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Thor trailer online

Thor.jpgThe trailer for Thor has arrived online and there are elements of just about everything in there. You can see some of the Kenneth Branagh influence from the shots of Thor and his home before he's banished, and after he is we're into a big superhero film with what looks like plenty of action.

Couple of things I am unsure about though lie in the 3D department, I mean there are a number of shots where we see things coming right at the camera, sometimes facing it head on, something that can be seen from the screen captures that follow.

Thor tells the story of, well we should all know the character of Thor, and if you don't here's the blurb to help you out.

Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Kenneth Branagh directs this fantasy epic which stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as the ancient Norse god, Tom Hiddleston as his evil brother Loki, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a young woman who befriends Thor on Earth, and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Thor's father and king of Asgard.

Actually it doesn't tell us who Thor is. You must remember him with his winged helmet and hammer that conjured lightning and carried immense powers.

Who would have imagined that Kenneth Branagh would have directed a superhero film, but if there was one he would direct it would be one about fabled Norse gods. Behind the camera there's a strong cast, and from what we can see on screen so far it looks action packed and visually rich.

I guess there are a couple of concerns, and you can see them in the screen captures below, the 3D element.

You see there are a number of the 3D direct to camera shots that are blatant and stand out screaming “hey look, this is 3D”, and any time that happens in a film I'm usually ripped right out of there, thinking “oh look that's 3D” and not “wow I'm immersed in this film”.

Look at the shot of the big bad robot getting his eyes ready to fire, staring right at the screen. Then there's the glowing eyes man thrusting his sword right at you. It's almost as bad as the final shot of the trailer with the title “in 3D” that then explodes into pieces flying at the camera with one big block flying right at you.

Ouch. Anyway, apart from that the trailer looks great and some of the images visually exciting. Could Thor be the next big superhero film? Could Branagh really pull this off?

You can see for yourself with the trailer over at Yahoo Movies or right here:

Chris Hemsworth looks great as Thor and Tom Hiddleston looks great as the darker Loki.




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