Chris Hemsworth as Thor
While Chris Evans’ character calls for him to be more contained, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is literally larger-than-life as a good who falls for a human named Jane (Natalie Portman) and must battle with his deceptive adoptive brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston, who may or may not make an appearance below). What’s so remarkable about Hemsworth’s performance is its believability. Even though his line readings could easily become a terrible reading of Shakespeare play, Hemsworth brings gravitas to each word he speaks and each action Thor takes. He’s a god, yes, but all the stakes surrounding him feel incredibly relatable, essentially human.
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