Why SyFy, why? Why must you prove your critics right when you do things like this shameless Almighty Thor stunt. How do you go from high water mark programming like Battlestar Galactica, Eureka and Stargate SG-1 to crap like this? Oh, I understand it involves minimal risk to air a Thor movie on your network the same weekend a big budget blockbuster version is being released but your reputation suffers when you do such a craptastic job of it. The Almighty Thor airing tonight (Sat 5.06.11) is one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. It’s unwatchable. Not almost unwatchable, it is unwatchable. Thor with an Uzi? Check. Crappy looking Hammer? Check? Kevin freaking Nash as Odin? Check? Richard Greico as Loki? Check. How else could this movie fail? Did I mention Thor uses a freaking Uzi against Loki?
I tried watching this, really, watched the first painful 40 minutes, then randomly skipped ahead and, just wow. This movie’s idea of Asgard is a place with non-descript woods (in the off season) with no buildings. I’m not going to go into all of the things they got wrong here, let’s just say everything. I recently took part in a conference call with Cody Deal who plays Thor and while he’s a nice enough guy, he’s completely wrong for the role of Thor, don’t even get me started with Kevin Nash – and there’s a lot of him in the first 30 minutes.
The Hammer looked lame as heck, it was a cheap looking tree branch with a fake looking rock, literally, tied on top of it. How do you get Thor’s hammer wrong? That doesn’t require a lot of “special” effects or a big budget to create. Greico’s Loki was ridiculous, bad make up and the character was one-dimensional. Not sure what he was trying to do. Clearly it looked like he was having fun with it. Unfortunately I didn’t.
Just don’t bother watching this, it’s not even on the level of it’s so bad it’s good or camp. It’s just bad.
Final Grade F
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Originally posted 5.06.11