Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
MCU superhero action adventure directed by Kenneth Branagh. The story follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, who will soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor is cast out of Asgard by Odin for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live amongst humans, while Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor’s brother, plots mischief in Asgard. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 97)
Jane Foster: Wait for it.
Darcy Lewis: Can I turn on the radio?
Jane Foster: No!
Erik Selvig: Jane, you can’t keep doing this.
Jane Foster: The last seventeen occurrences had been predictable to this second!
[she checks through her notebook]
Erik Selvig: Jane, you’re an astrophysicist, not some storm chaser!
Jane Foster: I’m telling you, there’s a connection between these atmosphere disturbances and my research. Eric, I wouldn’t ask you to fly out here if I wasn’t absolutely sure.
Darcy Lewis: Jane, I think you want to see this.
[Jane looks at the sky to see an amazing ray of light shining through the dark clouds]
Jane Foster: What is that?
[going onto the roof of their vehicle to get a clearer look]
Jane Foster: God!
Erik Selvig: I thought you said it was a subtle aurora!
Jane Foster: Go!
[Darcy suddenly starts the car and speeds towards the light]
[to the body that’s just dropped to the ground from the sky]
Jane Foster: Do me a favor and don’t be dead! Please!
[looking up at the sky]
Jane Foster: Where did he come from?
Odin: [voice over] Once mankind accepted a simple truth; that they were not alone in this universe. Some worlds man believed home to their Gods. Others they knew to fear. From around the cold and darkness came the Frost Giants. Threatening to plunge the mortal world into a new ice age. But humanity would not face this threat alone.
Odin: [voice over] Our armies drove the Frost Giants back into the heart of their own world. The cost was great. In the end, their king fell. And the source of their power was taken from them. With the last great war ended, we withdrew from the other worlds and returned home at the realm eternal, Asgard.
Odin: [voice over] And here we remain as the beacon of hope. Shining out across the stars. And though we have fallen into man’s myths and legends, it was Asgard and its warriors that brought peace to the universe.
Odin: But the day will come when one of you will have to defend that peace.
Young Loki: Do the Frost Giants still live?
Young Thor: When I’m king, I’ll hunt the monsters down and slay them all! Just as you did, father.
Odin: A wise king, never seeks out war. But he must always be ready for it.
[he walks away and the boys run to catch up with him]
Young Thor: I’m ready, father.
Young Loki: So am I!
Odin: Only one of you can ascend to the throne. But both of you were born to be kings!
[at Thor’s coronation]
Odin: Thor Odinson, my heir, my first born. So long entrusted with the mighty hammer, Mjolnir, forged in the heart of a dying star. Its power has no equal! It’s a weapon to destroy or as a tool to build. It is a fit companion for a king. I have defended Asgard, and the lives of the innocent across my realms in the time of the great beginning.
[during Thor’s coronation]
Odin: Do you swear to guard the nine realms?
Thor: I swear.
Odin: And do you swear to preserve the peace?
Thor: I swear.
Odin: Do you swear to cast aside your selfish ambition and to pledge yourself only to the good of the realms?
Thor: I swear!
Odin: And on this day, I Odin, All-Father, will proclaim you…
[after funding out the Frost Giants have broken into their weapons vault]
Thor: The Jotuns must pay for what they’ve done!
Odin: They have paid. With their lives. To destroy it at its work, casket is safe and all is well.
Thor: All is well? They broke into the weapons vault! If the Frost Giants have stolen even one of these relics…
Odin: They didn’t!
Thor: Well I want to know why?
Odin: I have a truce with Laufey, King of the Jotun.
Thor: He just broke your truce! They know you are vulnerable.
Odin: What action would you take?
Thor: March into Jotunheim as you once did. Teach them a lesson. Break their spirits so they’ll never dare to cross our borders again.
Odin: You’re thinking only as a warrior.
Thor: Well, this was an act of war!
Odin: It was the act of but a few, doomed to fail.
Thor: Look at how far they got!
Odin: We will find the breach in our defenses and it will be sealed.
Thor: As King of Asgard…
Odin: But you’re not King! Not yet.
Thor: It’s unwise to be in my company now, brother. This was to be my day of triumph.
Loki: It’ll come. In time.
Loki: If it’s any consolation, I think you’re right. About the Frost Giants, about Laufey, about everything. If they found a way to penetrate Asgard’s defenses once, who’s to say they won’t try again. Next time with an army.
Loki: There’s nothing you can do without defying father.
Thor: Thor gives a Loki knowing look
Loki: No! No, no, no, no, no! I know that look!
Thor: It’s the only way to ensure the safety of our borders!
Loki: Thor, it’s madness!
Volstagg: Madness? What sort of madness?
Thor: We’re going to Jotunheim.
Fandral: What? This isn’t like a journey to earth, where you summon a little lightning and thunder, the mortals worship you as a God! This is Jotunheim.
Thor: My father fought his way into Jotunheim. Defeated their armies and took their casket! We would just be looking for answers.
Sif: It is forbidden!
Thor: My friends, have you forgotten all that we have done together? Fandral, Hogun, who led you into the most glorious battles?
Hogun: You did.
Thor: And Volstagg, to delicacies so succulent you thought you’d died and gone to Valhalla?
Volstagg: You did.
Thor: Yes! And who proved wrong all who scoffed at the idea that a young maiden could be one of the fiercest warriors this realm has ever known?
Sif: I did!
Thor: True, but I supported you, Sif.
[he turns to look at all of the]
Thor: My friends, we’re going to Jotunheim.
Loki: Good Heimdall?
Heimdall: You’re not dressed warmly enough. Do you think that you can deceive me?
Loki: You must be mistaken…
Thor: Enough! Heimdall, may we pass?
Heimdall: Never has an enemy slipped my watch until this day. I wish to know how that happened?
Thor: Then tell no one where we have gone until we’ve returned. Understand?
[Thor walks passed Heimdall, the others follow behind and Volstagg turns to Loki]
Volstagg: What happened? Silver tongue turned to lead?
[the others laugh]
Heimdall: Be warned. I will honor my sworn oath to protect this realm as its gatekeeper. If you return threatens the safety of Asgard by Frost, will remain closed to you. And you’ll be left to die in the cold waste of Jotunheim.
Volstagg: Couldn’t you just leave the bridge open for us?
Heimdall: To leave the bridge open would unleash the full power of the Bifrost and destroy Jotunheim, and with you upon it.
Thor: I have no plans to die today.
Heimdall: None do.
[Heimdall sends them to Jotunheim]
[as they enter Jotunheim]
King Laufey: You have come a long way to die, Asgardians?
Thor: I am Thor Odinson.
King Laufey: We know who you are.
Thor: How did your people get into Asgard?
King Laufey: The house of Odin is full of traitors.
Thor: Do not dishonor my father’s name with your lies!
King Laufey: Your father is a murderer and a thief! And why have you come here? To make peace? You long for battle. You crave it! You’re nothing but a boy trying to prove himself a man.
Thor: Well this boy has grown tired of your mockery.
Loki: Thor, stop and think! Look around you. We’re out numbered!
Thor: Know your place, brother!
King Laufey: You know not what your actions would unleash. I do. Go, now! While I still allow it.
[he comes walks closer to Thor and Loki]
Loki: We will accept, you’re most gracious offer.
[Thor looks at Laufey, reluctant to leave]
Loki: Come on, brother!
[as Thor reluctantly turns to leave the Frost Giant]
Frost Giant Sentry: [mocking] Run back home, little princess.
[Thor’s hammer extends and he hits the Frost Giant with it and their battle begins]
[just as the Frost Giants have cornered Thor and his friends Odin appears]
Thor: Father! Let’s finish them together!
[King Laufey suddenly extends in front of Odin]
King Laufey: All-Father. You look weary.
Odin: Laufey, end this now.
King Laufey: Your boy sought this out.
Odin: You’re right. These are the actions of a boy. Treat them as such. You and I can end this, here and no. Before there’s further bloodshed.
King Laufey: We are beyond diplomacy now, All-Father. He’ll get what he came for. War and death.
Odin: So be it.
[Laufey’s icy armor extends and he hits Odin off his horse]
Thor: Why did you bring us back?
Odin: Do you realize what you’ve done? What you’ve started?
Thor: I was protecting my home!
Odin: You cannot even protect your friends! How can you hope to protect a kingdom?
Thor: There won’t be a kingdom to protect if we are afraid to act! The Jotuns must learn to fear me! Just as they once feared you.
Odin: That’s pride and vanity talking, not leadership. You’ve forgotten everything I taught you! About a warriors patience.
Thor: While you wait and be patient, the nine realms laugh at us! The old ways are done! You’d stand giving speeches while Asgard falls!
Odin: [shouting] You are a vain, greedy, cruel boy!
Thor: [shouting] And you are an old man and a fool!
Odin: Yes, I was a fool. To think you were ready.
[shouts at Loki]
Odin: Thor Odinson, you have betrayed the express command of your King. Through your arrogance and stupidity, you have opened these peaceful realms and innocent lives to the horror and desolation of war!
[he steps forward to stand in front of Thor]
Odin: You are unworthy of these realms! You are unworthy of your title!
[he strips him of his medals and cape]
Odin: You’re unworthy of the loved ones you have betrayed.
Odin: I now take from you, you’re power!
[he takes Thor’s hammer]
Odin: In the name of my father!
[with Thor’s hammer he destroys the shield on one of Thor’s arm]
Odin: And his father before!
[he destroys the other shield on Thor’s arm]
Odin: I, Odin, All-Father, curse you out!
[with Thor’s hammer he banishes Thor out of Asgard]
[after he’s just banished Thor]
Odin: Whosoever holds of this hammer, if you be worthy, you possess the power of Thor.
[he throws Thor’s hammer out of Asgard]
[after Thor has crash landed onto their truck and is lying wounded on the ground]
Darcy Lewis: Woh! Does he need CPR? Because I totally know CPR.
[Thor looks and Jane]
Jane Foster: Where did he come from?
Jane Foster: You all right?
[Thor gets up from the ground]
Thor: Hammer? Hammer?!
Darcy Lewis: Yeah, we can tell you’re hammered! That’s pretty obvious.
Erik Selvig: Jane, we’ll have to take him to the hospital.
Jane Foster: He is fine! Look at him.
Thor: Heimdall? I know you can hear me! Open the Bifrost!
[to Erik, as they watch Thor]
Jane Foster: Hospital! You go. I’ll stay.
Thor: You? What realm is this? Álfheimr? Niflheimr?
Darcy Lewis: New Mexico!
[Darcy hold her taser gun at him]
Thor: You dare threaten me, Thor! You’re so puny…
[Darcy shoots him with her taser gun. He shakes and falls, Erik and Jane look at Darcy in shock]
Darcy Lewis: What? He was freaking me out!
[at County Hospital]
Admission Nurse: Name?
Jane Foster: He said, it was, Thor.
[she spells out his name as she types on her computer]
Admission Nurse: T-H-O-R. And your relationship to him?
Jane Foster: I’ve never met him before.
Darcy Lewis: Until she hit him with her car.
Jane Foster: I grazed him. But she tasered him.
Darcy Lewis: Yes, I did.
Erik Selvig: You don’t think this was just a magnetic storm, do you?
Jane Foster: Look? The lensing round these edges, it’s characteristics of an Einstein-Rosen Bridge.
Darcy Lewis: A what?
Erik Selvig: I thought you were a science major.
Darcy Lewis: Political science.
Jane Foster: She was the only applicant.
Erik Selvig: An Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is a theoretical connection between two different points in space…
Jane Foster: A wormhole.
Darcy Lewis: Hmmm.
Jane Foster: Erik, look? What do you see?
[hands him a photo]
Erik Selvig: Stars.
Jane Foster: Yeah. But not our stars! See, this is the star alignment for our quadrant at this time of year. And unless some minor decided to take a day off, these are someone else’s constellations.
Jane Foster: I just lost my most important piece of evidence. Typical!
Darcy Lewis: Now what?
Jane Foster: We find him.
[referring to what Thor had done to the hospital as he’d escaped]
Erik Selvig: Did you see what he did in there? I’m not sure finding him is the best idea.
Jane Foster: Well, our data can’t tell us what it was like to be inside that event and he can. So, we’re going to find him.
Darcy Lewis: Okay.
Erik Selvig: You’re going to look all over New Mexico then?
[she starts her car]
Jane Foster: Exactly!
[just as she’s reversing her car, Thor appears behind her car and she hits him, she rushes out to see him]
Jane Foster: I’m so sorry! I swear I’m not doing this on purpose!
[watching as Thor get dressed]
Darcy Lewis: You know, for a crazy, homeless person, he’s pretty cut.
[Thor walks into the room, shirtless]
Darcy Lewis: Sorry, I tased you!
[pointing to the name tag on the shirt he’s about to put on]
Thor: What is this?
Jane Foster: Oh!
[she takes off the name tag from the T-shirt]
Jane Foster: My ex! Good with patience and bad with relationships! Uh, they’re the only clothes I had that would fit you.
Thor: They will suffice.
[he walks away from her]
Jane Foster: You’re welcome!
Thor: This mortal form has grown weak. I need sustenance!
Volstagg: We should have never let him go!
Sif: There was no stopping him.
Fandral: At least he’s been banished, not dead. Which is what we’d all be if that guard hadn’t told them where we’d gone.
Volstagg: How did the guard even know?
Loki: I told him.
Loki: I told him to go to Odin after we’d left. He should be flogged for taking so long. We should have never reached Jotunheim.
Volstagg: You told the guard?!
Loki: I saved our lives. And Thor’s. I had no idea father would banish him for what he did.
Sif: Loki, you must go to the All-Father and convince him to change his mind.
Loki: And if I do, then what? I love Thor more dearly than any of you, but you know what he is. He’s arrogant, he’s reckless, he’s dangerous! You saw how he was today. Is that what Asgard needs from its King?
[he walks off]
[referring to Loki]
Sif: He may speak for the good of Asgard, but he’s always been jealous of Thor.
Volstagg: We should be grateful to him. He saved our lives.
Hogun: Laufey said there were traitors in the house of Odin. A master of magic could bring three Jotuns into Asgard.
Fandral: Loki has always been one for mischief, but you’re talking about something else entirely.
Loki: Am I cursed?
Loki: What am I?
Odin: You’re my son.
Loki: What more than that?
[he walks towards Odin]
Loki: The casket wasn’t the only thing you took from Jotunheim that day, was it?
Odin: No. In the aftermath of the battle, I went into the temple, and I found a baby. Small for a giants offspring. Abandoned. Suffering. Left to die. Laufey’s son.
Loki: Laufey’s son?
[after finding out he’s Laufey’s son]
Loki: Why? You were knee deep in Jotun blood. Why would you take me?
Odin: You were an innocent child.
Loki: No! You took me for a purpose. What was it?
[Odin does not reply]
Loki: [shouting] Tell me?!
Odin: I thought we could unite our kingdoms one day. Bring about an alliance. Bring about permanent peace, through you.
Odin: But those plans no longer matter.
Loki: So, I’m no more than another stolen relic? Locked up, here, until you might have use of me!
Odin: Why do you twist my words?
Loki: You could have told me what I was, from the beginning! Why didn’t you?
Odin: You’re my son. I wanted only to protect you from the truth.
Loki: What? Because I’m the monster that parents tell their children about at night?
Odin: No! No!
Loki: It all makes sense now. Why you favored Thor, all these years! Because no matter how much you claim to love me, you could never have a Frost Giant sitting on your throne of Asgard!
[as Loki is shouting at him Odin slowly falls down, Loki realizes Odin has fallen ill]
Loki: Guards! Guards, please help!
[as Thor is stuffing his face with food]
Jane Foster: How’d you get inside that cloud?
Darcy Lewis: Also how could you eat an entire box of Pop Tarts and still be this hungry?
[Thor doesn’t reply instead finishes chewing and drink his coffee]
Thor: This drink, I like it!
Darcy Lewis: I know, it’s great, right?
[Thor suddenly throws his coffee cup to the ground shattering the mug]
[after Thor has smashed his coffee cup in the diner]
Jane Foster: What was that?
Thor: It was delicious! I want another.
Jane Foster: Well, you could have just said so!
Thor: I just did.
Jane Foster: No. I mean ask nicely!
Thor: I meant no disrespect.
Jane Foster: All right. Well, no more smashing. Deal?
Thor: You have my word.
Jane Foster: Good.
Darcy Lewis: Oh, my God! This is going on Facebook.
Darcy Lewis: Smile?
[Thor smiles as Darcy holds up her cell phone to take his picture]
[as Thor sets out to get his hammer]
Jane Foster: Where you going?
Thor: Fifty miles west of here.
Jane Foster: Why?
Thor: To get what belongs to me.
Jane Foster: Oh, so you own a satellite now?
Thor: It’s not what they say it is.
Jane Foster: Well, whatever it is, the government seems to think it’s theirs. So you just intend to go in there and take it?
Thor: Yes. If you take me there now, I’ll tell you everything you wish to know.
Jane Foster: Everything?
Thor: Yes. All the answers you seek will be yours, once I reclaim Mjolnir.
Darcy Lewis: Meowmeow? What’s Meowmeo?
Erik Selvig: Please, don’t do this.
Jane Foster: You saw what I saw last night. This is no coincidence. We have to find out what’s on that crater.
Erik Selvig: But I’m not talking about the crater. I’m talking about him.
Jane Foster: But he’s promising us answers.
Erik Selvig: He’s delusional. Listen to what he’s saying. He’s talking about Mjolnir, and Thor and Bifrost! It’s the stories I grew up with as a child.
Jane Foster: I’m just going to drive him. That’s it!
Erik Selvig: He’s dangerous, Jane.
Jane Foster: I’m sorry. But I can’t take you.
Thor: Then this is where we say goodbye.
[he takes her hand and kisses it]
Jane Foster: Uh, thank you!
Thor: Jane Foster. Erik Selvig. Darcy. Farewell.
Total Quotes: 97