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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011/Marvel Knights Animation/Shout Factory DVD)


Picture: B-†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: D†††† Feature: C+



The great halls of Asgard are under a dark shroud when Loki emerges victoriously as the new ruler of Asgard. His greatest foe has been defeated and now lies in chains beneath his feet, Thor, his brother, but Loki has little time to rejoice.His new found position demands him to command his new subjects and over see midgard, but whispers of sedition and rebellion finds the way to Loki's ears, of those who resist him, that he is not fit to rule. Now Loki must silence those tongues the with only way he know how, by executing his greatest rival, Thor as an example in Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers.


Dark times have fallen over Asgard when a God to Tricks, Lies and Mischief takes the throne, but even now as king of the Gods, Loki finds no joy in his victory, that even with all his enemies defeated, he can not rule over their spirits. Pockets of resistance still stand against him and he hears them laugh at him from the shadows. Lady Sif scorns at Loki's rule, claiming the only reason he rules is because he only wanted to beat his brother Thor; that he is a false ruler, and he will never become a true king. He may rule Asgard and its citizens, but he will never rule their hearts. But even more chilling to Loki is Balder's cryptic prophecy, that his rule is destined to end, and he cannot escape this fate...


Based on Marvel Comicís print miniseries of the two brother Gods who fighting one another for control of the heavens, this story is about when the evil triumphs over good. That even a king of the Gods finds his position vexing, when Loki was the God of Mischief he never had to worry about repercussions, but now with a kingdom to rule he find responsibility a burden. The artwork was beautiful, the characters faces looked pale and thin (and reminded me of Gollum) and movements of the characters moved like puppets. The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is not bad, but this is not full animation either, while the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 is not bad.Extras include exclusive with writer Robert Rudi and artist Sad Rubik, behind the scenes of the film, and trailers.



-†† Ricky Chiang


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