Epic Rap Battles of History Review: 'Zeus vs. Thor'

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Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4, "Zeus vs. Thor" takes the series to a new medium. Featuring animated Lego characters, the installment features two figures from ancient mythology battling in a clash of gods-turned-emcees.

Epic Rap Battles of History Season 4 has started with some inspired ideas. And it's clear that creators NicePeter and EpicLloyd thought about fresh directions for the series after the conclusion of Season 3; stop motion animation is the most inspired twist on the series to date.

The building block characters move with surprising expression, and the sets behind both deities are cartoonish recreations of their divine abodes.

But the best part of the battle is the wordplay, and it carries the video that lacks the live action antics of Lloyd and Peter.

The lines spewed back and forth between Zeus and Thor would reduce even the most well versed religious scholar to hysterics; the jokes feature obscure references and perfectly placed puns.

Lloyd voices Thor, and among his lines are gems such as: "I get Norse," "Valhalla at your boy," and "I Ragnarok the house."

Peter voices Zeus, and his best lines are, "rhymes colder than the frosty balls of your giants" and "MC Hammer just got struck twice by greased lightning."

There are, however, enough pop-culture references to make you laugh if you aren't familiar with ancient mythology; Lloyd jokes about Thor having a relationship with Natalie Portman, who played the Norse god's love interest in the film based on the Marvel Comic.

In addition, Peter references Usain Bolt.

The lyrical content of "Zeus vs. Thor" fuses different sides of the characters into one cohesive package.

There's enough to make someone well read in ancient mythology laugh, but its clever wordplay and pop culture references can appeal to the overall populace.

You can watch "Zeus vs. Thor" here.