The comic book has been in print since 1962, notwithstanding this fact; Thor hasn't notched up much more than supporting roles and guest spots in various cartoons and tele-pictures since. With this in mind, the writers Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne have wisely notated an unrushed but enthralling setup of the lesser-known Marvel character and the three dimensions he inhabits. Why not inhabit a new dimension just like Thor with one of our stunning London escorts.
The opening gambit in New Mexico finds astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), her girly sidekick / assistant Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) and Jane's guru, Dr. Erik Sevig (Stellan Skarsgard) investigating a tornado-like atmospheric phenomena. In their alacrity to discover what's the squall delivered, their RV knocks down Thor (Hemsworth), a burnished and bearded outsider.
The Substance of the action in the first couple of reels depicts Thor's fall from grace in his home world, Asgard, a mystical realm over lorded by his superlatively wise but ageing father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Within a short time of peacefully ascending to the throne ahead of brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor soars into an obscure inter dimensional portal culminating in an unauthorized attack on Jotunheim, home to their enemies, the Frost Giants, led by reptile-like Laufey (Colm Feore). Our beautiful London Babes would have provided a resolve to the issue. Odin's castigation: Thor is dispatched to Midgard (Earth) with his supernatural hammer, Mjolnir, but cannot use the exceptional weaponry until he conquers the classic mythological inadequacy of arrogance and impetuosity.
Dotted with humorous delectations, Thor rampages around a dusty New Mexico town like he's still in his native Asgard, the story line promises much from the attentions of government agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Thor's looming altercation with the Destroyer, a colossal creation that resembles a high-tech suit of armour which excretes fire from its eyes. He's joined in this undertaking by Asgard allies Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), Fandral (Josh Dallas), and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano).
The anti-climactic meeting of Thor with the Destroyer is all too ephemeral when massed up against the spectacular rumbles in other dimensions. Sir Anthony Hopkins levitates to the occasion with a controlled yet authoritative portrayal of a matriarch, forced through conscience to deal the bitterest of pills on his chosen heir, and Hiddleston gives a finely tuned performance as the sibling whose loyalty or otherwise to Thor remains a alluring question until deep into actions. Worthy of a watch the movie goes some way to delivering the punch promised.