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Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (2011)

Hetjur Valhallar - Þór (original title)
An over confident teen with a magical weapon and a handful of imperfect gods join forces against an evil queen and her army of giants

Directors:

Óskar Jónasson, Toby Genkel (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Friðrik Erlingsson, Snorri Sturluson (characters) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Justin Gregg Justin Gregg ... Thor
Paul Tylak ... Crusher
Nicola Coughlan ... Edda (voice)
Liz Lloyd Liz Lloyd ... Hel
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Odinn
Emmett J Scanlan ... Sindri (as Emmett Scanlan)
J. Drew Lucas J. Drew Lucas ... Thrym
Mary Murray ... Freyja
Lesa Thurman ... Mother (voice)
Gary Hetzler Gary Hetzler ... Grandfather (voice)
Hillary Kavanagh Hillary Kavanagh ... Old Age
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ... Additional Voices
John Broderick John Broderick ... Additional Voices
Rod Goodall Rod Goodall ... Additional Voices
Liam Heffernan Liam Heffernan ... Additional Voices
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Storyline

The young blacksmith Thor lives happily with his single mother in a peaceful little village. The legend says he is the son of Odin, the King of the Gods. Therefore the fellow villagers believe that the terrifying Giants will never attack them. But they are terribly mistaken. A Giant army crushes the village and takes the villagers to Hel, the Queen of the Underworld. Thor is knocked out and left behind. He sets out to save his friends with the hammer Crusher - who claims to be a magical weapon! Written by Friðrik Erlings

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images, action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

Iceland | Germany | Ireland

Language:

Icelandic | English | German

Release Date:

8 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,311,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Iceland's first feature length CG animated movie. Also the first Icelandic film made in 3D. See more »

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Cute film with tongue-in-cheek humor
27 August 2013 | by zereshkSee all my reviews

I don't know why this film has such a low rating. I found it very enjoyable. Sure, the story isn't exactly complex and the pacing is a bit slow but there's so much going on on screen in the meantime that the main plot fades into the background. This movie should be watched for its character interaction and its sense of humor.

Also, yes, the film takes its liberties with the mythology but very few modern interpretations don't. And with this film, you actually benefit from knowing a thing or two about Norse mythology. There are lots of little jabs and allusions in it, from a scene that discusses divine responses (and lack thereof) to sacrifice to a rather honest portrayal of the state in which the Einherjar might arrive in Valhalla. Also keep an eye out for the symbol of Thor's mother's smithy! A bit of clever non-religious symbolism there.


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