Bad-Ass Trailer To Marvel’s ‘Thor’
Marvel’s next movie doesn’t disappoint.
Marvel, eager to release their geek-gasmic collection of superheroes in “The Avengers’, is quickly lining up release for ‘Thor’ and “Captain America’ in the same summer. Both look pretty good but I somehow favor ‘Captain America’ based on what I’ve seen. Now, Marvel has released a pretty crazy trailer to ‘Thor’ and it looks very good for the most part.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
The backstory is strong and is very well translated to the screen, the continuity from ‘Iron Man 2′ is perfect, and the effects look amazing. Natalie Portman is probably playing the standard damsel in distress role in superhero movies but you can never have too much Portman. But possibly the biggest force here is Chris Hemsworth who is intense and raw as Thor. Anthony Hopkins is also top-notch as Odin.
The only problem? Some of the elements look way too cheesy. I understand that the plot isn’t realistic at all anyway, but the villain here looks as generic as I can imagine. I’m sure there’s more to the villainy here than the random robot we see but most of the supporting characters stand out in a not-so-good way. Still, pretty excited about the movie but not so much about the converted 3-D.
And the above poster is minimal and well-done as well. Trailer below.