Thor (movie)

2011 film directed by Kenneth Branagh

Thor is a 2011 American superhero movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. It is the first movie of the series based on the Marvel Comics character Thor. It was produced by Marvel Studios, and is the fifth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Directed byKenneth Branagh
Screenplay by
Story by
Based on
Produced byKevin Feige
CinematographyHaris Zambarloukos[1]
Edited byPaul Rubell[1]
Music byPatrick Doyle
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • April 17, 2011 (2011-04-17) (Sydney)
  • May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06) (United States)
Running time
114 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 million[3]
Box office$449.3 million[4]

The film was first shown in Sydney, on April 17 2011. It was first released in the United States on May 6, as part of Phase One of the MCU.

The movie starts with Odin, the king of the gods, fighting some frost giants, and taking an item called The Casket of Ancient Winters. Some years later, Thor is heir to the throne of Asgard (the world of the gods), but his crowning is stopped by some Frost Giants (that were let in by his brother Loki). Thor and his friends go to Jotunheim (the world of the Frost Giants) and attack Laufey, the Frost Giant leader, but are saved by Odin. Odin is angry at Thor and sends him to Earth as a normal person. Thor lands in New Mexico and meets and develops romance with astrophysicist Jane Foster. Meanwhile in Asgard, Loki finds out he is actually Laufey’s son, and plans to ascend to the throne and sends the Destroyer (a weapon) to kill Thor. Thor dies but shows that he is worthy, and his powers come back. Thor goes back to Asgard and fights Loki, who falls off the Bifrost and dies.





Thor: The Dark World


Thor: Ragnarok


Thor: Love and Thunder



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