Thor: Tales of Asgard (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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• Audio commentary with Supervising Director Gary Hartle, Animation Director Sam Liu and Character Designer Phil Bourassa
• “Worthy: The Making of Thor: Tales of Asgard” featurette
• The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Bonus Episode from the new hit TV series
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The first thing fans will notice is the wide-eyed, clean animation of "Tales of Asgard." The colors are vibrant, the details few, and the movement just above being a choppy distraction. This is the animation that you'll likely see on Saturday morning cartoons, but when one character claims that the only thing more frigid than Nilfheim is the land of the Valkyries it's clear this is meant for a PG-13 audience. It's kind of like hearing a swear word come out of your twelve year old.
The second is that this tales is firmly set in a fantasy realm, which essentially makes it like a session of Dungeons & Dragons. There's the sorcerer who's just learning to use his magic (Rick Gomez as Loki), the perpetually grumpy fighter (Paul Dobson as Hogun), the huge lover of mead and meal (resident dwarf-like character Volstagg played by Brent Chapman), and the lover of women (the bard role played by Alistair Abell as Fandral). They're all lovable lunks in their own way - Loki's a weakling, the Warriors Three are carousing blowhards. Then there's Sif (Tara Strong)¸Thor's rival in arms and affection, who finds offense in the Einherjar's deference to Thor in combat. In short, Thor is a royal brat.
When he realizes that everyone is catering to him, Thor decides to strike out on his own by capturing Surtur's sword, a flaming blade capable of leveling mountains. He is pursued by Frost Giants, Odin's soldiers, and finally a drow named Algrim (Ron Halder).Read more ›
Thor and Loki are very young in this, making the film feel like it was directed at kids. The action is sub par, and the animation is not up to movie quality levels. This looks like a cartoon series on Disney XD or something.
Kids will like this probably... Adult Marvel fans will be left lacking.
If this is under 10 bucks, I would say buy it, over 10, move on.
-Hope this helps.
This is a full-length feature animation film of the early years of Thor, Loki and The mystical Nine-Kingdom realm of Nordic folklore. This takes place long before he becomes the superhero most of us know him as.
This is also a brilliant piece of animated storytelling to boot.
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As someone who has bought and loved comics as a kid and more recently as a buyer of Alex Ross' "graphic novels," THOR has always been an enigma for me. I don't ever remember as a kid ANY issue of Thor where they talked about his background. Every issue was an epic battle with Loki. Those stories got old REAL quick. After awhile, I only ran into Thor when he was with the Avengers.
In THOR: TALES OF ASGARD, my many questions have been answered. This is a phenomenal animated movie. If you're familiar Nordic or Northern European folklore, many of the characterizations are present here.
This film is not in any way like a take on a television animated, this has the feel of a Disney feature. The concept was well thought out and each character/ community had very distinct personalities from the people of Asgard, to the Valkyries, to the Frost Giants.
No superheroic, super powered feats, this is a story of a father and son and the boundaries that are crossed into manhood.
For Thor, his rite of passage means to stow away aboard the "Warriors Three" ship in search of the magical Lost Sword of Sutur.Read more ›
Another thing missing was Balder The Brave. Why does Marvel disrespect this wonderful character?
The special features are enjoyable with a behind the scenes featurette and an extra episode of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is a great story of Thor and his family...if you are a Marvel fan then you would like this DVD a lot. I would recommend this DVD.Published 3 months ago by Rudy G
don't be fooled by the adult Thor on the cover, it's when the two prince's are young adults, but i guarantee, if your a Marvel fan, this is the video for you :) yeah it's cartoon,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patricia Schmidt
Loved the story and animation (though I do tend to like what others hate)! And the bonus episode was very amusing 😄 Certainly worth buying, I'd say!Published 9 months ago by Catherine Boyle
I really enjoyed this movie. The animation looked somewhat Saturday morning cartoonish, but it wasn't bad, and the story was good. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Linsey Martin
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