The first Sci-Fi Blockbuster movie of the summer came out today, and I had my ticket in hand for the 12:01 am show at Regal Cinemas in Plymouth Meeting to see it.
Thor, starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, and Anthony Hopkins was finally on the big screen!
As I waited in line to get my seat, I surfed the web on my Droid and I got alerts from Sideshow Collectibles, Marvel Shop and Entertainment Earth that Thor dolls, statues, busts, figures and everything else under the sun is now for sale.
The all out Summer movie campaign is definitely in full swing! I will be sure to review several of those products over the next few weeks, but this article will focus on one thing – How was the movie and did it live up to the hype? For this Examiner, the answer to both, is Yes!
Thor is the story of two boys of the son of Odin. Thor is the older of the two, while Loki is the youngest. Thor is the strong and witty type and Loki is more shy and muted. Odin often tells them the story of how their kingdom was once overrun by creatures called Frost Giants and how he defeated them and forged a peace between himself and the Frost Giant king. Both of them tell him they are ready, but Odin informs them that while they both were born to be kings, only one can be chosen.
As Thor is about to be named king by his father and he recites his pledge, the Frost Giants attack. Thor’s arrogance towards the Frost Giants attack leads Odin to cast him out of Asgard down to Earth…
I don’t believe in giving away too much information about the film and ruin it for those who plan to see it so I won’t be breaking the movie down scene by scene. I plan to keep it as spoiler free as possible.
His family seems to be torn apart by lies and betrayal while a seemingly fearless and mis-guided Thor takes whatever is thrown his way with bravado and confidence, with a mix of comedy relief from Portman.
The visual effects are well done (which I’m sure are even better in 3-D and IMAX) and not only is the story inviting, but the visuals are just as appealing. I went into this movie expecting nothing but an article, but left with a real appreciation for the story.
It was well written and directed. Thor breaks the mold for the typical “Comic Book” movie. Even someone with no knowledge of the character and his story could appreciate this movie on face value. It was a very enjoyable two hours and
I plan to see it again during the week. If all the movies this summer are as enjoyable as this, it will be one great season for movies!
If you plan to see it this weekend, you may want to get advance tickets at Fandago.com as most night shows are already sold out. You can check local Philadelphia listings in your area at Moviefone.com.