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Thor (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Colm Feore ... King Laufey
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Ray Stevenson ... Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano ... Hogun
Josh Dallas ... Fandral
Jaimie Alexander ... Sif
Rene Russo ... Frigga
Adriana Barraza ... Isabela Alvarez
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two worlds. One hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

Galisteo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,723,338, 8 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$181,030,624, 25 August 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,326,618
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film makes extensive use of actual Norse mythology (on which the "Thor" comic was based):
  • The war between the Asgardians and the Jotunns was based on the Aesir-Vanir War (the Jotunns were, in fact, a non-hostile, non-antagonistic race).
  • Odin's ravens Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory), who gather information in Midgard (Earth) and relay it to Odin, are sitting on his throne during Thor's coronation ceremony.
  • The symbol seen at the weapons vault, and on Mjolnir, is the triquetra, a religious symbol. Its ancestor is the valknut, a German symbol associated with Odin.
  • The Bifrost, originally thought of as the rainbow by the Norse, is seen as a beam of rainbow light.
+ Heimdall's golden observatory is based on the Himinbjorg, Heimdall's home.
  • When Odin appears in Jotunheim, he is riding his eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
  • A Jotun calls Thor a "little princess", once Thor's hammer was stolen, and he dressed up as a Princess to go back and retrieve it.
  • Fandral and Thor describe Loki as mischievous and a talented liar, an homage to Loki's titles as the god of mischief and lies.
  • Thor asks for a cat to ride; Thor's mother Frigga has her chariot pulled by two large blue cats.
  • Thor shows Jane a drawing of crossroads with nine orbs in it, his perception and representation of Yggdrasil, a great tree around which the nine worlds are tethered, making up the universe.
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Goofs

(at around 1h 24 mins) When Destroyer fires at Thor during the attack on the town, Thor rolls towards this left in the air to avoid the explosive next to him on the ground. Thor is wearing what appear to be black glasses, possibly to protect the stuntman's eyes from the flash of the explosive next to him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jane Foster: Wait for it.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is shot through the Bifrost, with the camera flying through the celestial realm of Yggdrasil, finally ending at Asgard. At the end, the film title appears with a small lightning strike within it. See more »


Soundtracks

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User Reviews

A Thundering Triumph!
20 April 2011 | by Paul (assman200)See all my reviews

The first blockbuster of 2011 may be the best. They certainly set the bar very high. It's an exciting and certainly an all-around entertaining comic book adaptation. Nothing in this genre since LOTR has been any better. Everyone involved in the production should be proud to know that their movie can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of anything else that summer can throw at them.

They found the perfect combination of spectacle and guts and passion balanced with the human dynamic of the character. It delivers mind-bending visuals but it still very intelligent and thrilling. How many summer films can you say that about that you've seen over the past ten years or so???? The actors REALLY brought the characters to life. It was really amazing to see it develop on the big screen. There's no doubt that Hemsworth is a star in the making and a rather astounding leading man. Thor is a dazzling example of the superhero movie done right. There were some parts in the movie where I was just blown away. This film has a depth that no one could have expected and is very impressive in scale and design.

I love how the movie played out and it exceeded all my expectations. This was by far the adventure movie I've seen in years. Not too many movies continue to have character growth from start to finish but still pack in the action and heart.


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