The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.
When I was a big comic fan I never read Thor or any superhero that was too powerful like Superman or too goody two shoes like Spiderman or Dare Devil, I'm more of a Punisher, Batman and Wolverine fan (either little superpower or none). So I approached Thor with caution but it's not a bad movie once Thor get's over himself, the action is good especially at the beginning with the frost giants (good bad guys and well lead).
You get bits and pieces mentioned about other heroes like Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Tony Stark (Iron Man) and a look at Hawkeye (Avengers) and more S.H.I.E.L.D shenanigans, the love story isn't too soppy, Rene Russo is hardly used (a shame), Loki is a sneaky shite (even I knew this), Hopkins does a good Hopkins as Odin. As I said I didn't know much about some of the other characters among his Asgard posse but all in all worth a watch.