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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Kenneth Branagh

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Ashley Miller (screenplay) (as Ashley Edward Miller), Zack Stentz (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Natalie Portman ... Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Anthony Hopkins ... Odin
Stellan Skarsgård ... Erik Selvig
Kat Dennings ... Darcy Lewis
Clark Gregg ... Agent Coulson
Colm Feore ... King Laufey
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Ray Stevenson ... Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano ... Hogun
Josh Dallas ... Fandral
Jaimie Alexander ... Sif
Rene Russo ... Frigga
Adriana Barraza ... Isabela Alvarez

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Storyline

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.

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Two worlds. One hero. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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This is the only Thor movie in the trilogy to be released in May. Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017) were released in November. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 24 mins) When Destroyer fires at Thor during the attack on the town, Thor rolls towards this left in the air to avoid the explosive next to him on the ground. Thor is wearing what appear to be black glasses, possibly to protect the stuntman's eyes from the flash of the explosive next to him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jane Foster: Wait for it.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is shot through the Bifrost, with the camera flying through the celestial realm of Yggdrasil, finally ending at Asgard. At the end, the film title appears with a small lightning strike within it. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the film shows in AMC Theaters as part of a pre-Avengers Marvel Phase One marathon features an exclusive intro from Agent Coulson, talking about the film and the character. These Coulson intros were later includes as bonuses in the Avengers Phase One box set. See more »

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I Can Help
Written by Billy Swan
Performed by Billy Swan
Courtesy of Columbia Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Thundering Triumph!
20 April 2011 | by assman200See all my reviews

The first blockbuster of 2011 may be the best. They certainly set the bar very high. It's an exciting and certainly an all-around entertaining comic book adaptation. Nothing in this genre since LOTR has been any better. Everyone involved in the production should be proud to know that their movie can stand toe-to-toe with the likes of anything else that summer can throw at them.

They found the perfect combination of spectacle and guts and passion balanced with the human dynamic of the character. It delivers mind-bending visuals but it still very intelligent and thrilling. How many summer films can you say that about that you've seen over the past ten years or so???? The actors REALLY brought the characters to life. It was really amazing to see it develop on the big screen. There's no doubt that Hemsworth is a star in the making and a rather astounding leading man. Thor is a dazzling example of the superhero movie done right. There were some parts in the movie where I was just blown away. This film has a depth that no one could have expected and is very impressive in scale and design.

I love how the movie played out and it exceeded all my expectations. This was by far the adventure movie I've seen in years. Not too many movies continue to have character growth from start to finish but still pack in the action and heart.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thor, God of Thunder See more »

Filming Locations:

Galisteo, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,723,338, 8 May 2011

Gross USA:

$181,030,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,326,618
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2.39 : 1
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