Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins
King Odin banishes his erratic son Thor from Asgard to teach him humility. While the younger brother Loki waits in the wings, Thor ends up an average joe in modern day New Mexico where he must prove himself worthy of Odin’s throne. Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces one of its funniest superhero characters. Thor’s movie kicks off with a backstory set in Asgard, which is not my favourite location in the universe due to the oversaturated CGI visuals. The fish out of water comedy on Earth feels like a breath of fresh air in comparison. Thor returns in Marvel’s the Avengers (2012) and Thor: The Dark World (2013).