Marvel Month III: Thor: Tales Of Asgard

Anyone remember
Anyone remember “Young Hercules” with Ryan Gosling? I’m starting to have flashbacks of that show.


Before he ever lifted his mighty hammer, there was the sword. Fantastic journeys beckon from the mysterious nine realms. Places of dark mists and fiery voids. Of winged creatures and giants in the ice. And the most alluring quest of all–the search for the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur. Hungry for adventure, Thor secretly embarks on the journey of a lifetime, joined by his loyal brother Loki, whose budding sorcery equips him with just enough magic to conjure up trouble, along with the Warriors Three, a band of boastful travelers reluctant to set sail on any adventure to find the Sword of Surtur in Yodenheim. However, that quest would prove more challenging than the prince anticipated as grave perils and agonizing moral choices arise. Now, Thor must call upon far more than his strength to save his people from the consequences of both of his and his father’s mistakes in an adventure that would help shape him as the great Avenger of a later time and world.


This was a pretty good movie, I’m love that the movie explores some Thor and Loki’s backstory during his younger years, granted we hear some snippets of their past in the live-action movies, and we briefly see them as kids in the first movie, but that was pretty much it, here we get to here learn more about them, and see what Thor was like before he wielded Mjolnir. However, it does have it’s faults, first it has too much action, it’s kind of like the opposite of Robotech The Movie, where it’s problem (at least according to Golan/Globus) was it had too many girls and not enough guns, this had too much action, and not enough story. Another problem was, they really wanted to cash in on the live-action movie, that it was delayed for a year, it was supposed to come out after Planet Hulk, but the people at Lionsgate had dollar signs on the brain. As usual, the animation and voice acting was good, the character designs were nice too. Overall, while it was used as a cash grab, it’s still pretty enjoyable, and a good way to end the Marvel Animated Features series.

RANK: 4 out of 5

Next, we venture into the Uncanny Valley when, after a one year break, Disney takes over the straight to video movies, and if you thought this was a cash-in…


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