- Release Year: 2011
- Director: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins
In Thor, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, is banished from Asgard and sent to Earth by his father, Odin, played by Anthony Hopkins, after a colossal mess-up on Thor’s part. On Earth, Thor falls in love with Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, and gets involved with SHIELD, which paves the way for his involvement in The Avengers and other major storylines.
In the film, Thor returns to Asgard to stop his brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddlestone, from bringing Asgard’s destruction.
Thor isn’t the best of the Thor movies. I think that Thor: Ragnarok is clearly better than Thor in a lot of ways, but there’s no denying how crucial the story of Thor is in the overall MCU. There were so many important characters introduced in Thor and so many of these stories are carried through Avengers: Infinity War and into Thor: Love and Thunder. While the movie is called Thor, and obviously the character is very important and deserving of four movies, the big winner of Thor is clearly Loki and Tom Hiddleston. Loki is such an important part of the MCU and even has his own show nearly a decade later.