I went into Thor
with low expectations. I left Thor
with those already low expectations largely unmet. I wasn't expecting Branagh to deliver Henry IV Part 1
meets Lord of the Rings
, which is what the material calls for, but I was expecting something a little more involving. Branagh's direction is decent, and he elicits acceptable performances from most of the cast, but the script is a bit rubbish. The story's a schizophrenic mess with an inconsistent tone, poorly thought out fan service, and a lack of balance in its Earth and Asgard storylines. Yes, I liked seeing the Warriors Three, I liked the fish-out-of-water aspect, I even liked seeing the Destroyer on a rampage, but it all added up to something that didn't grip me and left me feeling a bit "meh."