Film Review – Thor (2011)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

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  1. It’s no coincidence that the Shakespeare parallels are present here, since Branagh directed Henry V in 1989 and Hamlet in 1996. I can understand why fans roll their eyes at the forced relationship between Thor and Jane Foster. Through Foster and her cohorts, they’re supposed to humble the Norse God of Thunder and help him care about humanity. He does go through this and yes, one would get excited of having first-hand experience with an actual God. However, it does plant the seeds for one of the many grand faults that ultimately doomed “Thor: The Dark World” with the title of “Worst MCU Film Ever”. Still, Chris & Natalie’s interactions aren’t half bad and feel genuine. Also, Loki’s introduction is fairly solid since he’s mad for not being allowed to rule Asgard, due to the fact that he’s originally from Jotunheim, the land of the Frost Giants. We can agree this and his role as main antagonist in The Avengers was what helped clinch his spot as one of the best MCU villains before he begins on his path towards redemption. Finally, quick shout-out to Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson. Solid as ever, since he’s the key figure for Phase 1. In the end, this film doesn’t come close to terrible. It’s still an entertaining good time and it won’t leave anyone horribly dissatisfied.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Absolutely not a horrible film. There’s a lot of entertainment value here, especially with characters like Loki and Thor as you mentioned. But, when you look at it as a singular film and not a building block for future films, it’s just sort of “meh.”

      • Agreed. However, when comparing this and the rest of Phase 1’s universe-building with the failings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Amazing Spider-Man 2 & The 2017 Mummy, those problems don’t crop up in annoying fashion as they do in the aforementioned films.

      • Nick Kush says:

        Ohh absolutely! These films are definitely on different levels

  2. raistlin0903 says:

    That’s what I keep saying. Sure, this movie was certainly one of the least entertaining Marvel movies, but was it a bad movie? No way. With the enormous amount of movies that have now been released to date, I still have yet to see a truly terrible movie (and of course I am talking about the movies that have been released since the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Great review by the way 😀

    • Nick Kush says:

      Some of them aren’t very good, but they’re all watchable in some way or another! I️ don’t particularly like Iron Man 2, but I️ can still watch it because of RDJ!

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