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Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)

Video  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  17 May 2011 (USA)
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The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.

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Thor (voice) (as Matt Wolf)
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Loki (voice)
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Sif (voice)
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Fandral (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Hogun (voice)
Brent Chapman ...
Volstagg (voice)
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Odin (voice)
Ron Halder ...
Algrim (voice)
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Brunhilde / Additional Voice (voice)
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Geirmarr / Additional Voice (voice)
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Thrym / Additional Voice (voice)
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Amora / Additional Voice (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Fenris / Additional Voice (voice)
Mark Gibbon ...
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Long before he was worthy to wield the war hammer, Mjolnir, Thor, son of Odin, was an impetuous young prince of Asgard hungry to prove himself a worth warrior. To that end, he and his half-brother, Loki, stow away with the the Warriors Three to find the Sword of Surtur in Yodenheim. However, that quest would prove more challenging than the prince anticipated as grave perils and agonizing moral choices arise. Now, Thor must call upon far more than his strength to save his people from the consequences of both of his and his father's mistakes in an adventure that would help shape him as the great Avenger of a later time and world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Before The Hammer...Came The Sword.


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During the bar fight scene, Loki hands Thor a small hammer to fight with instead of his sword. This foreshadows Thor's later use of the legendary hammer, Mjolnir. See more »

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A Brash youth must learn to use his power wisely
26 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got this film purely by accident, thinking it was going to be the another Thor movie that has just been released. Ever since childhood, I have been repeatedly surprised by how many books/movies/songs that I never wanted in the first place turned out to be good when I reluctantly decided to give them a try.

My first impression was that this was going to be just another silly story for kids, because we see Thor as a brash youth. I was tempted to turn it off after only a few minutes, but I'm glad I stuck with it. I suspected, of course, that the story was going to show how Thor grew up and became the hero we know him to be today, but I didn't know exactly how that transition would take place.

Presumably, after taking a few blows on his chin, he was simply going to pick up his hammer and crush evil into submission, convincingly proving once again that 'might makes right'. And, if that were all there is to this story, I wouldn't be recommending that you watch it yourself or show it to your kids.

Like most youths, Thor has a sense of ambition and adventure that ultimately gets him into trouble. But Thor is not an ordinary youth, being the son of Odin, his rash actions place the entire kingdom of Asgard in grave danger. It is at this point, when he accepts responsibility for his own actions, that we see his remarkable transition from boy to man. In fact, we are impressed when he proves to have the wisdom of a man many years his senior.

So, as it turns out, the moral is the same as in other superhero stories, that is, having great power isn't what counts the most, but rather knowing how to use it wisely is. I have read more than my fair share of comics, even as an adult, so this theme isn't really news to me. This time, however, I saw it from a different perspective, through the eyes of an adolescent who had to learn the lesson the hard way. And, then I saw something I had been missing all these years. I knew the part about the hero forgiving the bad guys, but I realize now that what is more important is that Thor forgave himself. This sense of compassion is perhaps the main reason why Thor goes on to be a great hero, while his brother Lochi eventually becomes a villain.


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