Living up to a parent's expectations can be difficult for anyone, but when you're Odin's son, just being "good" isn't enough. You have to be better. You have to better than good, almost damn near perfect, you need to be a god!
"Thor " is a 2011 Marvel release depicting the story of a young prince's struggle to prove to his almighty father, Odin(Hopkins) that he is ready to become King of Asgard. Now what makes Thor's story so unique? Well, let's Unhinge and find out.
As most of us should know by now, the film "Thor" is based off of a successful comic book series from Marvel that attracted audiences across the world.
"Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall posses the power of Thor"- Odin
Everyone read it, from the pimple-faced kid across the street to the middle-aged man at the office, it was and still is a good read. So fast forward to the year 2011 and we received "Thor" the film. This movie was a huge box office hit and the franchise is even gearing up for a part 2 titled "Dark World" expected to be released on November 8, 2013.
So what happens in this first one? Well, Thor finds himself in a bit of hot water when his treacherous brother, Loki(Hiddleston) uses his gift of manipulation to get Thor(Hemsworth) cast out of Asgard. You see Thor is well known for having a hefty ego and an equally stubborn pride that won't allow him back down from a challenge. So all Loki had to do was set Thor up in a compromising position and let Thor shoot himself in the foot. Not literally, but you get the idea that we're trying to convey here right? Thor's foolish pride caused his father, Odin, to cast him out, due to downright disobedience.
Fortunately for us, Thor was sent to earth, but not before having his cosmic powers and trusty hammer stripped away from his possession You see Thor's father, Odin works in mysterious ways. He didn't send Thor down to earth because he detests his son, he sent his son down to learn a powerful lesson. What's the lesson? It's a lesson in Humility, being able to humble one's self rather than bask in the stench of overconfident glory.
Doesn't sound like ol Odin's too bad of a guy does it? We're sure you can think of plenty of people right now that can benefit from being knocked down a few pegs or even we as individuals need to pipe down on occasion. Ah well, either way, Thor's journey to becoming a great king truly begins when he's the farthest from himself. Now what Loki does with Thor out of the way in Azgard, well that's another onion of a different layer.
Overall, we felt that "Thor" as a whole is a great film to watch. It maintains a balance of action and story-line to keep things flowing without becoming redundant and it also gives nods to some of the other Marvel hits out on the big screen. So if you haven't seen "Thor" yet, you may want to watch this one in the next few weeks because when November 8 gets here, it just may be ..too ...dark.... to see.
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