When I first heard about the movie I wondered if the combination of high fantasy and comic book super hero mythology could work for mainsteam audiences. Somehow Thor manages to do it, and do it well. Branagh has taken the subject matter, and does what he does best, turned it into a kind of Shakesperean drama with very human and identifiable themes.

This film is so much more than a comic book action movie, despite being a story about a thunder god, it’s actually quite a relate-able story of greed, ambition, and family drama.

A good solid film, that gives me full faith in Marvel’s ability to turn any of their properties into good movies. It seems remarkable that we live in a world where there are better Iron Man and Thor movies than there are Spider-Man and Superman movies, but there you have it.

I now have full confidence in the Captain America and Avengers movie. Bring it on.

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