FILM. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) thudded to earth in this brilliantly comedic film directed by Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh (Much Ado About Nothing). Cast out of his native Asgard, the arrogant god comes to defend humans from danger, even growing fond of them (some more than others) in particular earnest scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). Tom Hiddleston nearly steals the show as his evil brother Loki. With Anthony Hopkins and Stellan Skarsgard.