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Us Rating: ***

In this witty adventure, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a warrior from another planet, defies his father and is banished to Earth. The hit (which made $181 million) earns surprising laughs as the muscled Thor tries adapting to life in New Mexico (he asks a pet store clerk for a horse). He also sparks charmingly with a scientist (Natalie Portman) who doubts his story. (Paramount, $30)