I Am Thor will take you back to the days when a heavy rock show was a true bombastic production with lights, pyro, loud music, and, in this case, a 260-pound weightlifting champion who could bend steel bars and blow up hot water bottles fronting the whole thing. There is nothing not to like about this, even with the cheesy factor set to stun.
With all the fun being had in I Am Thor, I think there could have been a much more detailed story told with the documentary. A kidnapping was mentioned in the story of I Am Thor, which seems crop-dusted in the greater spectrum of the film. I really would have loved to hear a lot more about that. There is also a sequence wherein one of his many backup bands quits mid-tour, stating that they were not being given what they were promised contractually.
Even though I did enjoy I Am Thor, I drew too many lines to other recent documentaries such as Last Days Here and Anvil! The Story of Anvil. The two previously mentioned documentaries packed a much harder kick in the stomach as far as an emotional response is concerned. No fists in the air or cheering from my living room for I Am Thor, unfortunately.
Share the thunder.
-Scott W. Lambert