Inspired by the graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, the great halls of Asgard have fallen silent since Loki has overtaken the throne. Loki is a powerful trickster - known as the God of Mischief - and he rules his kingdom with little regard for his subjects. Loki is also tormented, unable to get the respect he feels he deserves, and he feels the only way to make his suffering stop is to execute his own brother - Thor.
Both my DH and I are huge comic book geeks, and Marvel's Thor series has always been one of my personal favorites. The cover artwork, and the inside cover graphics are absolutely phenomenal! That being said, if you are not a fan of comics and the Thor series in general, you'll want to skip over this release. This isn't traditional cartoon animation - for the uninitiated, motion comics are comic panels that have a soundtrack with music and words, and the panels are sometimes zoomed in and moved around as the talking continues on. Even some die-hard comic book fans find this boring, so don't expect older kids to be entertained by it. Also, the DVD does center more on Loki, not Thor. My only grumble is that once again, I would really like to see this title released onto Blu-Ray.
The DVD does have some nice special features - included is the trailer for the movie, as well as a behind the scenes look at Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers. There is also an exclusive look back with the writer and artist of the graphic novel, Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, respectively.
While the DVD itself is not rated, it does feature violence and it is not appropriate for the younger crowd.
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13th, 2011. Widescreen format, it is not rated (see above), and has a total running time of 72 minutes long. The suggested retail price is $14.97, but Amazon has it available on pre-order for $10.99 as of this posting.
I received a copy of this DVD in order to share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.