Thor Film: Thor is a superhero movie that was based on a character from the Marvel Comic of the same name. Thor Film was directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Kevin Feige.
Thor has been rated PG-13 for the content shown in the movie. The film Thor has three more sequels named Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Thor Love and Thunder respectively. Read about Marvel Movies in Order to Watch Here.
Thor Film Plot
The movie Thor revolves around a warrior Thor who is cast out of Asgard and supposed to live with humans on earth. Initially, he was not really enjoying his life on earth but soon everything changed when he started working for the well-being of mankind.
Thor Film Marketing
In the year 2010, at San Diego Comic-Con International a Thor panel was organized. In this panel meeting, the makers discussed the movie Thor and also showed clips of the movie. However, unfortunately, after some days these clips were leaked on the internet.
To release before the Marvel Studios film, Marvel Animation declared that they are going to release a 26 episode animated series. Also, the company released a direct-to-video film named Thor: Tales of Asgard in which the origin of Thor was shown.
Thor Film Released
The world premiere of Thor was organized at Event Cinemas Theatre located in George Street, Sydney on April 17, 2011. The film was released on April 21, 2011 (Australia). Thor was released on May 6, 2011, in the United States.
It was Sam Raimi who got the idea of making Thor for the first time. For the movie, Sam met Stan Lee and also discussed his idea of Thor with 20th century Fox. Unfortunately, they did not like the idea at that time. The idea of making Thor was not picked up again until 1997 when Marvel Studios decided to expand their reach.
The making of Thor gained a lot of attention after the success of X-Man. Initially, it was decided that Thor will be made for television and it will not be released on the big screen. However, the makers changed their plan seeing the craze of Thor among the audience.
The cast of Thor Film
Following is the list of the star cast of Thor along with the name of characters played by them:
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
- Colm Feore as Laufey
- Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
- Idris Elba as Heimdall
- Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
- Rene Russo as Frigga
- Anthony Hopkins as Odin
- Tadanobu Asano as Hogun
- Josh Dallas as Fandral
- Jaimie Alexander as Sif
- Clark Gregg reprises as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson
- Maximiliano Hernández as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell
Thor Film Box Office
Thor was developed with a budget of $150million. Thor managed to earn $181 million in the United States and Canada and somewhere around $268.3 million from other territories. This movie is the 15th highest-grossing movie released in the year 2011. the worldwide gross of Thor film was $449.3million.
Thor Film Filming
In the month of October 2008, Marvel Studios decided to sign a contract with Raleigh Studios in which they agreed on making four movies named Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and The Avengers and the location will be Raleigh’s Manhattan Beach, California.
Initially, Thor was supposed to begin in Los Angeles from somewhere around 15 January and then they will move the shooting to Santa Fe, New Mexico from March to April.
Thor Critical Response
The film is rated 6.7/10 on IMDB. On Rotten Tomatoes, is it rated 77% fresh. “A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment,” said the website’s consensus.
“Thor delivers the goods so long as the butt is being kicked and family conflict is playing out in celestial dimensions but is less thrilling during the Norse warrior god’s rather brief banishment on Earth,” said Richard Kuipers from Variety.
“The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang,” said Megan Lehmann from The Hollywood Reporter. Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times said, “Thanks in large part to a charming, funny and winning performance from Australian actor Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Thor is the most entertaining superhero debut since the original Spider-Man”.
Thor Film Post Production
In the month of October 2010, casting calls for the movie revealed that the movie might need to undergo a number of reshoots. Some scenes in which Adriana Barraza was removed from the final theatrical cut of the movies in the month of March 2011. To justify these cuts, Branagh wrote an apology letter in which she explained why he decided to not include those scenes in the final movie.
Thor Film Music
The score of the Thor was written by composer Patrick Doyle. Branagh has before worked with Patrick and knows that he is fit for this job. When asked to describe Thor, Patrick said, “the most commercially high profile film I have done since Frankenstein”.
Do You Know?
Following are some of the hidden facts about the movie Thor you have no idea of:
- Kevia Feige once said that he actually regrets Thor’s eyebrows.
- Marvel decided to celebrate the announcement of Thor in the most unexpected way.
- Initially, Sam Raimi was about to make Thor but later dropped the idea because of some reasons.
If you are a fan of Marvel movies, you will definitely like this movie. It is a movie that takes risks. The movie has some unexpected twists and turns here and there. The movie is written in such a way no one was able to find any mistake in the waiting. In the end, it will be good to say that the Marvel universe managed to keep up with their magic with Thor.