Had low expectations for Thor, but figured it couldn't be a total loss with Natalie Portman cast as Jane Foster. Turns out this movie is pretty good! The actors are top notch, the special effects are mostly solid, and there's actually substantial character development. Marvel and Paramount put together a solid writing team (JMS and Mark Protosevich), and got an appropriate director of sorts (Kenneth Branagh). It was cool to catch little references to other Marvel characters sprinkled throughout the film plus there's a cameo by Hawkeye! Be sure to watch the credits until the end, as Marvel continues to setup everyone for The Avengers (helmed by Joss Whedon!) in 2012.