The early impressions keep coming and they continue to remain fairly positive.
– Collider has a few issues but is mostly over the moon about it.
Huge points to whoever cast Hemsworth as he’s on the same level as Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man. When Hemsworth was wielding Mjolnir, I was completely sold and smiling from ear to ear. Thor has one of the best action scenes in any Marvel movie.
– Slashfilm have more lukewarm positive thoughts.
Thor is everything you might hope and expect it to be, equal parts good and bad. It is the type of movie I would have loved if I saw it at age 10 — and I’m sure this movie will play awesome to younger audiences. The visual effects are well done, and Asgard is a beauty. And one thing is for sure, Chris Hemsworth does a great job as Thor — it is a tough role to play, and a tough line to balance between arrogance, honor and comedy.
– Film Spiel gave the film 3 and a half stars out of 5.
With the occasional laugh bolstering the simple story, Thor remains wholly intriguing largely because of its cast. Marvel succeded with a similar blend of action and irony in Iron Man, but here it’s the characters that truly give Thor its complexity. While it outlines well-worn themes, it’s entertaining despite its predictability.
– And only a C+ rating from The Film Pie.
The performances in Thor aren’t too bad. The dialogue is expectedly cheesy (particularly from those in Thor’s small army) but I had a soft spot for Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings. They inject the film with much-needed humour.