The New Thor Movie Was A Pleasant Surprise And Why It Should Be Pronounced "Tor"

by Jane
(U.S. )

Even though the story of Thor is based in Nordic myth, the new movie version added time travel and lots of aliens. It was enjoyable for adults and kids alike and they left the door open for what else? A sequel!



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Thor Movie
Director: Kenneth Branagh

Writers:
story: J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich
screenplay: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne

Cast:
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
Rene Russo as Frigga
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Colm Feore as King Laufey

Released: 2011

Thor: The answers you seek shall be yours, once I claim what is mine.




For those of you who don't know, in the language the name Thor comes from, the "H" is silent so it should really be pronounced as "Tor". My step son is part Danish and his middle name was spelled Tor for that reason, because his mom said Americans would never pronounce it right otherwise. Now you know who was bugging me every 5 minutes to see the movie :)
The whole cast was top notch with actors I love, like: Natalie Portman as geeky scientist chasing weird concentrations of electrical impulses along with Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Thor's parents.

Chris Hemsworth plays Thor, which I think was a very good choice for the part because he fits the whole Norse God image perfectly. In my opinion, he made the movie and has shown himself to be quite the talented actor.

The special effects were great too, with lots of alien fight scenes taking place on different worlds. We were really glad we saw it in the movies and now will watch it again when it comes to Netflix.

This movie has an exciting storyline along with great special effects and wonderful actors. I hope the sequel will live up to this high standard.

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Actually...
by: Anonymous

No, it would be "Thor" as in English, as it comes from Old Norse, not Modern Danish.

Current Scandinavian languages have lost the "th" sound which existed in Old Norse and Old English, but English has retained it.

Bit of a misconception.
by: Ti-7-4Raven

Only problem is that it's only pronounced "Tor" in some dialects.

For instance if you want to go back to Old Norse, where the myth originates, it was neither "Thor" nor "Tor". It was actually closer to "Thoor" *with* the "h" the Danes and Swedes (and as a result people near the Swedish border, places like Oslo) now pronounce it "Tor".

There should be a sequel
by: zachary

I love it! I watched it so many times. If they make another one I will be there to see or buy it.

The lead actor was great as Thor. I really liked the twists in the movie.

I liked it so much I hope one more comes out, and if it does you will see me in the cinema.

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