I Am Thor

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  • 2015
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 7.0  (787)

"I Am Thor" is a documentary film released in 2015 chronically the life and times of Canadian rock star Jon Mikl Thor. The film is directed by Ryan Wise, and it follows Thor's career as a glam rock icon in the 1970s and 1980s, his disappearance from the music scene, and his unexpected and dramatic comeback in the 21st century. The film features interviews with various musicians and industry insiders, as well as a trove of archival footage of Thor's early tours and performances.

The movie begins by introducing Thor as a young man growing up in British Columbia, Canada, with a passion for music and performance. Thor formed his early bands in high school and developed his signature stage persona, which involved wearing armor and helmets and wielding a giant hammer. The film highlights Thor's early success in Vancouver as a part of the band Thor and the Imps, which eventually became simply "Thor."

As Thor's fame grows throughout Canada, he begins touring internationally in the mid-1970s, where he gained a significant following in the United States. Through interviews with former band members and tour managers, the movie provides a unique insight into the rigors of touring in the pre-internet age, with endless days spent on the road, playing night after night in clubs and bars across North America. This section of the film highlights Thor's incredible endurance and his dedication to his craft.

"I Am Thor" also delves into the challenges of being a rock musician in an era of changing musical tastes. By the early 1980s, Thor's bombastic style of hard rock was falling out of fashion, and he struggled to maintain his success. The film explores the painful origins of his decline, including disputes with record companies, management problems, and his own personal struggles with addiction. The film is honest in its portrayal of this dark period of Thor's life and the difficult choices he had to make.

After slipping out of the public eye for several years, Thor undergoes a dramatic personal transformation. He adopts a new, muscular physique and begins performing as a professional bodybuilder, winning contests all over the world. The documentary shows how Thor's renewed confidence as a performer shows his resilience, and eventual desire to return to music.

The movie's final act focuses on Thor's reemergence as a musician in the 21st century. It follows Thor as he works on his latest album and embarks on a new tour, giving rise to fascination among both hardcore fans and new admirers alike. Through interviews with music luminaries such as Motorhead's Lemmy and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, "I Am Thor" underscores Thor's enduring impact on the music industry.

Overall, "I Am Thor" is a captivating documentary that reflects the highs and lows of a remarkable musician's life. Through a combination of archival footage, interviews, and Thor's own performances, the film offers a compelling glimpse into the evolution of an iconic rock star. While it is a movie that will appeal most to Thor's fans, it is an engaging and thought-provoking film that will appeal to all viewers who appreciate a good story of triumph over adversity.

I Am Thor is a 2015 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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    1 hr 24 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (787)