IMDB: Thor – 2011
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Previous Viewing Date: 10th February 2018
For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
We’ve had Steve, Tony, Bruce already, next on the list the God of Thunder, the son of almighty Odin and Frigga, brother to the God of Mischief, Thor.
This movie starts out in the desert of New Mexico with Jane, Darcy and Erik as they chase the strange atmospheric occurrence that have been happening. As they get to the centre of the latest, they instead collide with a man, alone in the middle of the desert.
Then we flash back to Odin telling his 2 young sons a brief history their battle with the frost giants of Jotunheim, and then splash forward through more time to Odin and the ceremony to announce Thor as the new King of Asgard. Except the Jotun’s interrupt the day. Which of course leads Thor and his merry band to go “tell them off”, except lo and behold (who didn’t see this coming) it goes all wrong, and Odin has to save them.
For his actions and disobedience Thor is exiled by his father and sent to Midgard (Earth) as a mere mortal until he can prove himself worthy again. This brings us back to where we started in New Mexico. As events unfold, we find pieces of the puzzle emerge from the dark. Odin falls into a coma (the Odin sleep), Loki takes over Asgard, Agent Colson of Shield turns up and Thor doesn’t get his hammer back.
When Loki sends the guardian to remove Thor from the bigger picture, and Thor’s merry band turns up everything falls into place for him and he discovers that his father isn’t dead, and that Loki is not in fact King, that is when he gets dealt with by the guardian. Jane’s tears restore his powers through the will of Odin, and upon his return to Asgard puts an end to the matters at hand.
I do thoroughly enjoy the Thor movies, I have probably seen them more times then I care to count. The scene where Thor and Jane are preparing breakfast for Eric and Darcy is of particular amusement to me, just seems like the start of some “family tv drama” show.
The movie has regular action during it, but it doesn’t overkill it like some movies do. It’s been well tempered with drama, the borderline romance with Jane, aspects of humour and overall consistency with both the movies preceding it, and those that follow it. This movie really seems to be the first well balanced movie of the “series” of MCU movies.
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