This is an outstanding movie! This movie tells the astonishing tale of Thor, one of Marvel's greatest heroes.
It starts off in Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, where it shows Thor as a courageous, yet arrogant and impulsive, warrior. He is then banished to a small town in New Mexico to learn humility. Thor eventually learns what it means to be a true hero.
The visual effects are awesome and truly shine in the HD transfer. The scenes in Asgard are so beautiful you could frame them and hang them in art galleries. I loved the Destroyer, it looks just like something Jack Kirby himself would draw, in fact the entire look of the film is very faithful to what the King of Comics drew. The blending of CGI and live action is seamless, you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. All this in a flawless Blu-Ray transfer. The HD picture looks tremendous and sounds great.
The acting is quite good. Chris Helmsworth does a good job as Thor and Anthony Hopkins is phenominal as Odin. Both turn in fine performances. Stann Lee puts in a cameo as 'Stan the Man'.
The story is very faithful to the Marvel comics version of Norse mythology. This version follows Norse mythology pretty well, but with a few twists courtesy of Stan Lee. J. Michael Strazcynski #creator of Babylon 5# writes a screenplay that does a good job of bringing Stan Lee's creations to the big screen and Kenneth Branaugh does a superb job directing this movie.
Thor leads in very well to the upcoming 'Avengers' movie, and even has an Iron Man reference.
For fantasy, action or Marvel comics fans, this movie comes very highly recommended. A truly exciting High-Def movie.