To be honest, I was never really interested in the character of Thor before this film came out. I just could never really get into the character.
My brother was out hanging with his friends when it came out in theaters so I was taken by my parents to see Thor. Maybe they felt bad? I don't know. Whatever, it was still great.
I was satisfied with the story Thor had provided. Given that many elements were already stories in Norse mythology and other tales, I found that this film really rewrites the superhero feel to the whole thing. I didn't get a mythological feeling from this film. Instead, I got the whole superhero feeling. Good job Marvel.
I was impressed with how the film was able to play out the whole unworthiness Thor faces and his adjustments to living on Earth. Which was also downright hilarious. The rise of Loki and his change of heart was done well. The path the story took was excellent.
One criticism I have is that the film takes place over a few days. Jane fell in love with Thor just a little fast in my own opinion.
To be honest, I'm not going to lie. I had no idea what to expect from the cast of Thor. I did not have any opinions on who should play who. But boy was I impressed. Chris Hemsworth gave a god-like feeling with his performance as Thor. Hiddleston's performance as Loki was incredible. Hell, even Natalie Portman, who last I saw her prior to Thor was in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, impressed me. Good job with the cast.
Confession: I was expecting to get a Hannibal (Silence of the Lambs) feeling from Odin since both characters are played by Anthony Hopkins. Is that weird? Yes. Yes it is.
I don't really have much to say about the music in the film. It didn't really stand out to me. There were points where the film's music fit and there were points where I didn't really have any opinion on the background music in the scenes. I guess it was okay. But being a music-fanatic as I am, if it was truly great I would have picked up on it.
Overall great film. I suggest anyone who likes action-packed superhero films, or mythological-based films, should watch this film. It'll definitely deliver. I didn't really know what to expect nor did I have a lot of expectations for this film. But I did leave the theater satisfied with a good film.