Back in 2001, Film-maker Ryan Wise set out to document the comeback of Jon Mikl Thor, a body-building, cod-piece wearing, steel-bending, brick- smashing, force of pure ROCK!.
After the weight-lifting, Jon worked a stint as one of the infamous Naked Waiter’s and was doing great, until, how do I say it?.. the equivalent of Dirk Diggler got hired and all the attention shifted to him – leaving Jon yesterday’s news. He also worked as a showman in Vegas but thankfully that also didn’t work out, as Jon’s true calling was to be on stage with his theatrical rock band Thor.
The film has a little bit of the classics, Spinal Tap and Anvil. We follow Jon through the thick and the thin, the ups and down, and no matter what gets thrown at him, Jon tackles everything with the up-most enthusiasm.
You want Jon to do well, he is a role model to any music fan, or anyone who is thinking about giving up their dream. You can’t keep this man down, and he is a truly inspirational human being. You to have total respect for someone who gives the same energy to no matter what crowd he is playing to – be it a venue with a crowd of six, or a rock festival in Sweden. He gives it his all, loves his fans, and deserves to reach that platinum selling album status that he has longed for.
Jon no longer has the buff physique that made the ladies drop like flies back in the day. In his prime he reminded me of Dolph Lundgren from Masters Of The Universe. That don’t stop him though, Jon still suits up back stage, put on the Thor costume (as tiring as it is) and gives his audience a show like no other.
His stage shows are just as energetic as they were years ago. No matter if you’re a fan of his music or not you’ll still bare witness to something very original and hugely entertaining . One of Jon’s specialities is the ability to blow-up a hot water bottle as if it was a balloon at a kids birthday – yes, it sounds a little silly, and it is….but it’s very impressive (I have a blue hot water bottle and I have been looking at the fucker since yesterday thinking, “I got you”…to be continued).
I Am Thor is funny, and most of all, heart-warming – yes this is expected as it’s a Rockumentary that focuses on the struggles of a musician that won’t stop until he achieves his goal, but it seems very genuine, and Jon seems like one of the most down-to-earth guys that one could ever hope to meet.
I Am Thor hits select theatres and VOD in the U.S on November 20th
11.20.15 PORTLAND, OR at Hollywood Theatre – TICKETS
11.20.15 ATLANTA, GA at Plaza Theatre – TICKETS
11.20.15 BROOKLYN, NY at NITEHAWK – TICKETS
11.21.15 BROOKLYN, NY at NITEHAWK – THOR IN ATTENDANCE – TICKETS
11.21.15 SCHENECTADY, NY at PROCTORS – TICKETS
11.22.15 BROOKLYN, NY at Saint Vitus Bar – SCREENING + LIVE PERFORMANCE – TICKETS
11.27.15 PHOENIX, AR at FilmBar – TICKETS
11.29.15 PHOENIX, AR at FilmBar – TICKETS
12.04.15 COLUMBUS, OH at Gateway Film Centre – TICKETS
AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR READING.