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Almighty Thor, non-Marvel Movie
Published on Monday, July 4, 2011 by

As part of the continuing Thor movie discussion, it is of note that not all Thor movies are Marvel movies this year. The Almighty Thor was aimed at video store shelves instead of theaters. Without trailers being broadcast on television, the marketers at Asylum Entertainment rely heavily on people recognizing a somewhat familiar title to catch video store browsers. Since Thor is a legendary character, which predates Marvels usage, he is a character suited to Asylum Entertainment’s mockbuster treatment.

Check out the trailer for The Almighty Thor to see this non-Marvel marvel of home entertainment. The production value seems to speak loud and clear in this trailer, a hodge-podge of simple costumes, choreographed fight scenes, and a helping of CGI. While Asylum Entertainment is quick to fill in with CGI, the effects do tend to pale beside of the larger budget efforts. The Transmorphers series has computerized effects that would have made Captain Power cringe. Except for the oddly oversized snake at the conclusion of Snakes on a Train, the effects are mostly believable throughout that film. Luckily as a rental, the casual viewer does not have to be completely sold on the effects.

Story, like effects, are somewhat all over the place from Asylum Entertainment. Having watched several of their offerings the company name itself is not a judge of quality. The aforementioned Snakes on a Train has a nice voodoo twist to the story which is somewhat more plausible than the similarly titled blocbuster mobster movie.

The grey haired Kevin Nash may be the most recognizable name to most casual browsers, but the other names involved in this production are notable in independent films.

Produced by: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, Paul Bales Directed by: Christopher Ray Written by: Erik Estenberg Cinematography by: Alex Yellen
Starring: Patricia Velasquez, Cody Deal, Kevin Nash, and Richard Grieco

Next time you’re looking for a norse rental, check out Almighty Thor and then discuss on the Pryde Forum.

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