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Thor At The Bus Stop (Indie GO!/VCI Entertainment DVD)


Picture: C-     Sound: C-     Extras: A     Main Program: C



Imagine Thor, the Norse God of lighting is sitting at the bus stop, waiting to fulfill his destiny and to save the world.  As he journeys in modern suburbia he knows his fate is to die fighting saving the world from Jormungand or better known as the Midgard Serpent, he wonders why is he dieing for a world that doesn't care anymore or much less know about his great deeds or sacrifice.  But what really annoys him is people noticing his height and mistaking him for a basketball player.  That is the premise of the odd comedy Thor At The Bus Stop.


As the people go about their daily routine, unaware there walks a God of Lighting in their midst.  The God randomly encounters/strikes down those who annoy him or is disrespectful with a bolt of lighting.  This starts a chain reaction between the various citizens, thieves, punks, reporters, cops and commoners to rethink their lives, but in the end, even after all the grief, misfortune and evil Thor sees and experiences he decides face his fate and the world is still worth saving and dying for.  That there are only 2 ways anyone can be, and only two... either you can be cool... or not.


After the recent Marvel release of their hit Thor feature film (unreviewed, but highly recommended on Blu-ray) like all the other mainstream popular movies there are always some parody knockoff movies, this film take the Thor legend and places him in modern pulp fiction among a white trash neighborhood, where everyone and anyone is living off another person by taking advantage of one another.  In the end it is the single faith and innocence of a young girl that convinces Thor that the Earth is worth saving, but whether this is funny or not is highly questionable.


Extras are much more entertaining and include a feature length commentary and making of the film, behind the scenes, interviews, gag reel, music videos and trailers.



-   Ricky Chiang


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