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The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.0/10 (146,324 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman

The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz

Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Natalie Portman - Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston - Loki
Anthony Hopkins - Odin
Stellan Skarsgård - Erik Selvig
Kat Dennings - Darcy Lewis
Clark Gregg - Agent Coulson
Idris Elba - Heimdall
Colm Feore - King Laufey
Ray Stevenson - Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano - Hogun
Josh Dallas - Fandral (as Joshua Dallas)
Jaimie Alexander - Sif
Rene Russo - Frigga
Adriana Barraza - Isabel Alvarez

Taglines: Two worlds. One hero.


Official Website: Marvel [United States] | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 6 May 2011

Filming Locations: Galisteo, New Mexico, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: PHP 59,744,926 (Philippines) (1 May 2011) (155 Screens)

Gross: $448,512,824 (Worldwide) (25 August 2011)

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Did You Know?

Both Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hiddleston were performing in a West End stage production of 'Ivanov' when it was announced that Branagh would direct this movie. At the 2010 Empire Movie Con, Hiddleston recalled one night when, as a joke, he burst into Branagh's dressing room wielding an empty plastic container from a water cooler like Mjolnir, shouting "Come on, Ken, what do you think!?". Brannagh's response was reportedly a very jokey "You never know, darling, stranger things have happened". Two months later, Hiddleston was auditioning for Thor, before landing the role as Loki.

Continuity: In the Healing Room when Loki is shown re-examining his left hand, the edge of his sleeve is brown instead of the green of his attire, as seen immediately after.

[first lines]
Jane Foster: Wait for it.

User Review

Intelligent and fun comic-book popcorn epic!

Rating: 10/10

Thor was much much better than I expected. I didn't know if they could pull of the balance between the Norse mythology stuff and the real world Marvel Universe. I should've known better because Marvel knows their characters and knows what we want to see. Spider-Man set a new standard for the superhero film genre back in the day. Iron Man upped the ante. Thor takes the ball and runs with it and places that bar even higher. I look forward to seeing it again and know it will do well enough to be worthy of a sequel because word of mouth is going to be great. Trust me when I say Thor REALLY IS as good as Iron Man and is most worthy to be called one of the greatest adaptations ever.

Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god Thor, and Tom Hiddleston as his villainous brother Loki show they have the acting ability and star quality to become mega-marquee names in the future. Marvel found two absolute diamonds in the rough. Both actors make a HUGE impression and are wonderful on screen. You knew Acedemy Award winners Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman would bring it but these relative unkowns more than hold their own on screen. I know the script is written mostly for them but they carry it in a big way. From what I've read, Hemsworth and Hiddleston were cast almost a year in advance of filming the story so, they had time to get into shape and do character research. They certain did these long-time Marvel greats proud. Intelligent comic-book popcorn epics are rare and this one is definitely a cut above the usual fare.

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