Warning: Major Spoliers! After a short hop to my local RedBox (Netflix be gone!) I scored a copy of Thor and watched it last night. The movie, in general, was a solid “B” but that’s not what has me thinking about it this morning. What has me musing is that Thor is one of the most Christian movies I’ve seen. Consider the following:
- Thor’s hammer is engraved with the ancient symbol of the Trinity (the Triquetra). I grant that it was originally a runic or Celtic symbol but it has been appropriated by the church for centuries.
- The true power of the hammer is the living Triquetra which disappears until Thor is ready to use it well.
- Thor, the god, becomes a man and comes to earth. The godman intercedes on behalf of his people (and his “bride” Natalie Portman) and gives up his life to deliver them.
- He resurrects to live for them as a wise “prince of peace” (Odin tells his son good kings bring peace to their realms).
- He returns to his heavenly realm but anticipates coming again for his bride who is longing for his return.
This is just a quick synopsis and I’m sure there is more there but I found it interesting.