Thor ★★★★

Thor does a great job of connecting well with the Marvel universe, giving a great origin story for Thor and providing an excellent action film without feeling like being any of these things out of necessity.
Comedy is thrown in for good measure without being overbearing (looking at you Dark World) and incorporating a strong origin story without feeling forced (Captain America : First Avenger)
Chris Hemsworth has arrived as a star and this role (Thor) was his vehicle to get to where he is now. The true breakout here though Loki play by the awesome Tom Hiddleston who became one of the best antiheroes in the Marvel universe. The rest of the cast perform admirably and the set pieces are all cinematically pleasing including a great looking Asgard.
My Take: A great start for Thor and strong outing for the MCU.

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