Question: In A Norse Mythology Movie, Would Brad Pitt Be Cast As Balder or Thor?

Brad Pitt’s been in a lot of movies, but his very best role?

Sometimes, I’m surprised by what these polls reveal, but not this time. If Tyler Durden hadn’t won, I’d honestly have been shocked.

But win, he did, and with a fairly decent margin, too. Second place goes to the Oscar nominated role Benjamin Button . . . and that’s a movie I’ll have to watch someday, just to make up my own mind about it. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard quite so many conflicting opinions on a mainstream film. My interest isn’t exactly high, though, so I can’t imagine it will happen anytime soon.

Third place is a tie between Mickey from Snatch and Jeffrey Goines from 12 Monkeys. Most of the films managed to snag at least one vote, all except A River Runs Through It and The Tree of Life. I don’t even know what The Tree of Life is about, to be honest. Presumably, somewhere, there’s a tree? Hell, there probably isn’t a tree. It’s just a giant silly metaphor, isn’t it? I think I’d rather see a movie that’s literally centered around Yggdrasil.

At least Ragnarok, for God’s sake. Norse mythology is so neglected.

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6 Responses to Question: In A Norse Mythology Movie, Would Brad Pitt Be Cast As Balder or Thor?

  1. Brandon T. says:

    This was definitely predictable.

    But….

    Good god is “Fight Club” one of the most overrated movies of all time.

    That’s right, I said it. Hit me.

    • fatpie42 says:

      In the year it was released it seemed to be barely noticed. Everyone seemed much more interested in The Matrix at the time. It wasn’t until it was released on video that it seemed to get recognition. At least, that’s how it seemed to me.

  2. Teacups says:

    As I understand it, The Tree Of Life’s actual story is about this kid whose parents have very conflicting personalities (I think his dad’s also just a jerk) and even as an adult, he’s torn between his father’s nature, which is anger or something like that, and his mother’s nature, Grace. I think there’s also a lot of pretty imagery and meaning-of-life stuff in there that isn’t part of the story, and very little dialogue except for the narration. But I haven’t seen it and don’t plan to, so some of this might be off.

  3. Susan says:

    I just read Ragnarok!

    Tree of Life is about life(duh) & creation and faith or lack of, and explores it on different levels from the beginning of earth(lots of gases and mistyness), to dinos and then speficially a family that just leaves on some street in some town in Texas. It was quite good.

    I liked Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and the soundtrack was amazing.
    I liked Benjamin Button, but I thought I’d love it. It looked like the type of movie I just eat up, emotional and whimsical, but something was lacking. I think I’d like it more upon a second viewing…I cant quite put my finger on what the problem was but it was a good movie overall, but as “magical” as I’d hoped.

  4. magna says:

    —Hi there. Brad Pitt is definitely one of my favorites actors in my personal A list. Also, I’d have to admit that Tyler Durden is undoubtedly one of his BEST. I’ve just noticed that no one has mentioned about Tristan Ludlow from Legends of the Fall (1994) …. and also Joe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop Meet Joe Black” (1998) …. . It’s Brad Pitt we’re talking about, therefore obviously we have call half god, half man legendary Achilles from Troy (2004) …. ‘;-) /p.s. really really sorry about my English… ‘;-)

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