Avengers: Infinity War was a movie that involved a huge roster of characters, but if you really think about it, there were only two characters that had the biggest story arcs in the movie, and not even Iron Man is included among those two. The entire movie was about Thanos achieving his life’s Goal and Thor rising up as the Strongest Avenger after falling yet again.
It was a mega movie with the biggest thriller you could ever get to see in a Superhero movie. Right from the beginning, till the very last moment, it was a movie that told the epic story of the Mad Titan who left a trail of death that everyone was agonized to see. The Russos and the two writers were quite excellent at explaining the motivations that Thanos had in the film. There were so many moments where the Avengers came close to bringing Thanos down.
But it was Thor who actually had him kneel down and almost killed him off, saving the day! Throughout the movie, Thor was on a journey of self-discovery, as after being taken down by Thanos, losing half his population and his entire family and friends, there was nothing left for him to lose. He needed a new weapon to channel his inner strength, which is why he went to Vidavellir to retrieve the weapon, the almighty Stormbreaker which Eitri the Dwarf made for him.
Even before the movie had come out, Director Joe Russo had confirmed the fact that Thor would have the most amount of screen time in the movie when it comes to the Superheroes, and that turned out to be very true. We saw in the very final movie that Thor had made a serious mistake by throwing the Axe upon Thanos’ chest and not his head. Thor wanted to Thanos to feel and pay for his mistakes in his very last moment. But as it turned out, that was actually the last moment for half the population of the entire Universe as it allowed Thanos to snap his fingers.
Thor is going to regret this decision and Joe Russo talked also about Thor’s final move and why he did what he did:
“I would argue that the fan base could be equally upset with Thor, who chose to throw that ax into Thanos chest and not his head. Because he wanted to tell Thanos that he got his revenge. Had he gone for a kill shot, that snap would not have happened. These are choices that characters who are feeling immense pain make and hopefully, the audience can learn to empathize with those characters because they can grow through stories. Stories can teach us things and that we should try to see every choice from the perspective of the character that made the choice.”
But we should not be upset with Thor at least as if you think about it He did whatever he could, and h wanted Thanos to pay for what he did to him right in the beginning. We should ignore this particular mistake as we know that he is going to do everything in his power, in order to undo whatever Thanos did.
But there is one more mistake that he continuously made throughout his journey to Nidavellir. It was not at all catastrophic, and it is actually the mistake of Chris Hemsworth and not Thor. Right from the moment he first told everyone about Nidavellir, he actually pronounced it “Nivadellir”. Not just once or twice, but four freakin times! The spellings on the screen clearly showed it to be called Nidavellir, and even Rocket and others in the movie pronounce it the way it should be, but if you really focus and here, Thor keeps calling the legendary place “Nivadellir”.
Now we don’t really know whether Hemsworth does it purposely for us to notice and the creatives allow it, or he just can’t say the word “Nidavellir”. Well, to be honest, it is a pretty long word and many of us might have called it the same way as Thor/Hemsworth. Hemsworth also tends to have an Australian Accent so who knows, it is still knit-picking at its best. It was fun to hear Thor say Nivadellir repeatedly though.