'Thor' Reconsidered As Both Vital and Dangerous for Marvel Studios | 17 Oct 2012 // 10:45 PM

With the end The Mighty Thor, perhaps now's the perfect time to reconsider Kenneth Branagh's critical box office success as a metaphor for the challenges facing the upcoming Thor: God of Thunder.

If Ye Be Worthy: Thor and Identity and Idris Elba | 23 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

What's really behind the Council of Conservative Citizens' call to boycott Kenneth Branagh's Thor? It couldn't be so obvious a matter as Idris Elba's race. Could it?


'Thor': A Slice of Lukewarm Asgard Pie | 14 Sep 2011 // 4:58 PM

Thor was never the strongest comic book character in my book, but he's weakened in this adaptation that deviates so far from the original story that any possible storytelling nuances are stripped away.

'Thor' Is a Then and Now Mishmash | 5 May 2011 // 11:34 PM

Alas, Jane's response to Thor is one of the movie's many shortcuts, a series of winks and nods that assumes viewers' eager complicity in this not-so-clever mishmashing of then and now.


'Thor' Spot | 9 May 2011 // 5:30 AM

One of the biggest issues a comic book movie adaptation has to overcome is staying/not staying "true" to the source. However, when there are multiple configurations of same, such creative reverence becomes harder and harder.

Sound and Fury: 'Thor' | 4 May 2011 // 10:20 PM

When it's required to be serious, it stays somber. When it has to explode across the screen, Thor soars.


'Thor' is a super box-office hero | 9 May 2011 // 1:45 AM

LOS ANGELES — "Thor," the first in a line of four superhero films to be released this summer, banged into theaters this weekend and enjoyed a

Taking a ripping adventure with Thor | 3 May 2011 // 4:30 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. — The day's light was fading, but the cast and crew of "Thor" were making good headway on a battle scene — a

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