Almighty Thor

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Almighty Thor
Almightythor.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Christopher Ray
Produced by
Written by Erik Estenberg
Starring
Music by Chris Ridenhour
Cinematography Alexander Yellen
Edited by Benjamin Lee Cooper
Ron Santiano
Distributed by The Asylum
Release dates
  • May 7, 2011 (2011-05-07)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $200,000

Almighty Thor is a fantasy-adventure action film produced by The Asylum, which premiered on the Syfy cable network on May 7, 2011 and was released on DVD on May 10, 2011 in the United States. The film is directed by Christopher Ray and is a mockbuster coinciding with the release of the Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures film Thor.[1] The film has been met with a largely negative response from critics. Loosely inspired by Norse mythology, the film follows a young version of the legendary warrior Thor.

Plot[edit]

When the demon god Loki (Richard Grieco) wipes off the city of Valhalla to steal the Hammer of Invincibility, only the young hero Thor (Cody Deal) can recover the cities from evil. When Thor's father and older brother are killed in a futile attempt to retrieve the hammer from Loki, a Valkyrie named Jarnsaxa (Patricia Velásquez) attempts to train a naïve and inexperienced warrior Thor to fight Loki. This leads them on a short quest from their training camp, to the Tree of Inventory to collect a sword and shield and then to a small city where Loki attempts to hypnotize the refusing residents into serving as his minions by bringing on a wipeout with a small army of demon beasts. When Thor is about to be defeated, he must forge his own fate to save the city and reclaim the Hammer of invincibility from Loki once and for all.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Almighty Thor premiered on May 7, 2011, near the time of release of Marvel Studios' Thor,

Reviews[edit]

Almighty Thor received largely negative reviews from critics. Reviewing the film for the The A.V. Club, Phil Dyess-Nugent gave "Almighty Thor" a rating of "D-", taking issue with the film's low budget: "The film is so underpopulated that most of the awful deaths Loki inflicts go down off-camera; he points his stick or gives a command to his dogs, and then you hear somebody holler, "Argghhhh!!"". Dyess-Nugent also criticised the acting of the leads and took issue with the producer's decision to shoot the LA scenes in abandoned parking lots: "The comic high point is a fight between Thor and Loki, with the guys spinning around and waving their weapons at each other while keeping one eye peeled for cops who might demand to see their filming permit." [2] The Blueprint website review of the film stated, "This brain numbing 80 minutes of constant noise, cheap effects, background music that never once stops and ropey acting will test the patience of even the most hardened B-movie aficionado...Almighty Thor was just one giant headache of a film."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dread Central - The Asylum's Almighty Thor Hammers Kevin Nash, Richard Grieco and a Top Model
  2. ^ Dyess-Nugent, Phil.(May 7, 2011). "Almighty Thor". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  3. ^ Skeates, Andrew, (July 22, 2011),Almighty Thor. Blueprint. Retrieved April 29, 2012.

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