Studio and Year: Paramount – 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Feature running time: 114 minutes
Disc Format: BD-50
Video Aspect: 2.35:1
Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio, French/Spanish/Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Colm Feore, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Music by: Patrick Doyle
Written by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
Region Code: A,B,C
Blu-ray Disc release Date: September 13, 2011
Synopsis (courtesy of imdb.com):
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.
Amongst the entire Marvel Comics universal, I find Thor to be the most uncreative of the bunch. He was based completely on an ancient Norse mythology with an updated suit and cape. The lack of creativity of the superhero translates extremely well into this movie, which unfortunately means this movie is also as uninspiring and longwinded as the Marvel’s version of Thor itself. The movie is nowhere near the quality of X-men, Iron Man or Spiderman and at best to be as good as Elektra and Daredevil.
The movie opens its first act by setting things up and provide a bit of thematic (overly) melodrama and into a cliche second act that moves back and forth between Earth and Asgard. The heart of the story rests here as the correlation of details and interpersonal relationships drive the unfolding events that lead to the finale. It’s not drama, it’s not action. The movie is one very long un-narrated narrative.
On the other hand the screenplay is rather decent and contains a good amount of nicely integrated humour, OK-ish character development, and excellent special effects. However, the movie visuals, although look good in 3D, is nowhere as good as the 2D version due to too many things being thrown at the audience, a big turn off which fortunately balanced out with perfect sound recording and surround mix which essentially makes this movie a true sound demo.
Skip the 3D version, just get the 2D version. Your eyes will thank you for it.
Video (3D): 7/10
Video (2D): 9/10