Marvel Studios may be the powerhouse at the cinema these days but it’s animation department has been trailing behind the excellent work from rival D.C. Comics for years. The trend has finally been reversed with the release of Thor: Tales of Asgard a handsomely drawn animated tale with enough subtle adult humor to keep the attention of even the most casual of fans. This straightforward tale is full of action and moves briskly through it’s brief (for a feature) seventy minute running-time.
After discovering that his daily training sessions with the army have been fixed in his favor, spoiled prince Thor and his brother Loki stow away aboard a ship traveling to the nine realms. In search of the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur. Aided by the ‘Warriors Three’ the companions set out on a deadly quest that instigates a war between the Frost Monsters and the kingdom of Odin.
This eight collaboration between Lionsgate and Marvel has finally produced a feature worth viewing. Never meandering or condescending this surprisingly enjoyable animated film is recommend for superhero aficionados of all ages.
Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell
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