Thor is a pleasant surprise after the deluge of mediocre hero movies abounding. A pleasantly handsome and nicely well spoken Chris Hemsworth heads a small but stellar cast in a well paced adventure that was engrossing, sometimes amusing without going over the top. The cgi was class, the casting excellent with the likes of Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore to round out a well chosen cast.
Unfortunately the lack of chemistry between Hemsworth and the charming but rather over used Natalie Portman was almost palpable. It was the lack of believable romance, noticeably the lack of any emotional intimacy between the leads–a scene or two might have done wonders–to elevate the movie from comic book into story. This is surprising considering the excellent Kenneth Branagh directed and surely would have noted the shortcoming. While Thor might have not been a great love story, epic adventures usually have them as more than an aside. As usual with mythical stories less cgi and more story is the only complaint that could be made of an enjoyable film.
7.5/10 Great Film to watch with that special guy