IN REVIEW: MARVEL’S WHAT IF…? (S1 – EP7) What If… Thor Were an Only Child?

Thor, who never learned to be a good hero, throws an out-of-control intergalactic party on Earth.

Synopsis: In What if… Thor Were an Only Child? Thor, who never learned to be a good hero, throws an out-of-control intergalactic party on Earth.


The Story

This week sees What If…? move to a more comedic feel as we are given an alternative take on Thor. In this new version of events. Thor grows up an only child and does not have Loki to help shape him into the hero that we all know and love. Instead, we get to see the great god of thunder as the ultimate party animal and this week’s venue of choice is Midgard aka Earth. During his visit. Our party-animal meets Jane Foster and falls in love like in the original origin film. But he also trashes half the planet with his massive entourage, which includes some Marvel favorites.

In fact, things get so out of hand that S.H.I.E.L.D. under the command of Maria Hill winds up calling upon the services of Captain Marvel to sort things out.


Voice Acting

As with previous weeks. Most live-action actors have been able to lend their voices to their respective roles with a few exceptions. Luckily enough. This week’s saw a majority of the Thor cast voicing their parts. Chris Hemsworth plays it for laughs with the titular character and the scenes where he is wooing Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) are quite fun.

However, it didn’t really get interesting until the arrival of Captain Marvel who is voiced by Alexandra Daniels as Bree Larson was not available. I loved Captain Marvel’s introductory scene and the excitement that comes from Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) at meeting her. Also, seeing Captain Marvel and Thor slug it out while simultaneously destroying some pretty prominent landmarks was a hoot.



This was some light relief after the past few weeks of fairly epic episodes. And while this isn’t the best story we have seen. It is certainly one of the more fun ones.

MARVEL’S WHAT IF…? (S1 – EP7) What If... Thor Were an Only Child?
  • Story
  • Voice Acting
  • Animation
  • Incidental Music

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