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Thor (DVD)

Thor [DVD]


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Thor is available to pre-order now.

The world has many heroes, but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Star Trek) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero. Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Anthony Hopkins (Beowulf) also star in the blockbuster adventure that critics are saying “Hammers home the action” (Sunday Mirror) and “10/10. THORSOME!” (Daily Star).

Special Features:

  • Commentary by director Kenneth Branagh
  • Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
  • Featurettes
  • Road to the Avengers
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Avengers Animated Trailer

Thor – Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

Thor is available to pre-order now.

The world has many heroes, but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Star Trek) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero. Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Anthony Hopkins (Beowulf) also star in the blockbuster adventure that critics are saying “Hammers home the action” (Sunday Mirror) and “10/10. THORSOME!” (Daily Star).

Special Features:

  • Commentary by director Kenneth Branagh
  • Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant
  • Featurettes
  • Road to the Avengers
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Avengers Animated Trailer

Review -Thor

This year’s superhero season has kicked off with an almighty punch as Marvel’s Thor comes to the big screen. When I first heard that Kenneth Branagh was taking the role as director, I wasn’t sure what to think. A man renown for his leanings towards the more highbrow productions, I was interested in how Branagh’s Shakespearean background would bring Thor and the Norse gods to life. It could’ve gone bad like Ang Lee’s Hulk or, as is the case, Branagh could’ve brought those Shakespearean themes such as deception, family betrayal and character driven drama.

The epic adventure “Thor” spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

Let’s get the bad stuff out of the ways first. Most of the Earth based scenes aren’t anywhere near as interesting as those that take place on Asgard and Jotunheim, home of the Frost Giants. Natalie Portman is adequate as Jane Foster (Thor’s love interest) and Stellan Skarsgard her research scientist colleague Erik Selvig. They are however easily outdone by Kat Dennings who plays their assistant, Darcy Lewis. A gutsy, cool and hip chick, Dennings does comic relief really well. The only other highlights is seeing S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson from Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and an uncredited cameo by Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. There are also a few fun moments with Thor and his interactions on Earth.

The post production 3D conversion adds nothing to the overall feel of the movie, but as least it doesn’t impact it badly, like it did with Clash of the Titans.

The real magic lies in Asgard, as Thor and Loki vie for the attention of their father Odin, King of the Asgardians. Chris Hemsworth playing the titular Thor to good affect as the good natured, but quick to temper god, who is ruled by his emotions. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is deceitful, easily manipulating those around him. Loki constantly keeps the audience guessing where his allegiances lie. On top of these two solidly good performances is Anthony Hopkins’s portrayal of Odin who steals every scene he is in. The film is more about the relationship of the father and two sons and as Hopkins describes “It’s a superhero movie, but with a bit of Shakespeare thrown in”.

Also of note is Idris Elba as Heimdall, the all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian sentry of the Bifrost bridge. He has a gravitas about him almost as good as Anthony Hopkins. Elba’s casting prompted a a planned boycott by the Council of Conservative Citizens and a debate amongst comic book fans, some insisting it was wrong for a black man to play a Nordic god. In response Elba called the debate, “ridiculous” and rightly so, he was simply brilliant.

Aside from a couple of dodgy scenes (Thor against the Destroyer on Earth), the special effects are top notch. Asgard and the Bifrost look stunning, as do the Frost Giants and Jotunheim. Branagh grounds the idea of Norse gods into the Marvel film universe with a sense of realism – yes despite it being a story about gods – and tying magic and science together as one and the same adds to this.

Thor is an extremely fun movie to watch and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a movie that children will like as well as adults and comic book fans alike. With Captain America: The First Avenger set for release this summer and The Avengers movie next year, Thor successfully expands the Marvel film universe.

Brilliant fan made teaser trailer for The Avengers

Yoko Higuchi has stitched together a bunch of trailers and the result is a brilliant taster for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers movie.

Higuchi took the footage from Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, the Iron Man movies, The Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer along with the music from the X-Men: First Class trailer.

Concept Images of Chris Hemsworth as Thor

Just a few hours ago, we posted concept art of Chris Evans as Captain America. Now, we’ve got a different Chris suited up in more concept art – this time, it’s Mr. Hemsworth as Marvel’s hammer-wielding hero, Thor.

Collider scored two exclusive images from one of their readers, so don’t assume these are official until Marvel sends confirmation. I remain a bit dubious as to the legitimacy of these photos, but since they so closely resemble the Captain America concept art, I’m willing to post them anyway. Click over to their site to see the remaining image.

(Spoiler for Iron Man 2 in the next paragraph.)

Aside from the post-credits sequence in Tony Stark’s latest adventure, this is also our first look at Mjolner (Thor’s infamous hammer, for the uninitiated). As you can see, it emits a blue glow; is that just part of these artist renderings, or will that be a feature we see on the big screen?

I’ve got to be honest: I think these images show us something that looks worse than one of those terrible knock-off Halloween costumes. I realize it’s unconfirmed concept art, but man – I am not down with this.

Thor thunders his way into theaters on May 6th, 2011. What do you think about these images, especially compared to the first official photo?

First official look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor!

Today Marvel decided to give us our first glimpse at Chris Hemsworth as Thor! Kenneth Branagh and the team have been filming since January, so it was about time Marvel gave us something Godly.

Check out the full shot below, from Yahoo!:

Hemsworth definitely looks the part. He’s got the beard, the cape, the armor. The only thing that’s missing is the helmet, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing that at some point.

At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that 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.

What do you think of our first look at Thor?

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