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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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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,449,300 (UK) (29 April 2011)

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

Throughout this film, Avengers Assemble/MARVEL's The Avengers (2012), Thor The Dark World (2013) and Avengers Age of Ultron (2015), Thor and Loki are referred to as "Asgardians" (Loki of course being notably absent in Age of Ultron). While it makes sense to call the inhabitants of Asgard "Asgardians", and is indeed straightforward to pronounce, inhabitants of Asgard are actually called the "Aesir". Only once do we see an Aesir being referred to by this name. See more »

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When the hammer, racing towards Thor breaks the sound barrier, you hear the thump before the hammer arrives. Not going to happen. Sight (light very fast) then hammer, last the sound arrives. See more »

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[first lines]
Jane Foster: Wait for it.
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There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Thor will return in The Avengers (2012)." See more »


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Surprisingly Good
12 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) 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.

I have enjoyed Thor as a supporting and humorous character in the past -- both in "Adventures in Babysitting" and one of the early Hulk movies. But I was never convinced he could be the leading character... his story is a strange one outside of Norse mythology.

But here, I think it worked. For me, the biggest concern is how do you reconcile Thor being a god with the other gods of the world? For Christians, there is only one god, so calling Thor a god calls everything into question (in the Marvel Universe). But they made it work here by strongly suggesting he is not, in fact, a god, but was merely seen as one by the old Norse people because his strength was so superior to theirs. Nice save.


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