Deal, Kevin Nash, Patricia Velasquez, Richard Grieco
Director: Christopher Olen Ray
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Region: 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Studio: The Asylum Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
Run Time: 90 minutes
outfit The Asylum is better at creature features like
Mega Python vs. Gatoroid than they are
at ripping off Hollywood blockbusters such as Marvel’s
Thor in this case. For one there is no sense of
over-the-top fun. At one point evil villain Loki is busy destroying downtown
LA, but he doesn’t appear to be enjoying it at all. If you’re bringing an
end to Time and Life Itself TM then you might as well enjoy yourself I say .
That said Almighty Thor is still better than The Asylum’s previous
movie for the Syfy channel, namely the unwatchable
Battle of Los Angeles (not to be
confused with Battle: Los Angeles),
but that doesn’t however mean that isn’t almighty god-awful though (groan) .
The plot may ostensibly involve ancient Norse legends but the plot is the
Terminator rehashed in the back alleys of Los
Angeles. The Terminator is the trickster god Loki (played by Richard Grieco,
who belongs to the Bruce Willis acting school of smirking), and Patricia
Velasquez is Kyle Reese who has to protect Thor (newcomer Cody Deal) from
him. Yup, the Almighty Thor hides behind the skirt of a woman for most of
the movie’s running time. She also whups his ass at one point. Not very
godly or heroic that.
Despite this newcomer Cody Deal still comes off the best of the entire cast.
He certainly has the looks – he appears to be Owen Wilson and Tom Cruise’s
love child - and build for the role. His acting may not be great, but the
movie doesn’t give him – or anyone else in the cast - much to work with. But
at least he looks as if he might be a Hollywood star which is more than one
can say of the many has-beens The Asylum dredges up to appear in their
offerings. We’re looking at you here, Tiffany and Traci Lords . . .
In an interview with the Sci-Fi
Movie Page Deal admits that the entire movie was shot in 12 days – and
that with script rewrites going on! It shows. The plot meanders aimlessly
and sometimes even repeats itself. The budget was probably what the $150
million Thor spent on toilet
paper and it also shows: the special effects are particularly ghastly and
looks like something whipped up on a Commodore 64 . . .
It’s cheap and lousy, but worst of all it’s a bore.