Thor


Thor

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The fourth movie in the Avengers movie series by Marvel Entertainment introduces one of “Earth’s mightiest heroes” – the mythological god of lightning, Thor.

The movie Thor brings about a certain otherworldliness to the Avengers universe, being primarily centered around the world of Asgard – home to the gods, and their wise and most ancient ruler Odin. We are given a brief history of his reign and rule, including the wars he fought in order to establish universal peace. Then the film’s two primary characters are introduced, Odin’s sons Thor and Loki. From early on in their childhood, they are trained to become proper heirs to the kingdom as Asgard, and after many years pass, it is evident that Thor shall be king. Just before his father bestows the title of King, however, a group of Frost Giants infiltrate their kingdom. They are dealt with quickly and efficiently, but Thor is enraged at their attempt to break the peace. Defying his father’s orders and the peace treaty between their kingdoms, Thor seeks out their the Frost Giant leader, Laufey, in order establish a firm grip of power over their world of Jotunheim. For this treason, Thor is banished to Earth, devoid of his powers which are sealed inside the legendary hammer which was once his own. After a run-in with scientists and S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Thor begins to realize the error of his arrogance and pride. Just in time to be crushed by a weapon now in the hands of his treacherous brother Loki – the new King of Asgard, now that their father Oden has fallen into one of his deep sleeps. Will Thor’s life and power be restored or will the universe fall into darkness?

Thor came as somewhat of an unexpected surprise. How Marvel could take a mythological realm and place it at the terms as Iron Man and Hulk seemed quite a difficult task. It worked just fine in old-time comics, but how about in our very different world of modern cinema? Masterfully accomplished! For example – during a scene in Thor, Thor’s friends come to take him back home to Asgard, from where he is now on Earth. It would seem quite awkward and unrealistic to have these Iron-clad immortals ordinally stroll through a very real American town – if not for the incorporated humorous remarks in regards to renaissance fairs and the allusions to Robin Hood, etc.

Overall, Marvel made quite a smooth, entertaining transition!

Christian & Family Interpretations

Thor, of course, rises some red flags for Christian families. The very essence of it being a world with contradictory truths and multiple deities. It is, however, not especially gruesome (as one may be inclined to think) in terms of violence and scary images, being fairly at par with the Chronicles of Narnia.

Overall Satisfaction & Important Tip!
I would highly recommend Thor and it’s many other related Marvel films. They are filled with great adventure, suspense, and even hints of romance. Nevertheless, I have a few tips and cautions you might want to watch out for!

1. Wait till’ the VERY end of the credits, after all the logo’s, contributing organizations, etc. have been listed for a special ending to the movie! I can certainly say, “The Plot Thickens!”
2. Don’t be fooled into buying the Thor mockbuster film – produced by The Asylum, these low-budget movies try to trick you into thinking they’re the real thing with virtually the same title and similar cover.

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About Zechariah Barrett

Greetings! Jambo! Hola ! 你好 ! Bonjour ! Hallo ! Привет ! Buongiorno ! こんにちは ! Thanks for checking out my profile. I'm Zechariah, an author, photographer, graphics designer, language learner, techie... I'll stop there for now. One more thing. I'm also a Christian. Depending on your life experience, that may mean different things to you. I want to assure you, however, that I don't subscribe to all the prevailing views. I don't subscribe to hate. I don't engage in party politics. I both care about a robust economy as well as the environment and social issues. I want to truly live my life by the Spirit of Christ, and that entails loving others and caring for this world. That's how I'm different. I'm not here to cast judgmental glances or make you feel like trash. My heart is to help others, and I hope that shows in all that I do. I also want to have a discussion. Not a debate, not an argument. I want to engage with my readers and viewers regardless of our differences, and then start a conversation. Let's make this world a better place. Together.

Posted on 05/15/2011, in All-Things-Reviews, Movie Reviews, Post-A-Day {2011}, TA Marvel Reviews (2010-2013) and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Since the DSi, from which I’m posting, has a dreadfully terrible character lock-out problem, I must continue my review here on my comments until I can combine them tomorrow on my computer.

    Thor came as somewhat of an unexpected surprise. How Marvel could take a mythological realm and place it at the terms as Iron Man and Hulk seemed quite a difficult task. It worked just fine in old-time comics, but how about in our very different world of modern cinema? Masterfully accomplished! For example – during a scene in Thor, Thor’s friends come to take him back home to Asgard, from where he is now on Earth. It would seem quite awkward and unrealistic to have these Iron-clad immortals ordinally stroll through a very real American town – if not for the incorporated humorous remarks in regards to renaissance fairs and the allusions to Robin Hood, etc.

    Overall, Marvel made quite a smooth, entertaining transition!

    Christian & Family Interpretations

    Thor, of course, rises some red flags for Christian families. The very essence of it being a world with contradictory truths and multiple deities. It is, however, not especially gruesome (as one may be inclined to think) in terms of violence and scary images, being fairly at par with the Chronicles of Narnia.

    Overall Satisfaction & Important Tip!
    I would highly recommend Thor and it’s many other related Marvel films. They are filled with great adventure, suspense, and even hints of romance. Nevertheless, I have a few tips and cautions you might want to watch out for!

    1. Wait till’ the VERY end of the credits, after all the logo’s, contributing organizations, etc. have been listed for a special ending to the movie! I can certainly say, “The Plot Thickens!”
    2. Don’t be fooled into buying the Thor mockbuster film – produced by The Asylum, these low-budget movies try to trick you into thinking they’re the real thing with virtually the same title and similar cover.

  2. Tatoranaki,
    Thor looks really cool. Based on the previews I have see on TV and your post here I really want to see it. I heard the new Justin Bieber movie has come out. You should write a review on it. My roommate says its really good. He’s not a brat at all.

    Sophiehaha

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