As we eagerly await the Avengers movie, you can watch animated versions of Thor and Loki on Netflix.
There is much Marvel animation to be streamed on Netflix. Both Thor and his brother from another mother Loki are in the upcoming live action Avengers movie, but you can get a quick fix right now with Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, an animated tale of Norse demigod goodness. Watch the trailer at the top of this post.
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers is listed under “Dark, Imaginative” on Netflix, which typically indicates animation aimed at older kids or immature adults; in other words, it’s not considered little kid friendly. For the younger super hero fans in your house, Thor: Tales of Asgard is a better bet. Here’s a trailer.
Netflix has this one listed at ages 8 and up. As with all entertainment, if you want to be really sure, watch it yourself first without the kids. It’s a tough job, I know.
I’ve heard that a number of movie theaters are showing all of the Marvel flicks that led to this day unlike any other, finishing with a midnight showing of the Avengers movie. That’s a lot of movie watching. If I didn’t have kids, I might consider going, although I think I’d have to say nay. Too much time. That said, it would be fun to see all the movies in order. Remember that this story really did start with the first Iron Man in 2008, when Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury tells Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark that he’s been working on “the Avengers initiative.” It was a brief after the credits scene, but it shows that Marvel has been putting the team together for a long time now. Minor plot elements show up in The Incredible Hulk, more stuff happens in Iron Man 2, and major developments occur in Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. Thor is the film to see before seeing Avengers if you only have time for one. If you have the time, by all means, find a theater near you that’s doing a Marvel movie marathon, plop down with a pile of popcorn and geek out in glorious fashion.
More to come. We’re excited about the Avengers movie. Did we mention that?