While Thor's second solo feature swaps in director Alan Taylor, the edifice that Kenneth Branagh helped build last time is so sturdy that any changes are akin to changing the drapes.
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The film "Thor" deals with the ideas of theodicy, free will, and the relationships between fathers and sons. Here's a brief primer on Norse mythology that might help separate the gods from the (super)humans.
While the movie's plot is rudimentary, Branagh's baby delivers. The action, spectacle, amusement and especially the otherworldly design are all top-notch.
Thor is a comic-book movie made by a Shakespearean -- Kenneth Branagh -- in 3D. And, intriguingly, he mostly makes it work.
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