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Thor (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  6 May 2011 (USA)
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The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

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The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The god of thunder. The king of Asgard. The god of mischief. The guardian of worlds. The goddess of war. The woman of science. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence | See all certifications »

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6 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,449,300 (UK) (29 April 2011)

Gross:

$181,015,141 (USA) (19 August 2011)
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Trivia

The film makes extensive use of actual Norse mythology (which the "Thor" comic was based on):
  • the war between the Asgardians and the Jotunns was based on the Aesir-Vanir war (the Jotunns were in fact a non-hostile/antagonistic race)


  • Odin's ravens Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory), who gather information in Midgard and relay it to Odin, are sitting on his throne during Thor's coronation ceremony


  • the symbol seen at the Weapons Vault and on Mjolnir is the triquetra, a religious symbol. Its ancestor is the valknut, a German symbol associated with Odin.


  • the Bifrost, originally thought of as the rainbow by the Norse, is seen as a beam of rainbow light


  • when Odin appears in Jotunheim, he is riding his eight-legged horse Sleipnir


  • a Jotun calls Thor a "little princess" - once Thor's hammer was stolen and he dressed up as a Princess to go back and retrieve it


  • Laufey and Thor describe Loki as mischievous and a talented liar, a homage to Loki's titles as the god of mischief and lies


  • Thor asks for a cat to ride - Thor's mother Frigga has her chariot pulled by two large blue cats, a gift from Thor


  • and Thor shows Jane a drawing of a crossroads with nine orbs in it - his perception and representation of Yggdrasil, a great tree around which the nine worlds are tethered, making up the universe.


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Goofs

When Jane, Erik and Darcy are on the roof of the garage after SHIELD has taken Jane's stuff, there is wind in their hair in the shot from one angle and no wind in the same scene shot from another angle. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jane Foster: Wait for it.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the Paramount logo, the background sky is filled with stars. This subtly indicates the heavenly and off-world nature of the film. See more »

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Intelligent and fun comic-book popcorn epic!
18 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Thor was much much better than I expected. I didn't know if they could pull of the balance between the Norse mythology stuff and the real world Marvel Universe. I should've known better because Marvel knows their characters and knows what we want to see. Spider-Man set a new standard for the superhero film genre back in the day. Iron Man upped the ante. Thor takes the ball and runs with it and places that bar even higher. I look forward to seeing it again and know it will do well enough to be worthy of a sequel because word of mouth is going to be great. Trust me when I say Thor REALLY IS as good as Iron Man and is most worthy to be called one of the greatest adaptations ever.

Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god Thor, and Tom Hiddleston as his villainous brother Loki show they have the acting ability and star quality to become mega-marquee names in the future. Marvel found two absolute diamonds in the rough. Both actors make a HUGE impression and are wonderful on screen. You knew Acedemy Award winners Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman would bring it but these relative unkowns more than hold their own on screen. I know the script is written mostly for them but they carry it in a big way. From what I've read, Hemsworth and Hiddleston were cast almost a year in advance of filming the story so, they had time to get into shape and do character research. They certain did these long-time Marvel greats proud. Intelligent comic-book popcorn epics are rare and this one is definitely a cut above the usual fare.


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