Summary: The movie starts out more than strong. It is an epic retelling of the comic stories spawning in the 60's which were unprecedented in their scope and imagination. Unfortunately the second half of the film drags the whole down.
Excerpt: Of all the pre-Avengers films that Marvel released, this was probably the most likely to fail, given the otherworldly nature and seeming indestructible nature of the protagonist which differed from the other Earthbound heroes on the mix.
Excerpt: The son of Odin is banished to Earth after provoking war with a neighbouring realm and finds he must prove himself worthy in order to return to Asgard to prevent his brother from usurping their father and claiming the crown for himself.
Excerpt: Thor is one of my favorite Marvel movies. I went into it not expecting that much, but was completely blown away by it. The story was great, the acting was great, the visuals were great. Everything I ever hope for in an action movie.
Excerpt: This was a blind buy for me after loving The Avengers and seeing this on Black Friday for about $9. Not being a comic book fan I loved The Avengers but only knew about half the characters. Now I know the back story to Thor and his brother and caught a glimpse of the archery guy.