Avengers Week Post #3: Brotherly Love
Thor and Loki grew up as best friend brothers, but jealousy tore them apart. Now Loki will stop at nothing to torment Thor and destroy everything he cares about. Thor, the god of thunder, often needs the assistance of the Avengers to defeat Loki’s mischief. If Loki were to defeat Thor, you’d be sure that he would make a mockery of him. That is exactly what THOR AND LOKI: BLOOD BROTHERS tells in its story.
On September 13, 2011, the motion comic was released. Based on the storyline “Loki” by Robert Rodi & Esad Ribic, this dvd comes in four chapters. First off, I’ll say this… I can watch just about anything and not get bored. Although the artwork in this motion comic was outstanding and should be commended for that alone, the story was very slow and bland.
Loki has beaten his brother and chained him in a dungeon. There are cameos by other Marvel entities such as: Hela, Karnila, Sif, Odin and Balder, but that does nothing to make the story flow. The concept is intruiging, and I’m sure that the original comic was spectacular, but to translate it into something you want to watch doesn’t work… at least for me. I could read the book a lot faster and be more interested. A few times I caught myself dozing off, and forced myself awake in the hopes that something would happen to spark my interest. There is almost no action at all, and while I don’t believe a story needs this, it needs at least some exciting script to go along with it.
Don’t get me wrong. If you are an artist, then I recommend checking this out for the talent put into it, but otherwise you should probably forgoe this one. If you are like me, and want this just to complete your collection of comic book dvds, then make sure you have a few cups of coffee before watching this snooze fest. I give it a whopping 3 stars out of 10.
Thor is played by Chris Hemsworth, and Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston in Marvel’s The Avengers movie.
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