"Thor: Tales of Asgard": More Sound than Fury or Mightier Than Mjolnir?
Toonzone News and the Marvel Animation Age have teamed up to present two reviews on Thor: Tales of Asgard, the last direct-to-video animated movie from Marvel/Lionsgate:
Christopher Glennon: I Was a Teenage Thunder God
Thor is a hot property right now, and it’s about freakin’ time if you ask me. He’s been a Marvel Comics heavy-hitter since he was created (well, adapted, from Norse myth) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in the 60s, but he hasn’t seen a whole lot of play outside comics until recently. But now the live action Thor movie is creating a storm in theatres while Thor is a main character on The Super Hero Squad Show and Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Previously, the closest he’d come to getting his own DTV was when he co-starred in Hulk Vs. Thor, so the next natural step was to give him his own animated movie.
James Harvey: Mighty Adventure Worth the Wait
And here we are…the last Marvel direct-to-video animated feature for the time being. Well, actually, that’s not 100% true. While Thor: Tales of Asgard is the final animated film released in the eight-picture Marvel Animation/Lionsgate Entertainment deal, it is not the last one produced. This is the seventh production, with last year’s Planet Hulk the actual final film completed between the two studios. Thor: Tales of Asgard has been on the shelves waiting for release for over eighteen months, give or take, and it’s now seeing the light of day thanks to the big-screen, live-action Thor feature. And, surprisingly, the two films kind of compliment each other nicely. Looks like Lionsgate Home Entertainment made the right choice in holding on to this film. And, I gotta say, Thor: Tales of Asgard is worth the wait.