably draw as many haters as lovers. I’m neither, but I do think that “Thor: The Dark World” is a better film than "Thor."
Excerpt: Paramount sure is in a rush to get that Avengers movie moving. Unless you’re the type who is keeping a vigil over all aspects of the production, Hawkeye’s (Jeremy Renner) pithy cameo in Thor will go unnoticed.
Conclusion: 'Thor' isn't the top dog in the Marvel filmography, but it's certainly a respectable entry that should age nicely. There's something for just about everyone in this highly entertaining action blockbuster with brains galore.
Excerpt: There’s never a dull moment in Thor , the first of Marvel’s movies to be based on a superhero character almost no one outside of their comic reading faithful cares about. The average man on the street had at least heard of Iron Man, but Thor is better known as a character out of Norse mythology than...
Excerpt: Thor is the next step in Marvel's massive multi-superhero world-building effort that will culminate with The Avengers next summer, but unlike Iron Man 2 before it, it manages to stand as its own engaging, slightly cuckoo narrative as well.