How did I miss this (it’s from two years ago)? This is hysterical. Also, this is fun. I think better of every actor who did this, because they must have made the nights of every person lucky enough to be there.
This is one of Screen Junkies’ better ones.
This is more of a teaser I think than anything else: I think that they want to see how people will react to
Jeff Goldblum The Grandmaster moving in with Darryl. I’ll be honest; it was this series of Thor/Darryl shorts that first gave me some hope that Thor: Ragnarok Would Not Suck. And clearly the only way that they could get Jeff Goldblum to do this series at this point would be because he wanted to, so I have hopes that we’ll see more of them.
Short version: excellently silly.
Slightly longer version: It Did Not Suck. The movie was legit funny, and managed to walk the line of having Thor being the subject of comedy without turning him into a buffoon. The color palette and musical accompaniment was everything that you’d expect from a Silver Age Marvel-inspired movie, and it generally worked. It also cleared the decks for future films, and I will not say anything further because spoilers. A day may come when a MCU movie blows out both engines, and starts tumbling back down the gravity well to a fiery immolation and the destruction of the franchise — but it is not this day.
PS: Everybody in the movie had a blast playing their parts. You could tell.
It’s funnier and prettier than most of the other Marvel movies, having figured out that adopting the visual palette of Frank Frazetta’s glossy swords n’ monsters n’ muscles fantasy paintings — rather than trying to cross that uncanny valley into photorealism — is a good way to make the wall-to-wall CGI less fatiguing. Half the frames in this film would look right at home airbrushed on the side of a 1978 Ford Econoline “shaggin’ wagon” van, which would almost certainly be blasting Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” a vintage headbanger that the Thor 3 soundtrack Ragna-rocks twice. (I am getting choked up thinking about all the 10-year-olds who will see this thing and shortly thereafter download their very first Led Zep.)
I remember my first Led Zep cassette. I’d like to go back to that moment, too. It’s a magical place.
I got sent this via email: it’s not really a final trailer so much as it’s some new footage thrown into the old trailer footage and look, Thor: Ragnarok is apparently going to be good, OK? The critics are so far loving it and it’s made $107+ million foreign already before the American release. I think that we are actually gonna get the comic love letter to old-school Marvel and Led Zeppelin that we were promised.
At least, that’s what the international trailer is telling me.
Via ComingSoon. I persist in having an irrational hope for this one. It looks like it’s gonna be evocative of 1970s metal with heavy comic elements, which is good. Kind of heavy metal, in other words — and in both senses of the term. Plus, hey, magic stuff that might even justify going to see it in 3D.
According to [Director Taika Waititi], 80 percent of Thor: Ragnarok was improvised, or ad-libbed.
“My style of working is I’ll often be behind the camera, or right next to the camera yelling words at people, like, ‘Say this, say this! Say it this way!'” he said. “I’ll straight-up give Anthony Hopkins a line reading. I don’t care.”
I’m not gonna lie. This trailer brings me back to my teenage years, when I was listening to Led Zeppelin more or less constantly. This is not a bad thing for Thor: Ragnarok, particularly since it wants to tap into that “Wouldn’t it be cool if they could make movies that really looked like the comic books?” Well, guess what, my droogies: it turns out that they can, and it is.