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Thor

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, drama


The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    77%
  • Audience Score
    76%

common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Surprisingly complex superhero action-adventure.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this comic book-based action movie about the Norse god Thor (played by up-and-comer Chris Hemsworth), who's banished to Earth to master his temper and discover his humility, has some fairly intense action/battle scenes. But although characters hit, spear, stab, and blow up their enemies, and weapons are used, the violence isn't particularly bloody or gory. There also isn't much swearing -- "hell" is about as forceful as it gets -- or sex (just kisses/flirting), and drinking is limited to some beer consumption. And underlying all of the mayhem, there's even a positive message about finding and learning from your weakness.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this movie compares to other comic book-based adventures. Are these kind of movies only popular because they offer an escape, or is there more to them? What messages do they send?
  • Does the film make Norse mythology applicable to today's society? How?
  • How does the fact that much of the movie's violence is based in fantasyaffect its impact?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    77%
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  • Audience

    76%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Sheer spectacular fantasy and storytelling brought the story of Thor to life. Chris Hemsworth gives a magical performance along with the devious charms of Tom Hiddleston. It's magical-scientific ties mixes together a makes the film a solid blockbuster to kick off the summer. 4/5

- fb1442511448, Tuesday, August 14, 2012

3 stars

I was surprised by Thor. I was expecting an over the top movie that I wouldn't understand. What I got was a movie with great acting, a great plot and was the final staple that made me believe that it was possible for there to be a superhero movie about any superhero.

- fb100000883534329, Monday, August 6, 2012

4 stars

While it is an entertaining movie, it does suffer from some silly dialog, a forced love story, and poorly explained mythology.

- fb100002535597619, Sunday, June 10, 2012