Well I finally got my thoughts together and decided I have to talk about Thor and how it makes me feel to see yet another Marvel Studios Film comes to life, does it have what it takes to fight along side Iron Man and the newer version of the Hulk or is it more a Spider Man 3 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer… Time to talk it out!
I will avoid talking about any spoilers and well it has been 2 weeks and if you have not seen it then you have no shame to fill in more of the upcoming Avengers arsenal stories.
Let’s talk real quick about Thor from the Marvel universe, created by Stan Lee and debuting during the Silver Age of Comics. Since his background is based in Norse mythology a lot of the creatures, deities, and warriors from the mythological time are brought in to face off with Thor and the other heroes of the Marvel Universe.
Thor the son of Odin the old father is the one who wields Mjölnir a mighty hammer which it’s name translates to “The Crusher”. Forged by dwarven blacksmiths and composed of fictional asgardian metal “uru” it was inscribed by Odin with the words “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor” and as such only those worthy can even lift the hammer from it’s resting place.
Now when it comes to the film they hardly cover much of Thor’s background as it concerns to the hammer or to his legendary adventures, so we start off with Thor walking up to Odin’s throne and is about to be presented with the power of Asgard when Frost Giants invade the weapons room and attempt to steal back their home worlds power source. They fail to do so and Odin decides that it is not worth fighting over since the thiefs are dead, but that is not a good enough answer for Thor who decides to gather his companions and invade the Frost Giants home world to get some answers on who and how they managed to get into Asgard without being detected. Sadly this backfires and angers Odin for the outright disobedience of Thor and his companions, Odin decides to vanish Thor to Midgard (earth) without any of his power and with no aide from anyone in Asgard.
From here the real story begins as Thor is now stuck in our world with no way of going back, he is picked up in the middle of weather annomally by Jane Foster and her science team. Of course after Thor fell to our world his hammer followed and implanted itself into the earth, SHIELD eventually finds the hammer just like they showed us at the end of Iron Man 2. From here we have our main story and of course this is where all the spoilers start to develop so this is where stop talking about for your sake.
As far as the film is concerned do not bother with the 3-D version since it seems like it was not meant to be used unless the scenes are in Asgard itself. The film has amazing visuals and great sound, the acting was great and the story developed well for the time they had to tell it in. Thor’s character develops well for the most part but it seems that some of the characters just change their outlook in life with minimal events that would justify it. Overall the cameos of other heroes worked out well and the story actually has a satisfying conclusion and it not your typical happy ending. I would say that if you are a fan of Thor from the comic books or even the cartoons you should check this out, if not wait till the DVD release of the movie, as far as connecting bonus easter egg at the end of the credits it was also a bit disappointing and it could have used a little more to it.
For my personal taste and the fact that I went into with almost no expectations and I can gladly say that I came out with a satisfying conclusion and I look forward to another installment of Thor in the future films.