Thor

Thor

(2011)

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman

Rating: ******
              5/6

Thor’s mischievous brother, Loki.

In Outer Space,
On the Planet Asgard,
A man named Odin,
Who clears all hazards,

Greets his sons
As he’s wont to do.
He says hi to Thor
And Loki, too.

Thor is a half-God,
Son of Odin,
Whereas Loki was adopted
And raised by Odin.

Though both have powers,
Beyond that of mortal men,
Thor is a more powerful
Force with which to reckon.

He has lightning
Coursing through his veins.
He’s also handsome,
Instead of plain.

His mighty weapon
Is a big, heavy hammer
That can channel lightning
In a likewise manner.

Thor goes for a car ride.

Only those worthy
May use this weapon
Regardless of levels
Of epinephrine.

His brother Loki
Is jealousy prone
Since it’s his brother, not him,
Who will assume the throne,

So he pulls a stunt
That gets Thor banished.
Thor gets exiled to Earth,
And his powers vanish.

Now Thor must cope
In an alien world, still young.
Luckily, they speak English,
His native tongue.

He meets a young woman,
Dr. Jane Foster,
A pretty young thing
Who’s on the film’s poster.

She wants to examine
The Mighty Thor’s hole—
No, not that one—
His mighty wormhole.

The wormhole is the thing
That brought him to earth.
Engineered by the Asgardians,
It’s a thing of great worth.

If the Earthlings can figure
Out how to do it,
Why, they can go anywhere.
That’s all there is to it.

Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster.

Thor’s mighty hammer
Is somewhere around.
He finds but can’t lift it
Up off of the ground.

This was an excellent
Introduction to Thor.
It has earned a five,
And not a star more.

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