Almighty Thor (2011)

Actors: Cody Deal, Kevin Nash, Patricia Velasquez, Richard Grieco
Director: Christopher Olen Ray
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Unrated
Studio: The Asylum Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
Run Time: 90 minutes



“Mockbuster” outfit The Asylum is better at creature features like Sharktopus and Mega Python vs. Gatoroid than they are at ripping off Hollywood blockbusters such as Marvel’s Thor in this case. For one there is no sense of over-the-top fun. At one point evil villain Loki is busy destroying downtown LA, but he doesn’t appear to be enjoying it at all. If you’re bringing an end to Time and Life Itself TM then you might as well enjoy yourself I say . . .

That said Almighty Thor is still better than The Asylum’s previous movie for the Syfy channel, namely the unwatchable Battle of Los Angeles (not to be confused with Battle: Los Angeles), but that doesn’t however mean that isn’t almighty god-awful though (groan) . . .

The plot may ostensibly involve ancient Norse legends but the plot is the Terminator rehashed in the back alleys of Los Angeles. The Terminator is the trickster god Loki (played by Richard Grieco, who belongs to the Bruce Willis acting school of smirking), and Patricia Velasquez is Kyle Reese who has to protect Thor (newcomer Cody Deal) from him. Yup, the Almighty Thor hides behind the skirt of a woman for most of the movie’s running time. She also whups his ass at one point. Not very godly or heroic that.

Despite this newcomer Cody Deal still comes off the best of the entire cast. He certainly has the looks – he appears to be Owen Wilson and Tom Cruise’s love child - and build for the role. His acting may not be great, but the movie doesn’t give him – or anyone else in the cast - much to work with. But at least he looks as if he might be a Hollywood star which is more than one can say of the many has-beens The Asylum dredges up to appear in their offerings. We’re looking at you here, Tiffany and Traci Lords . . .

In an interview with the Sci-Fi Movie Page Deal admits that the entire movie was shot in 12 days – and that with script rewrites going on! It shows. The plot meanders aimlessly and sometimes even repeats itself. The budget was probably what the $150 million Thor spent on toilet paper and it also shows: the special effects are particularly ghastly and looks like something whipped up on a Commodore 64 . . .

It’s cheap and lousy, but worst of all it’s a bore.



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