…and, as soon as the trailer gets described, 24 hours later the Thor trailer debuts online via Yahoo Movies. If you checked out the Thor footage from Comic-Con back when that leaked, it’s pretty much the same thing except shorter with a few new bits here and there.
And I (still) like what I see. I dig that the Odin-son gets to do some hand-to-hand combat and show off that he’s good at hitting people even when he doesn’t have a hammer. It’s got Frost Giants and Idris Elba and at least one of the Warriors Three (Tadanobu Asano as Hogun). And there are some really great shots, too.
I wish the whole thing took place in Asgard (it looks like it has the same formula of EVERY superhero movie going back to Tim Burton’s Batman), but it’s got a hammer and gods and hitting, and that goes a long way. I imagine the initial reception of Flash Gordon (one of the greatest movies ever made) scares a lot of studios away from full-on off-world fantasy action. Then again, Lord of the Rings was huge. But, regardless: Thor. Awesome.
My favorite part remains the inclusion of The Destroyer — an enchanted suit of armor that, in the comics, was created by Odin and repeatedly hijacked by Loki. More importantly, it shoots lasers from its face.
What do you guys think?