Discussion of Science Fiction motifs, symbols and allegory.
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I thought this was interesting since it is being produced in Iceland and I haven't noticed many movies showing Norse Mythological motifs in movies. It is based on the new book "Thor - The Wrath of Hel" which was published in Iceland and seems to have received some positive reviews. A link to the site: http://www.thorthemovie.net/ where a trailer of the movie is also available.
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Films are made to be profitable and so must appeal to a larger audience. I don't imagine it could be much worse that something like Disney's Hercules for accuracy and plot. As far as I can tell, no one has been making any films related to Norse mythology recently. Perhaps if this generates enough interest, more serious films may be made. Time will tell.LoneBear wrote:Unfortunately, the trailer looks pretty stupid. Par for the course these days with films, I guess. Lots of "quotable" one-line zingers, and not much plot.
Thanks for mentioning this! I'll see if I can find it around here and watch it.Lonebear wrote:However, one of my favorite old Norse mythos films is Disney's Island at the Top of the World.
I watched a movie the other day called "Man from earth", about a man who is 14,000 years old. I thought this might be a film about an Ancient, but turned out to be a teleplay about how a group of people react to the idea that John Oldman, might be 14,000 years old. Mildly interesting, but not nearly as interesting as what it could have been.LoneBear wrote:Unfortunately, the trailer looks pretty stupid. Par for the course these days with films, I guess. Lots of "quotable" one-line zingers, and not much plot.
I was able to watch the Island at the Top of the World recently. I am surprised that the Disney Corporation produces. It's quite a good movie and I enjoyed it. I am just a little disappointed that they didn't make a sequel for it.
I managed to find Thor: Legends of Valhalla and watched it. It seems about on par with Disney's Hercules movie. There were elements from the mythology in the movie but those elements were very mixed up. It's probably not worth watching and I've decided it's not worth detailing all of the mythological inaccuracies in it either. There are far too many.