“THOR” TRAILER BRINGS THE THUNDER

UPDATE: Finally found an embeddable version. Enjoy.

I promised to post this trailer earlier today when it hit the Internetz, but I have yet to find an embeddable version, so for now head on over to Yahoo! for some beautiful HD Quicktime downloads. My impressions? I’m still mixed.

Much of this footage has been seen before, primarily in that San Diego Comic-con reel back in July. From a marketing standpoint, it seems like they are trying to emphasize the beefcake factor with lots of topless Chris Hemsworth shots, and de-emphasize the whole “Norse Mythology” thing. Speaking of which, the Asgard footage has me a bit concerned. It all comes across as a bit flat to me, and the Frost Giants don’t quite work.  That being said, there’s a lot here that does work: The Destroyer looks absolutely awesome; he’s note-perfect and looks like he’s directly lifted from the comics page. Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings are amazingly hot and always a plus, Anthony Hopkins looks all kinds of badass as Odin – but the true money shot, the “woah” moment – is the shot of Thor slamming is hammer down on the ground and seeing the Earth literally rend and crumble beneath his might. Awesome! Thor is in theaters Summer 2011.

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About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on December 10, 2010, in Trailers and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. looks promising…then again i also said that about ghost rider 😦

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