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Thor (2011)

 -  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.

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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

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

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6 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,723,338 (USA) (6 May 2011)

Gross:

$181,015,141 (USA) (19 August 2011)
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Goofs

The hammer landed about 50 miles to the west of the town (according to the man in the diner). When Sif and Co. arrive, the SHIELD agent at the console says that it was about 50 miles to the north-west, placing it 75-80 miles from the town. Yet, when the Destroyer arrived, which was at the same location as Sif and Co, it was clearly on the outskirts of town. See more »

Quotes

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Jane Foster: Wait for it.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the Paramount logo, the background sky is filled with stars. This subtly indicates the heavenly and off-world nature of the film. See more »

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Pretty good, could've been better
4 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that could've been great, but falls victim to formulaic Hollywood thinking.

Drop the unneeded quasi-romance and Natalie Portman, and you'd have a better movie.

I'm also not sure about the casting choice for Thor. I get it, and I get why a lot of people are probably ga-ga about the choice, but Thor would be better off if he came across as more intelligent (and higher emotional IQ). Thor is supposed to be incredibly strong but not a derpy brute.

Maybe I'm being too harsh. The fact of the matter is that the way the movie was done, you find yourself rooting way more for Loki, who is absolutely terrific.

Have a spin-off with just Loki, and it'd prob be a ten.


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