The movie Thor had some insane visuals, but one of the scenes that got the biggest cheer is when Thor got his hammer and wasted the Destroyer armor.
One of the storyboard artists on the film was Federico D’Alessandro (I Am Legend, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger) and he has a storyboard on his website I had to share.
Here's the scene if you haven't seen it. Prepare to be amazed.
This is the scene from the script dated 03-26-10
Clad in his full battle armor, holding Mjolnir in his hand -- the God of Thunder once more.
Thor kneels, brings Mjolnir down onto the ground.
Lightning strikes the Destroyer. It convulses.
Thor swings Mjolnir around, takes off straight up into the air, as the Destroyer gets back on its feet and looks up at the Thunder God. Storm clouds gather around Thor as he summons gale force winds.
Debris from the battle begins to rise up into the sky. The Destroyer stays there, kept grounded by its massive weight. It lifts its head up at the Thunder God, opens its faceplate, locks it in place, unleashes its blast. Thor dives downwards straight at it, with Mjolnir before him.
Mjolnir collides with the Destroyer's fiery energy blast, overpowering it, pushing it back, forcing it downwards at the Destroyer. Thor jams his hammer deep into the Destroyer's faceplate. The fiery energy within the creature builds up and EXPLODES within him, firing out of all his openings.
Thor smashes the Destroyer to the ground in a tremendous heap, the fiery energy within it extinguished forever. Thor pulls Mjolnir from its faceplate, walks away from its lifeless carcass. As he does, the other objects and debris pulled into the air by the gale winds drop down from the skies, around the Destroyer, burying it.
Amazing stuff.I actually prefer the way it was boarded since we get a side shot and a full view of the hammer just plowing through the armor.
See more of Federico D’Alessandro's portfolio at thefilmartist.com.
What do you think of the storyboards?