Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


#201

Loved the movie. Genuinely funny.

I would agree that showing the hulk ahead of time diminished the impact in the film. The champion, my champion… I know it is the Hulk movie, it has been in like 100 trailers.

Would have been a fun surprise, but it was ruined by the trailers.

Movie itself was awesome, felt loose and casual, they let Hemsworth be funny, Valkyrie was cool, Hela was a scenery chewing smokey eyed force, but in a fun way.

Loved it. Favorite Marvel movie since GOTG 2.


#202

I had managed to not see any of the trailers and I was actually thinking that the champion would be Champion who in the comics is one of the Elders of the Universe.

Amazon.ca had the Thor Visionaires: Simonson e-copies on dirt cheap and I picked them up as well.


#203

I somehow managed to go into Predator blind all those years ago. I thought it was just another Arnold military action movie (I rented it), and wen a fucking alien showed up it blew my mind.

Same thing with From Dusk Til Dawn. It was on cable, I caught it like 10 minutes into the movie. I thought it was just another Tarantino crime movie with overwrought dialogue. Then fucking vampires attacked and I was stunned, and so happy.

It would have been good to get surprised by Hulk, but I don’t know how you do that with a movie this high profile.


#204

Wow that’s big talk, Jon. You’re telling us that it’s your absolute favorite of…two movies?

;)


#205

I remember the '80s. “Hey, I hear they’re doing a remake of The Fly. Let’s go see it!” Then you go in, having seen maybe one poster for the movie and thinking it’s a straight-up remake of the original: “HOLY SHIT!” God bless Cronenberg!


#206

It’s his favorite marvel movie since the last marvel movie!


#207

I predict Black Panther will be my favorite Marvel movie since Ragnarok.


#208

#209

Black Panther does’t look very humorous at all, but it does look incredibly awesome… and different.


#210

TO be fair GOTG 2 was my favorite since GOTG 1


#211

I kind of want to disagree with you, because there have been any number of very good films, but ultimately I think I’m going to join you here.

The whimsical sci fi adventure through absolutely absurd locales? Very, very, VERY much my thing.


#212

Exactly.


#213

The Willy Wonka call-out sealed it.


#214

Generally loved the movie, but had a few points of annoyance:

Hulk’s…sentience? The banter was often funny, and sometimes even cute(Hey little girl), but this felt way too far out of character for me. I get that it’s hard to cast a rage-monster as a part of a team, but that’s supposed to be the characters flaw - it’d be like if superman only got a mild rash from kryptonite now. And maybe that’s the thing, because i think you could do this movie with Hulk, the rage monster, but it’d be far less funny and way more dramatic. For instance, lets say if Hulk was being captured/contained/controlled by force-fields, and that is why he’s been Hulk for two years, because the only time he gets out of the hulk-sized bubble of a force field prison is when he gets put into the arena(where the stands are protected by the same force energy), and so Hulk is absolutely near ape-shit mad whenever he is released.
Thor incapacitated by electricity?
Campiness of some of the costumes and sets - that valkyrie costume could’ve been right at home in west’s batman

Still, these are just little nitpicks mostly


#215

The Hulk has actually generally not been written as an out-of-control rage monster. That was really only the characterization in the 1970s, around the time of Lou Ferrigno TV show, so it has over-weighted prominence in pop culture. In the 60s Hulk was initially more of a Jekyll/Hyde character, and for most of the time since 1982 or so he’s been written as intelligent, although changing characterization has become part of his schtick.


#216

But isn’t how he’s written in the context of the Marvel movies? That’s what seemed out of place to me. I don’t doubt there are comics versions of Hulk that are perfectly consistent with Thor 3 – Planet Hulk, I presume – but this didn’t seem like the Hulk from the Joss Whedon movies.

-Tom


#217

It could be that we normally see Hulk in the movies immediately upon his change, and his changing back to Bruce after a period of Hulk Smash. Maybe he’s angry partly from being suppressed all the time.

Perhaps if he stayed longer in Hulk form he has more time to adjust to a new baseline but does not revert onto Bruce, he is more stable and less of a rage monster.


#218

I don’t know the right words, this movie is a “Home run”, when the dude in the thing kick the ball and the ball fly outside the field, so is win for the team.

They really made a hilarious intense movie. Bravo!.


#219

I always knew Tei was really Tom in disguise. :)


#220

Go sporting team!

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