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MCU Under Review: Thor

Thor was the first Marvel Movie to really acknowledge that an extended universe was being created, and it did a great job at that.  Not only did it bring loads of comedy, and decent action to the table, but it differentiated Thor from other heroes by making him earn his power.  He begins the story as a naive hammer weilding rebellious child.  When his father rebukes him, and takes away his powers, he is sent to earth.

Watching Thor navigate earth for the first time is extremely comical, but seeing his story of redemption unfold is downright amazing.  When Thor finally learns to put others before himself, and regains his abilites, now worthy of his power, is one of my favorite Marvel Movie Moments; and it greatly enhances his character for the rest of the marvel timeline.

I’m not usually big on ratings, but I’m making an exception for this series.

Plot-+2: Pretty Self Explanatory
Characters/Loyalty-+1: Is the adaptation true to its source material?
Score/soundtrack-+1: Can I remember it a day after?
Cinematography-+1
Special Effects-+1: For the time of release, as CGI gets better, older movies will start to look dated.
Action/tension-+1
Tone/Aesthetic-+1
Overall Enjoyment Factor-+2

On what must be at least the third viewing, Thor still holds up as a great movie.  10/10 all the way.

 


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  1. […] Iron man had two movies that really showed the world the power of a superhero flick, and sure, Thor was the first interconnected origin story, but Captain America was the hammer that laid the final […]

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