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Chris Hemsworth. Photo: Marvel

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the hot-headed son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), is banished to Earth, which becomes an opportunity for his brother (Tom Hiddleston) to seize power of Asgard. The fourth film in the so-called Marvel Cinematic Universe shares ideas and references with its predecessors, and by the time a near-indestructible machine that looks like leftovers from Iron Man makes an appearance, it’s obvious that the concept needs fresher ideas. Still, this is a fun, handsome 3D production with a game cast, especially Hemsworth who plays the hero with his tongue firmly in cheek.

2011-U.S. 115 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Comic Book: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby. Cast: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings… Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo. Cameos: Stan Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner. 

Trivia: At various points, Sam Raimi, Matthew Vaughn and Guillermo del Toro considered directing the film; Daniel Craig was considered as Thor. Thor joined forces with Iron Man, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk for The Avengers (2012). Followed by three sequels, starting with Thor: The Dark World (2013).

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