I went to my first midnight showing ever a week ago, shocking I know, to see Thor, and I was blown away. I’ll make this clear, what you expect from Thor is all you’re going to get but Kenneth Brannagh did an amazing job with an all star cast to bring a new vibe to a comic book movie. Along with both Ironman I and II, Thor paves the way for the Avengers movie next summer, and it will be HUGE. Not to give too much away, you must stay through the credits in Thor to see who the villain in The Avengers will be and it’s a little obvious if you see the movie.
Thor has it’s moments of hilarity, especially when Thor himself can’t grasp the fact that Earth is far different than his home of Asgard, a distant alternate universe. The supporting cast is filled with actors who have substantial credits to their names but Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) steal the screen with every scene they’re in, and yes Natalie Portman is in this movie, a fact I completely forgot until right now.
Plain and simple, see this movie!! I love what Marvel Studios is doing, making several movies all connected and yet giving them all their own separate stories. This will all culminate next summer in The Avengers, breaking box office records I guarantee.