When it got here to the “Thor” sequence, the characters had been handled with utmost seriousness, no less than at first. The primary film in 2011 advised the story of the god’s fall from grace and ousting from the dominion of Asgard, in addition to his eventual redemption in victory over his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). All of which set the stage for the primary “Avengers” movie in 2012. To the extent that Odin (Anthony Hopkins) elements into the narrative, he’s basically a plot system, any person to withhold Thor’s future till he proves himself.
It is not at all the meatiest position of Hopkins’s profession as much as that time. Nor does it meaningfully make the most of his abilities past the refined theatricality he may pull off with little effort. This was an actor who had began doing William Shakespeare performs on the Royal Nationwide Theatre in 1965, taking part in a broadly Shakespearean king in a superhero film in 2011. Piece of cake.
Shakespeare was clearly who Marvel had in thoughts when it got here to creating “Thor,” notably within the hiring of frequent Bard adapter Kenneth Branagh to direct. At this level within the Marvel story, Thor had but to make the shift into comedy that might come to outline him (for higher and, as Chris Hemsworth admits, for worse). Branagh takes the story pretty significantly, from the opening battle with the Frost Giants to the lighter fish-out-of-water materials that includes a lot of the film.
A lot of the Asgardian solid of the film, apart from Thor and Loki, are left pretty one-dimensional by the film’s finish, largely functioning as sorts. And Hopkins, with stentorian grace and distinguished manners, must battle to make Odin fascinating with so little on the web page.