13 May 2011

Thor

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Written by: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz & Don Payne
Full credits at IMDb

Thor has a respectable pedigree, of a level we don't usually see in these popcorn pushers—from America's favorite Shakespearean, Kenneth Brannagh, in the director's chair to our best actress, the ubiquitous, Academy Award-winning Natalie Portman, in the co-starring, love-interest role. (Her character's name is Jane, highlighting that she plays the Jane to Thor's Tarzan.) What difference does such reputable talent make? Well...at least it's not tiresomely militaristic, or some mess of reactionary, half-baked ideologies, right? And there sure was a lot more crying than usual. I thought Brannagh & Co. brought to Thor basic levels of competence often missing from these things; it's pretty inoffensive, but hardly anything to get excited about.

Keep reading my discussion with Benjamin Sutton at The L Magazine


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