Thor: The God Of Thunder

Posted: April 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

Captain’s log                               Stardate: 64828.8 (Apr 29th, 2011)

When Mathias suggested that we should watch the movie Thor, I was left clueless. What is Thor? He told me that he’s some powerful warrior, and also happens to be a God which is based on Marvel Comics. So I did some research regarding to it. I’m not much of a big fan to Marvel, as I was more towards the DC Comic.

Based on info from Wikipedia, it appears that “Thor” is a hammer-wielding God who is associated with thunder, lighting and storms. In short, the God of Thunder. Also, associated with oak trees (???), strength, destruction, fertility, healing and the protection of mankind. He’s the son of Odin, who is the the ruler of this extra dimensional realm of Asgard, and the Elder Goddess Geas, Goddess of the Earth and personification of Mother Nature. Raised in Asgard by Odin and his wife, the Goddess Frigga, who was Thor’s mother, Thor grew up alongside his stepbrother, Loki. Contrary to Thor, Loki was proved to be a mischievous child, and was often jealous of the affection that Odin had showed to his older brother. That explains why Loki was regard as the Asgardian God of Mischief. Jealously strikes really cold when you are in his shoes….

His weapon of defense, is the Hammer. Known as Mjolnir, which means “That Which Smashes” the hammer was craved from this mystical ore, which happens to be a highly immalleable metal that stores a natural affinity for magic. Like the sword seen in King’s Arthur, this hammer is meant for the Chosen One or those who are deemed “worthy.” When it was finished, Odin first used it to defeat the leader of this so-called Frost Giants. Later, Thor received the hammer after proving himself worthy after going through Odin’s trials. It grants him many of his powers and abilities, can only be wielded by those that are deemed “worthy.”

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

Seen in the movie, the hammer appears to be weight an unbearable and extremely amount of ton! To Thor, was nothing more but light as a feather, cause he was chosen.

Now, here’s something interesting I came across. Not only Thor, but other well-known greatest superheroes that was deemed worthy to wield the Mjolnir which based on alternate universe. Such as Superman, Wonderwoman, Captain America, Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, even Spiderman! Hmm…I wonder if Hercules or Zena was deemed worthy too…..

Those info I’ve studied were enough to make me understand who is Thor. The rest I just have to watch it on the big screen. It first open on this island just yesterday the 28th, and also which happens to be my off day. Well, if it isn’t for Mathias, I would have rot all day at home! Also, I had no idea what to do, and where to go. Its gonna be damn bored! I just had to make good used of my off days whenever necessary and whenever possible. So that was a good chance to run around the clock before the fun ends.

One thing I’m impressed about the movie is the teleportation between worlds. The place where Thor lives, Asgard, was actually a dimensional realm that is inhabited by the Asgardians or Norse Gods. Literally the world of Gods. Its physically different from Earth or any other planets. Asgard is not a sphere-like shape, does not spin on its axis, but a piece of land floated in space. Some might think of it as heaven.

The first part where Thor, four of his closest companions and stepbrother had teleport was a cold world that was been inhabited by this so-called Frost Giants. There, they wage a fierce battle. Next, Thor was been dumped to Earth by his father, Odin, as a punishment for reigniting a reckless war. The hammer, goes along with him. This teleporter, which reminds me of the Mount Palomar Observatory, was been guarded by this Gatekeeper. He can actually see what’s been happening. No matter how millions of lights years away you were.

On Earth, he ended up mingle around with three scientists, whom one is guy and two ladies. They stumbled into him when he came crashing down from this tornado look-alike, which is actually the teleporter vortex from Asgard. Subsequently one of the ladies had fallen for him, who later, share the same love for her…

And at the end of the day, it was actually the stepbrother who was responsible for all this mess. He had secretly make a deal with the Frost Giants, leading them into the gates of Asgard. Deliberately trying t0 take over this father’s place as King. Not allowing his brother to reclaim what’s right. He even send down his terrifying beast to Earth to eliminate Thor.

This kind of movie which shown the teleportation of worlds really thrills me to the max! I really love it when they showed how this new worlds or dimensional realm look like. Humanoids, creatures that inhabited those worlds. Their own cities, with amazing design. Mountains, rocks that floats, something like in the movie Avatar. And at most, the planet Earth always happens to be on the list. Reminds me of Star Trek actually. Haha!

Overall, the movie was a MUST to watch! It got all the suspense, the unpredictable rage, the chills, the thrills that will keep you to the edge of your seat. You are seeing a world populated with Norse Gods, with each worthy to stand at their place, until the time comes when one is worthy to be King and worthy to wield the might of the Mjolnir.


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