Thor: Tales of Asgard (Blu-Ray/DVD)
I'm guessing a lot of Sunday Young Post readers have already seen the new Marvel blockbuster movie Thor and were thoroughly impressed. I was. If you're hungering for more of the Norse god, the new, animated, direct-to-video Thor: Tales of Asgard may satisfy.
The show is set during Thor's teenage years, before he becomes the god of thunder and lighting, roaming the skies carrying his hammer, the mighty Mjolnir. The arrogant, petulant and spoiled Thor is dismayed to find that his warrior prowess may not be as impressive he thinks.
Confronted by the truth that his trainers (Asgard's most elite soldiers) have been handling him with kid gloves, Thor goes on a quest to search for the legendary Lost Sword of Surtur in Jotunheim. Journeying with him to the land of the frost giants is his brother Loki and the Warriors Three: Volstagg, Hogun, and Fandral.
This tie-in to the mega blockbuster movie does a half-decent job of expanding the Thor mythology, and has some special features. However, a half-decent job doesn't really cut it given the quality of both animation and storytelling in most DC Universe animations. This animated Thor feature is worth a watch - but only one.
Thor: Tales of Asgard is available at HMV for HK$175 (DVD) or HK$245 (Blu-Ray/DVD combo).
Trailers for the film can be seen at www.marvel.com.