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Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
The warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live amongst humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Natalie 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.
This movie makes extensive use of actual Norse mythology (on which the "Thor" comic was based):
The war between the Asgardians and the Jotunns was based on the Aesir-Vanir War (the Jotunns were, in fact, a non-hostile, non-antagonistic race).
Odin's (Sir Anthony Hopkins') ravens Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory), who gather information in Midgard (Earth) and relay it to Odin, are sitting on his throne during Thor's coronation ceremony.
The symbol seen at the weapons vault, and on Mjölnir, is the triquetra, a religious symbol. Its ancestor is the valknut, a German symbol associated with Odin.
The Bifrost, originally thought of as the rainbow by the Norse, is seen as a beam of rainbow light.
Heimdall's golden observatory is based on the Himinbjorg, Heimdall's home.
When Odin appears in Jotunheim, he is riding his eight-legged horse Sleipnir.
A Jotun calls Thor (Chris Hemsworth) a "little Princess"; once, Thor's hammer was stolen and he dressed up as the love goddess Freya to retrieve it.
Fandral (Josh Dallas) and Thor each describe Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as mischievous and a talented liar, an homage to Loki's titles as the god of mischief and lies.
Thor asks for a cat to ride. Thor's mother Frigga (Rene Russo) has her chariot pulled by two large blue cats.
Thor shows Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) a drawing of crossroads with nine orbs in it, his perception and representation of Yggdrasil, a great tree around which the nine worlds are tethered, making up the universe.
(at around 1h 35 mins) Thor is holding his hammer in his right hand while he comes to the Bifröst and confronts Loki. When Loki sends him flying and he falls on his back and his hammer hits the floor, the hammer is in his left hand. It's back in his right hand after he gets up. See more »
There is a statement at the end of the closing credits: "Thor will return in The Avengers (2012)." See more »
In Nordic subtitles for this film, the name of Laufey has been changed to Leifur, since In Norse mythology (and thus, Nordic languages), the name Laufey is feminine and is the name of Loki's mother. See more »
In 965 D.C., in Tornsberg, Norway, the Frost Giants from Jotunheim led by King Laufey (Colm Feore) attack the locals, and the Allfather Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and the warriors of Asgard protect the humans and win the battle against the invaders. They take their source of power and bring it to Asgard and they start an armistice with Jotunheim.
When three Frost Giants break in Asgard trying to retrieve their source of power, they are destroyed by the Destroyer. The arrogant Thor (Chris Hemsworth) decides to attack Jotunheim with his stepbrother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and four Asgardian warriors and disobeys the order of his father Odin. In order to avoid war against Jotunheim, Odin removes the powers of Thor and exiles him on Earth to live among the humans. Odin also throws his hammer Mjölnir to New Mexico and orders that only the one that is worth will get the powerful hammer and achieve Thor's powers.
In Puente Antigo, New Mexico, the physician Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is researching a phenomenon in the desert with her professor Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) and her mate Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings). Out of the blue, Thor is hit by Jane's truck and she takes him to the hospital. Thor unsuccessfully tries to retrieve Mjölnir that is protected by agents of the government SHIELD. When the Machiavellian Loki sends the Destroyer to Earth to kill Thor, he needs to retrieve his hammer to save not only the humans, but also his Allfather Odin and Asgard from the evil Loki.
"Thor" is an entertaining adventure based on the character of the comic book published by Marvel Comics. Natalie Portman is usually the synonym of a good movie and she is delightful in the role of a scientist. The plot is funny and the scenes with the human Thor; the Nordic black gatekeeper Heimdall (Idris Elba); and the Vikings and Gods speaking in English are hilarious. The special effects are top-notch and the viewer may bring the popcorn and delight with a pleasant family entertainment. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Thor"
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