When the demon god Loki destroys the fortress of Valhalla and steals the Hammer of Invincibility, only the young hero Thor can protect Earth from Armageddon.
With all the buzz Thor has been getting, it is no surprise that Asylum (the company that bought us Sherlock Holmes fighting dinosaurs and THREE 2012 movies) has made a Thor rip-off.
This version features Cody Deal as Thor in his first starring role. Previously, Deal was a background centurion for a Las Vegas casino. One thing in his favor is the fact that he looks the part of a Norse warrior…well a pretty one at least. And from what little we actually see of his acting in the trailer, he seems competent and maybe more so. It is most apparent in the brief scene we see of Deal’s anguished shout after finding an injured Odin. Also, Thor uses a fucking Uzi! And that is pretty bad ass.
Speaking of Odin, who did they select to play the All-Father? Big Sexy Kevin “Diesel” Nash? Really? The other has Anthony Hopkins. And let’s face it, pro wrestlers do not have a good track record when it comes to becoming competent film actors.
The villain of the film, Loki, is played by Richard Grieco who is most well-known for his role as Dennis Booker from 21 Jump Street and Booker. He was barely in the trailer so I can’t tell how Grieco is going to play Loki besides making him look like a goth Chris Kattan.
I’m not expecting much from Almighty Thor which premieres May 7th at 9pm est on the SyFy channel. It looks like standard SyFy schlock with cheap looking special effects and B-list talent.
At least it can’t be worse than Sci Fi’s Thor: Hammer of the Gods. It’s a movie so bad that you’ll know it will suck a mere 10 seconds into the film, and after 20 seconds–when you find out they hired Zachary Bryan as Thor–you will shut it off. Possibly screaming in terror as you do so.