Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011)

Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell,
Thor: Tales of Asgard is a video starring Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, and Tara Strong. The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.
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  • Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Writer:
  • Sam Liu, Director:
  • Gary Hartle, Producer:

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8/10 / 10

I got this film purely by accident, thinking it was going to be theanother Thor movie that has just been released. Ever since childhood, Ihave been repeatedly surprised by how many books/movies/songs that Inever wanted in the first place turned out to be good when Ireluctantly decided to give them a try.

My first impression was that this was going to be just another sillystory for kids, because we see Thor as a brash youth. I was tempted toturn it off after only a few minutes, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Isuspected, of course, that the story was going to show how Thor grew upand became the hero we know him to be today, but I didn't know exactlyhow that transition would take place.

Presumably, after taking a few blows on his chin, he was simply goingto pick up his hammer and crush evil into submission, convincinglyproving once again that 'might makes right'. And, if that were allthere is to this story, I wouldn't be recommending that you watch ityourself or show it to your kids.

Like most youths, Thor has a sense of ambition and adventure thatultimately gets him into trouble. But Thor is not an ordinary youth,being the son of Odin, his rash actions place the entire kingdom ofAsgard in grave danger. It is at this point, when he acceptsresponsibility for his own actions, that we see his remarkabletransition from boy to man. In fact, we are impressed when he proves tohave the wisdom of a man many years his senior.

So, as it turns out, the moral is the same as in other superherostories, that is, having great power isn't what counts the most, butrather knowing how to use it wisely is. I have read more than my fairshare of comics, even as an adult, so this theme isn't really news tome. This time, however, I saw it from a different perspective, throughthe eyes of an adolescent who had to learn the lesson the hard way.And, then I saw something I had been missing all these years. I knewthe part about the hero forgiving the bad guys, but I realize now thatwhat is more important is that Thor forgave himself. This sense ofcompassion is perhaps the main reason why Thor goes on to be a greathero, while his brother Lochi eventually becomes a villain.

9/10 / 10

This movie is great at what it is and the people giving it the negativereviews need to get out of the box once in a while. What it is; is alook at Thor and Loki on their first real adventure, the trouble theyget into (good and bad) and the consequences of their actions. It isalso a brief look at Thor's relationship with Sif and the Valkyrie.Animation is good, not great, but the story and fresh perspective ofthe young Thor make up for it. I rated the movie high because I enjoyedthe risk they took to make it; PLUS, anytime I can watch a movie likethis and not guess just about every plot twist AND still enjoy themovie and the story---I am happy. Fun watch, and if your a Thor fan,you will like it all the more.

7/10 / 10

Really enjoyable movie covering the early years of Thor and Loki. Thisenhances the theatrical movie, without kissing it's ass. For example,it still takes many designs from the original source material, even ifit conflicts with the more popular movie. Seeing the realms of Asgardin animation is wonderful, as there is less of a restraint. Thecharacter arcs of Thor and Loki are also very impressive. Theirrelationship is shown as one of true love, but we see their reactionsto taking life. This isn't Thor Jr. and though the animation is kind ofchildish, there are many great themes here that would be welcome in TheAvengers or any Thor sequels.

6/10 / 10

It's titled Thor but it's really not the Thor we know. It's the youngThor before he had his mighty hammer Mjölnir. So Thor doesn't behavethe typical way you like him to behave, here he is more of a spoiledteenager. And he doesn't drink any beer or mead. The plot is lame in myopinion, quite stereotypical for a fantasy movie but with a worse plotstructure. The dialogs were childish, same for the charactersbehaviors. And because its set when Thor was young there is nothinghappening on earth so it just feels like any kind of fantasy-animation.I liked the real Thor Movie with Chris Hemsworth way better than thisone. And I also liked Thor and the depiction of Asgard in Hulk VS. Thormuch better. It's just so much about action that it bored me... it isreally nothing special but you can watch it if you don't have anybetter plans for your evening. The character development was also quitelame I think this movie could be much better if they did characterintroductions so that you know who is who and they could have used asmaller amount of characters. A friend of mine who saw this as well wasquite confused about all those characters, for someone who doesn't knowthe relations between the people of Asgard and those Frost Giants andthe hirarchy system in Asgard it's just all too much. And because ofthis each character loses it's individuality and also it's importance,in this storyline, which also leads to a loss of tension... And that'swhy this movie is just mediocre in my opinion.

8 / 10

Quite fun and a nice 'bromance'

This film was much better than I expected. True, it does have some anime influence (like slim bodies and expressive eyes) but most contemporary cartoons have that anyway.

In short, this movie is about a teenage Thor embarking on a quest to prove his manhood to his father, who still considers him immature. With the aid of his brother Loki and the Warriors Three he travels through different realms to complete his quest.

What I liked in this film was that it showed a different, refreshing perspective on Thor and Loki's relationship. In this film we actually see Loki as a caring brother who is a loyal Asgardian. He and Thor share a special bond, trust each other and, when times get tough, provide each other with support. Seeing this just makes it even more heartbreaking as the viewers know that in the future these two would become mortal enemies.

Some dialogues were actually funny without relying on simple humor - even giving room to a bit adult humor when it came to Fandral. There is romance (concerning both brothers), and there are notable number of dark scenes and dialogues which concentrate on the topics of genocide (yes, genocide!) and character death. Unlike most children's cartoons nowadays, it has quite a few mature themes which adults may like.

All in all, it was a pleasant surprise and more mature than I expected. I warmly recommend this film.

PS - the music was epic!