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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

2011, regia di Mark Cowart, Joël Gibbs



Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Marvel Knights Animation - Distribuzione: Marvel Entertainment, Alive Vertrieb und Marketing - Soggetto: dalla graphic novel Loki di Robert Rodi ed Esad Ribic - Sceneggiatura: Robert Rodi - Animazione: Tyler Kakac - Formato: Color, animazione - Durata: 90' (ognuno dei 4 episodi dell'omonima miniserie tv: 18').

Voci: Jennifer Spriggs, Deborah Jane McKinely, David Blair, Elizabeth Diennet, Daniel Thorn, Katharine Chesterton, Ziggy McShane, Serena Merriman, Phoebe Stewart, Joe Teiger, Barney Townsend, James Hampshire, Rich Orlov.





Trama e commenti: - - - «Ispirata alla graphic novel Loki di Robert Rodi ed Esad Ribic, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers ci porta indietro nel tempo, nella lontana Asgard, terra incantata di dei nordici. Loki è costantemente deriso dal popolo degli asgardiani e viene considerato un semplice imbroglione e truffatore, che impallidisce di fronte alla magnificenza del fratellastro Thor, il più potente degli dei. Loki decide così di ribellarsi e di conquistare il trono di Asgard, imprigionando Thor, i fedeli compagni del dio del tuono e il suo patrigno Odino».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - - - - - «Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers has somewhat of a misleading title, one undoubtedly meant to lure in parents who think they're getting their kid that new superhero movie. While Thor is featured on the cover and in the title, he's barely in the story at all. It's a shame too, because the comic the animation is based on, Loki by Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, is quite good. It didn't affect my enjoyment of the movie much, but it is kind of sad to see that they felt the need to cram some extra Thor into that title. This is because the real star of the show is Loki, who has just taken over Asgard and has led Thor and their father Odin off in chains. He then proceeds to wander his new palace, flashing back to a series of vignettes of events in his past, ones that shaped him as a character and led him down this path. The story is solid, as I mentioned before, and it's definitely a lot better adaptation of the comic than I had expected when I heard about the title change. It's a big step up from the rest of the Marvel animated features that have been released lately, as fun as they are, and it's a one that older audiences will probably enjoy more. However, as great as the writing is, I'm just going to say it, the animation sucks. There's really no other way to put it. This is really no better than a motion comic, and the fact that they are selling it as a full-blown animation is a little bit wrong. While the art is oftentimes great, with some beautiful art pulled from the original panels by Esad Ribic. However, most of it moves like cheap, cardboard cutouts, and the bits that are "enhanced" with computer animation are even more distracting. Luckily though, while the visuals falter, the voice acting more than makes up. The actors provide some very convincing performances, adding a great weight to the characters and situations that we really haven't seen in any prior Marvel animations. Strange too, as according to reports, the cast was drawn from the Broadway theater, but under pseudonyms due to some strange contractual agreement. Overall, it's worth a watch simply for the story, accompanied by some very fine voice acting. And while I'd honestly recommend just picking up the comic miniseries, Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers is a fairly entertaining way of checking it out as well. Maybe not one that you'd rewatch too often, but probably worth a place on the shelf for any Marvel film aficionado. ...» (Ryan Matsunaga).

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