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PEOPLE: Natalie Portman… AGAIN? Enough of her already. Everyone acts like she is the hottest woman alive. She’s just another hot brunette. I could name 50 hotter than her in just a few minutes.

Anthony Hopkins was a good Odin.

And of course Chris Hemsworth — Captain Kirk’s dad in the 2009 Star Trek reboot — as Thor.

And Kat Dennings (Nick And Nora’s Infinite Playlist, The House Bunny, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Defendor) as Darcy. Why? I don’t know.

QUIRKS: Based on a comic book.

VISUALS: Solid high-budget visuals. Nice to finally see Asgard in a decent live-action production.

GOOD STUFF: The non-Earth shots look amazing.

BAD STUFF: What the hell was the point of Darcy (Kat Dennings)? Why does her character exist? Why is she even in the movie?

CONCLUSION: A decent addition to the tons of comic book based movies that have come out this past decade. Good effects, a decent (but not great) story, and some nice fights. What did you expect?

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.6/10.

I think Carolyn liked it more than me.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 7.3/10, Netflix: 4.1/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 4.5/5 stars–the exact average of our 2 ratings).

RECOMMENDATION: A must-see for comic-completists.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Tons of superhero movies out lately.

MOVIE QUOTE: Thor: For the first time in my life, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do…Mood: awake
Music: Atari Teenage Riot – Codebreaker