Thor is a nice surprise. My husband and I got to see it early with Australians in Film – Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, is an Aussie and he introduced the movie. Thor is based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. Thor is the hero, of course, and based on the Norse Mythology. Anthony Hopkins plays Odin, Thor’s father, the king. Rene Russo is the queen. Natalie Portman is the mortal who ends up stealing his heart. I guess since I didn’t expect much I was happily surprised that the movie was so cute. It’s in 3-D, so it has that going for it, plus some great special effects, and some funny lines. Not a typical comic book movie! Kind of fun!
Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor -a powerful but arrogant warrior god -recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.