Sam of Anomalous Material writes:
Is it possible for a superhero picture to move too slowly? I didn’t think so, until I watched Kenneth Branagh’s newest directorial effort, Thor: a beautifully crafted picture with vivid imagery and brilliant actions sequences, that ultimately suffers from an intolerable pacing. There’s nothing wrong with slowing things down, in fact it’s almost always preferred. But when it comes to the superhero genre, I think it’s better for the picture to be upbeat, while still developing the characters. Well, Thor does neither by forgetting its characters motives and desires after the first 15 minutes. And that’s a shame. Because there’s nothing worse than watching people on screen that we just quite frankly, don’t care about.