WHILE he may be the God of Thunder, Marvel’s Thor is strictly second string when it comes to the super-hero universe and the movie adaptations of the big comic-book boys. This adaptation takes place on earth and in the heavens when an arrogant warrior, Thor ( Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of his otherworldly realm by his father ( Anthony Hopkins) and banished to earth. He falls in love while waiting to regain his powers so he can return home. Part origin story, part tie-in for the upcoming Avengers flick, Thor delivers on the action and effects and works best when it’s not taking itself too seriously, but for all the flash and fight scene fervour, there is a distinct lack of wow to it all. Extras ( BD): ★ ★ ★ ½ Director Kenneth Branagh talks artistic decisions, casting, story and development business in the audio commentary and he also contributes chatter – which is optional – on the selection of deleted scenes. There’s also a handful of featurettes on casting, design and the like, a short film plus a look at the upcoming Avengers film, which will likely get the fanboys all a flutter.