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Summer Blockbuster Season is officially started this week with the release of Thor.

Thor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard

Directed by: Kenneth Brannagh

Plot: After inciting a war with the frost giants in Asgard, Thor is cast down, powerless, to Earth by his father Odin, where he’s discovered by scientist Jane Foster and SHIELD.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 82%

Critic Consensus: “A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment”

Something Borrowed

Starring: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield

Directed by: Luke Greenfield

Plot: Timid Rachel always lets her friend Darcy get her way, which included letting her date the guy she had a huge crush on.  Now they are getting married and Rachel has to help Darcy with the wedding.

RT Freshness: 12%

Critic Consensus: “In spite of solid performances from Kate Hudson and John Krasinski, Something Borrowed is an unpleasant misfire that lives down to its title”

Jumping the Broom

Starring: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Megan Goode

Directed by: Salim Akil

Plot: The rich Watsons and poor Taylors come together for a wedding in Martha’s Vineyard.

RT Freshness: 48%

Critic Consensus: “Its heart is in the right place — and so is its appealing cast — but Jumping the Broom is ultimately too cliched and thinly written to recommend”

 

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