Tag: Almighty Thor
When there’s a big budget, big hype, big marketing push Summer blockbuster coming like Thor, there is a good chance our pals over at the Asylum Studios are going to capitalize with a similarly themed, similarly named, much different budgeted mockbuster. Hence, “Almighty Thor.” (The title may be the most clever thing about Almighty Thor, as Marvel Comics’ Thor series is famously dubbed “Mighty Thor.”)
Brian and I watched Almighty Thor just last night, and I confess that am already foggy on the details of the plot. I originally thought that the Harlem Globetrotters were involved in some strange mix-up involved Asgard and a desert island, but a quick trip to imdb.com proved that piece was misremembered. (continue reading…)
Sadly, Saturday I did not see the Asylum’s, low-budget mockbuster Almighty Thor, though it sits comfortably on my DVR for a later date. I did however see the big budget, comic book adaptation Thor which opened on Friday. Coming into the theater with low expections, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.
Thor is entertaining in a similar vein to 2008′s Iron Man, with a focus on character development/growth and a healthy dose of comic relief. In this case, it’s the Thor’s (newcomer Chris Hemsworth, who will be a star) journey from vain, hammer-happy warrior to compassionate, lovable god of thunder. Natalie Portman is great as Thor’s love interest on Earth, when he’s cast out of Asgard for disobeying “all-father Odin” (Anthony Hopkins, phoning it in). (continue reading…)
Featuring Kevin Nash! And Thor running down the streets with a machine gun!
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