Jeremy of The Media Stomp wrote, "Thor is awesome. It's so unique and fresh when compared to other Marvel films. It's the first big Marvel character that isn't grounded on Earth. He's from another realm and director Kenneth Branagh is not afraid to show it. The visuals are very pleasing, the acting is great and the action is explosive. Thor has a very simple story behind it, but that is part of what helps make it so successful. They never try to accomplish anything unreachable. Everyone involved manages to bring their best to the table and it really does show. Thor could have easily been a failure. It could have been a horrible start to the new batch of Avenger films and it could have made Marvel the laughing stock of the studios, but it delivers! It's the perfect balance of what you love in a comic book movie. It has tons of action, a great and likeable lead and some really good humor."