Cert 12A 130mins Stars 3
Gods and monsters battle for interstellar supremacy in the latest Marvel superhero adventure.
It’s a rainbow coloured bridge connecting the Earth-bound adventures of Marvel’s Avengers, to the sci-fi comedy of their Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
Chris Hemsworth has previously played Thor endearingly dim. But here the Norse God of Thunder is disappointingly transformed into a generic action hero. He’s shorn of his blonde locks, is relieved of his trademark magic hammer and is noticeably more clever than before.
Thor continues his established rivalry with The Incredible Hulk, with the pair forced into gladiatorial combat an alien planet.
It’s ruled by Jeff Goldblum’s gangster, meanwhile Cate Blanchett sports goth fetish chic as the goddess of death, and Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Thor’s half-brother Loki.
There’s are a stream of blink-and-you’ll-miss-them cameos, infantile bickering and a juvenile delight in swearing.
Marvel fans will love the endless in-jokes and there’s sufficient CGI action to keep casual viewers reasonably entertained.