Thor 2 Disc Combo (DVD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)

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Great action and story line.

by dkOle on 10/27/2012

This movie, for me, had it all: Action, a well-developed story line and taste of humor. I enjoyed the movie much more than reviews I had read. Maybe because my expectations were not high is one reason I enjoyed this movie so much. Can't wait to see the sequel! Read More

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Of all the folks in long underwear to be tapped for superhero films, Thor would seem to be the most problematic to properly pull off. (Hypothetical Hollywood conversation: "A guy in a tricked-out, easily merchandisable metal suit? Great! An Asgardian God of Thunder who says stuff like thee and thou? Um, is Moon Knight available?") Thankfully, the resulting film does its source material rather proud, via a committed cast and an approach that doesn't shy away from the over-the-top superheroics. When you're dealing with a flying guy wielding a huge hammer, gritty realism can be overrated, really. Blending elements from the celebrated comic arcs by Walter Simonson and J. Michael Straczynski, the story follows the headstrong Thunder God (Chris Hemsworth) as he is banished to Earth and stripped of his powers by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) after inadvertently starting a war with a planet of ticked-off Frost Giants. As his traitorous brother Loki (the terrific Tom Hiddleston) schemes in the wings, Thor must redeem himself and save the universe, with the aid of a beautiful scientist (Natalie Portman). Although director Kenneth Branagh certainly doesn't skimp on the in-jokes and fan-pleasing continuity references (be prepared to stick around after the credits, Marvel fans), his film distinguishes itself by adopting a larger-than-life cosmic Shakespearean air that sets itself apart from both the cerebral, grounded style made fashionable by The Dark Knight and the loose-limbed Rat Packish vibe of the Iron Man series. Glorying in the absolute unreality of its premise, Branagh's film is a swooping, Jack Kirby-inspired saga that brings the big-budget grins on a consistent basis, as well as tying in with the superhero battle royale The Avengers.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 223047233
UPC 097361455044
UPC 14 00097361455044
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/13/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Mythology
Superheroes
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In this action film from Marvel, Thor, the son of Norse god Odin, watches over both mortals and immortals. Thor will also reign in Marvel's upcoming THE AVENGERS.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "Anchored by a solid performance by Hopkins, who has said the story energized him, the Asgard sections are THOR's most substantial..." 05/06/2011
USA Today "Under Kenneth Branagh's direction, THOR has eye-popping special effects, strong performances and, perhaps most notably, 3-D technology put to good use." 05/06/2011
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "Branagh -- poised for a career comeback with this hybrid of Shakespearean style and summer spectacle -- offers a handsomely-mounted big-screen interpretation of the God of Thunder by way of Marvel Comics..." 05/03/2011
Entertainment Weekly "It restores the innocence of big-budget superhero mythmaking....[THOR] has a stirring emotional core as well." -- Grade: A- 05/13/2011
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Directed by noted Shakespearean Kenneth Branagh with a class-act grasp of how action works best when it defines character....THOR comes on like thunder, delivering epic fireworks..." 05/27/2011
Movieline "[A] magnificent thunderclap of a movie....The picture is grand in the Wagnerian sense, an opus orchestrated by a wild man wielding a movie camera instead of a baton." 05/05/2011
Sight and Sound "Chris Hemsworth makes an imposing, good-humoured Thor..." 07/01/2011
Wall Street Journal "Mr. Hemsworth is a commanding physical presence, and a likable one whenever he's given a chance..." 06/01/2012
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00097361455044
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Digital Audio, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
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Great action and story line. by dkOle on Oct 27, 2012

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