Thor – RAGNAROK – 1 rst Trailer.Review and a few thoughts

 

I won’t lie, I was really hoping they would take a more serious tone with this trailer. Less GOTG, and more Shakespeare works much better for Thor. Thor was by no means the most popular of the comic characters when they did the first solo film. Kenneth Branagh brought a sense of regality to Thor(and Asgard in general) that helped make it so unique, and also one of my favourite marvel films to date.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a great franchise BUT it has a talking raccoon, so there is much room for levity and one liners.I felt like they took the dog and pony show from their trailers including neon 80’s graphics, 70’s and 80’s bands, and zippy one liners and placed them in here.To me it just doesn’t fit and feels very corporate rules(#34- if something works , replicate it  and squeeze until all the money been released).

The trailer itself was not bad. Cate Blachett as Hela is perfect. Very happy she was picked for this role. The imagery in the first 30 seconds of what she does to Mjolnir is very cool and sets a good tone for the movie. Jeff Goldblum looks fantastic as the Grandmaster .I hope Idris Alba has a greater role in this movie ,as I have always liked the character of Heimdall and his star has risen quite a bit since the first movie in 2011.

The main take away from this trailer is of course “Gladiator” Hulk. Not sure how they plan on getting from point A to Point B with that, but hoping they leave that back story for another film as it seems like a lot of story to cram in with the main story of Ragnarok. After B vs S, I’m very wary of ambitious storylines like that. Marvel should give it a 3 hour run time if they want to go that far in.

Movie is in Theatres Nov.3rd

 

 

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