"Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011/Shout! Factory)" Review

Synopsis: The great halls of Asgard have fallen silent since a new king has overtaken the throne. His name is Loki, son of almighty Odin, brother to the Thunder God, Thor. Once a powerful trickster, the God of Mischief, Loki now rules a grand kingdom with little regard for its subjects. His only thoughts are focused inward, toward the origins of his own pain and suffering. To quell his torment and to gain the respect he feels he so rightfully deserves, Loki must now execute the prisoner chained deep within the dungeons of Asgard, the one man who has ever shown him love. His own brother.

 Review: This DVD is somewhat of a different experience than most anything I usually review because instead of being a film or TV show what we have here is a motion comic that is put into 4 chapters and comes in at about 60 minutes or so. I normally hate motion comics because they always seem to just have odd movements and just simply do nothing for me. Now in the case of Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers I can honestly say that I really enjoyed what they have done here. The animation does have a somewhat odd look to it but for some reason I really dig the look of it. Also I thoroughly enjoyed the absolutely beautiful artwork done on this DVD, it's the modern comic book look that reminds me somewhat of a Molly Hatchet album cover.
 Now I kinda wish they wouldn't of separated this into 4 parts and instead they should of just made it one longer single piece. Now if it would of been a way longer series than I could of seen doing it in chapters instead of a single piece, but I do see that they are trying to keep it just like the comic series from which this is from so I do get why they did it the way they did. Now I can't compare this really to any of the other motion comics because most of them I usually started and after a few minutes I would shut it off. Being a fan of Thor for my younger years I really enjoyed seeing this, now since I watched this I think I may go search for this series of comics as well as some of the other Marvel Knights comics.
 Now if you are not a fan of motion comics than I would say give this one a try but I can't guarantee you will dig this like I did. If you have never seen one but are interested in checking any of them out I say go for Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers first before you dive in, basically test the waters with this one first. Overall this was a pretty cool movie and I would recommend it to fans of Thor!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Joel Gibbs/Mark Cowart
Genre: Action/Motion Comic/Animation
DVD Release Year: 2011
Release Years: 2011
Time Length: Approx. 72 mins.
Company: Shout! Factory
Website: www.shoutfactory.com

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