THOR Movie Script Review: Part 1
SPOILER WARNING! A brief overview of the second draft of the THOR movie script I was fortunate enough to browse through a short while ago.
After being inundated with emails this morning requesting details about the THOR movie script I read, I've decided to put it here for all to see. DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that scripts change daily, and this was not the final draft used for the film.
That being said, let's get to the good stuff...
FINAL SPOILER WARNING!
Thor: Opening Scene
The film opens up in the best possible way; the introduction of the Nine Realms by a 'booming voice' against a black screen. Embossed words describing each of the worlds begin to appear as the camera opens on the first.
The three Norse spirits Verðandi (present), Urðr (fate) and Skuld (future) narrate the creation of the realms and how the different manner of creatures in them came to be. First, the camera flies over Muspelheim followed by Hel and Niffleheim. The first character introduced Ymir, the first of the Frost Giants and his family in the realm of Jotunheim. You then pass over the realm of the dwarves, Svartalfheim, and the elves, Nidavellir. The camera flows through Midgard (Earth) and we see man exulting Odin in his temple. Finally, the camera pans through Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge, to the the Hall of Asgard, which is filled with the Aesir. You see a glimpse of the Einherjar guard and winged Valkyries overhead, in what could only be Valhalla. Odin and Gaea are introduced while they are
. . . umm, conceiving a child. That child turns out to be Thor. Movie title appears.
The scene darkens and ends, when it opens again we are in 'present day' (centuries after the last scene). We find ourselves on the Asgardian border, where Thor (now an adult), his adoptive brother Loki, Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg and Balder (who is actually an older character, as apposed to the comics) are riding thunderously on their horses. They have been tasked on a mission to find Ivaldi, the Dwarf king of Svartalfheim. As they ride to the passageway between realms, we see a giant forge and three blacksmiths at work. They are creating the mighty Mjolnir, to present to Thor upon his arrival...
Let me tell you, the first thing that came to mind after reading these first few pages was: Lord of the Rings on steroids and meade. I literally got chills when I read the part of Ymir, in all his grotesque, Frost Giant glory, feasting on a gigantic cow. It made this movie feel REAL. In a little more than a year, this film will ACTUALLY hit theaters! As for the tone and scale of the script (if you're an avid reader of Thor comics you'll know what I mean), think of the Ages of Thunder storyline. The perfect choice, in my opinion.
If you're waiting to read what Thor does to become banished from Asgard, stay tuned for Part II.
Many thanks to Colin for showing me the goods... Wait, that didn't come out right
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