In case you missed it, the "Thor" trailer is officially online. Go on, go check it out if you haven't yet. We'll still be here when you get back.
So, what did you think? Speaking on behalf of Team Splash Page, it's already looking like Marvel Studios has another electrifying success on its hands, if this first trailer is any indication. There's so much action-packed awesomeness jammed into the trailer's two-and-a-half minute runtime that it's hard to narrow down our favorite moments, but heck, let's give it a go.
After the jump, check out our favorite moments from the "Thor" trailer!
Home Sweet Home
Those of you wondering how "Thor" would handle the scenes set in Asgard, wonder no more. Near the top of the trailer, viewers are treated to a beautiful shot of the majestic kingdom. It's a vast landscape that gives the equally awe-inspiring Oa from "Green Lantern" a run for its money.
Thor has no shortage of foes to battle his way through, not the least of whom is the Destroyer. Effectively an enchanted suit of armor sent by Loki to destroy his half-brother, the Destroyer is bound to live up to its name when "Thor" heads into theaters next year.
Who are those mysterious creatures that Thor, Sif and the Warriors Three are battling throughout the trailer? Smart money says that they're the Frost Giants, or some other Asgardian creature. Regardless, it's cool to see that "Thor" is fully embracing its fantasy elements.
In addition to its mythical setting, "Thor" spends plenty of time on Earth, and the scenes set in New Mexico appear just as riveting as the ones set in Asgard. Plus, if you were looking for definitive proof that Thor and Jane Foster would emerge as a romantic pairing, I think this screenshot more than does the trick!
Of everyone in Thor's extensive rogues gallery, there's nobody deadlier than his mischievous half-brother Loki. The trickster god is at his worst when manipulating others into doing his bidding, but based on the action scene at the end of the trailer, it looks like he's more than capable of holding his own in a one-on-one match against Thor.
The number one thing we're taking away from this trailer isn't the amazing action sequences, nor is it the special effects. It's Chris Hemsworth himself, the Australian actor responsible for playing the title character. With a relatively small body of work under his belt, Hemsworth was something of an unknown quantity going into "Thor." Now, there's little doubt in our minds that the right man was selected for the job.