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It's not art, but it's mighty fun.
I never would have believed it, but Branagh gets the balance between pageantry and silliness just right.
Chris Hemsworth gives a breakout performance as fallen Norse god.
Hemsworth, an Aussie actor with a vocal command to match his heaving brawn, doesn't just play the role, he owns it. I'm expecting both sexes will feel his impact.
Though he looks every inch a brawny Norse god, Hemsworth is not just a hunk. His charisma and charming grin go a long way toward making Thor engaging.
The last 25 minutes of Thor aren't much better than the first. But that hour in between - tasty, funny, robustly acted - more than compensates.
The dude with the blond mane and bulging biceps clearly owns that hammer. And when the screenplay gives him something besides arrogance to work with, he owns the movie too.
Thor has its strengths, but it is finally something of a mishmash with designs on being more interesting than it manages to be.
San Francisco Chronicle
A crappy 3-D conversion job mars this otherwise competent, energetic and cheerfully hambone Marvel adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh.
Hemsworth looks a good deal more like NFL receiver Jeremy Shockey than he does the immortal Avenger.
No matter how the filmmakers move Heaven and Earth, this comic-book adaptation looks cool but contains very little thunder. The fault is a script by a five-headed beast which contains fateful missteps.
Like Thor's hammer, this ersatz epic bludgeons its victims into submission. What's more, it requires them to stare at the source of their punishment through 3-D glasses.

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