New ‘Thor’ TV Spots Feature Thunder God Action

Published 4 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 8:24 am,

Thor Movie Header New Thor TV Spots Feature Thunder God Action

Considering the span of my life that’s been dedicated to covering the development of Marvel’s Thor from page to screen, it’s almost surreal to think that there’s little more than a month left until The God of Thunder slings his mystical hammer across the big screen.

At this point, after multiple trailers, images, and posters, promotional materials for the film are edging dangerously close to “showing too much” territory, but the new Thor TV spots we have for you today walk that line tightly enough to give us a peek at some of the bigger action sequences in the film, without blowing all the cool parts of the movie before we have a chance to see it.

For those who don’t know, here’s the storyline for the movie adaptation of Thor :

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, ‘Thor’, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that 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.

Up until now, the Thor trailers have primarily focused on the story behind The God of Thunder’s banishment from Asgard, his time on Earth and relationship with Portman’s Jane Foster, thereby providing audiences who aren’t familiar with the source material a more grounded and realistic introduction to this character and his story. (As well as giving the filmmakers time to polish the visual F/X.) However, we comic book fans want to know about something much more important: the action!

Well, in these new TV spots you’ll see Thor in the heat of battle. You’ll also get quick glimpses of how his mystical hammer, Mjolnir, looks onscreen, complete with its mystical powers at work (flight, thunder, responding to Thor’s mental commands).

Check out the new Thor TV Spots below, courtesy of The Movie Box:

These TV spots clearly display why Marvel chose to convert Thor to 3D. However, even with sequences like POV shots of Mjolnir knocking down frost giants like ducks in a row, or Thor summoning a massive vortex to battle The Destroyer armor, I’m not certain that this film is going to offer the sort of visuals that are deserving of the 3D ticket price. I’m not knocking the film, but after the experience of Clash of the Titans‘ abysmal 3D post-conversion debacle, I’m pretty much skeptical about ANY film where a 3D format was added on as an afterthought. For my money, Thor will be perfectly fine in regular old 2D.

Thor storms theaters (2D and 3D) on May 6th.

Source: The Movie Box

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  1. Both spots look terrific

  2. Is he gonna fly or what?

    • he was flying in the first one. and theres no way im watching this in 3d i want the true theatric experience. and 3d is for a differnt kind of movie

  3. I love how Thor’s metal sleeves piece themselves together after he catches Mjolnir.

  4. bring it!

  5. Each time I see something new I get more excited about this. Looks great.

  6. The movie is looking great so far.

  7. I will say that at least Thor has a good personality and obviously a sense of humor which seems absent in so moany of the other “Super Hero” movies. Lets see if the action is more than the few scenes in the trailers.

    • I agree. Especially Spider-Man. He of all people…. no… heroes should have been a sarcastic little bugger but we only got a glimpse of that in the first movie.

  8. Who is that jumping off the building onto the back of the Destroyer at about 19 sec. in the 2nd video? It didn’t look like Thor.
    I don’t know… maybe it is.

    • I agree with you, doesn’t look like Thor. More like a monk type of character (little armor, loose pants). Could it be one of the Warrior’s Three? I’m not extremely familiar with the comics so I’m not the best source.

      • I think it’s Sif

        • It is Sif :)

  9. this movie looks absolutely epic. i am so utterly impressed that i can’t contain my excitement.

  10. Love it mates…I love it.

  11. Wow, that’s better than “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”! Go Mjolnir! Bet he didn’t get that hammer from the “Helpful Hardware Man”!~

  12. Im really digging on the whole tonal aspect of what Ive seen so far. The lighting seems to have quite a fantastical quality to it, so to speak, that seems refreshing. I guess in other words, looks awesome!

  13. THIS LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!…… no i’m only kidding lol. There isn’t one negative comment yet which is rare. I’m sure they’ll come though. At any rate, it looks great. Kofi, I’m definitely with you on the 3D thing. Will Avengers be 3D? Has there been talk on that yet?

  14. I would kill someone for it to be May 6th.

  15. Woohoo :)

  16. This does look great, I can’t wait. I just wish him catching his hammer didn’t just look like a reveral of him throwing it…..maybe I am just being nitpicky though.

  17. I didn’t watch any of these spots because I don’t need to see anymore; I’m sold! If this movie is as awesome as I’m hoping it is, I will go see this twice, once in 2D and then in 3D because I want the suits to know this is how a superhero movie is suppose to be done.

    • ^^ I agree Kahless. And trust me, don’t watch them. You don’t need to. Wish I hadn’t. Can’t wait to see it.

  18. Does anyone else hate 3-D as much as I do. It ruins the movie for me by destroying the clarity, and besides, it doesn’t make the movie any more real. In fact it reminds me that I’m watching a movie and takes me right out of the moment. The only good thing is that people are less likely to text during the film. That’s the only beef I have with this movie.

  19. this looks awesome