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Hetjur Valhallar - r (2011)

Director:
Oskar Jonasson
Toby Genkel
Gunnar Karlsson
COUNTRY
Iceland
GENRE
Animated/Children's
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Legends of Valhalla: Thor
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Tor med hammeren
RUNNING TIME
123 minutes
Producer:
Hilmar Sigurdsson
Arnar Thorisson
Screenwriter:
Fririk Erlingsson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ENGLISH NORWEGIAN
Thor Justin Gregg Scott Maurstad
Crusher/Mjlner Paul Tylak Anders Sundstedt
Edda Nicola Coughlan Sarah MacDonald Berge
Hel Liz Lloyd Unn Vibeke Hol
Odinn Alan Stanford Harald Mle

 

Review

Here is a good-natured and fun animated film about the Norse god Thor, and his inception as a deity after finding the magic hammer Mjlner. Although Thor himself is portrayed as a customary fantasy hero (he has the abilities and courage, but doesn't know it), many other aspects of this Icelandic feature is refreshingly atypical - providing good fun for young and old. Odin, for example, is portrayed as a gormandising, lazy coward, and offers very little help for our young protagonist. The animations are fine, without excelling, and although the narrative may be a little difficult to follow for the younger segment of the audience, there is always something of interest going on along the way.

 

Copyright 15.5.2012 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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