I attended an early, complimentary screening of THOR Ragnarok in order to share the upcoming film with you. No other compensation was received, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links may be used.
Thor fever is in full force! I’m drooling and ready to rush into theatres for any Thor movie, merchandise is lining the shelves and The Avengers were some of the hottest topics at D23 this summer. I even saw a kid at school wearing a full kid’s Thor Ragnarok Costume and wondered if he knew why the costume was the way it was… there are so many subtle reminders of the movie’s events that I’ll detail for you here! Speaking of which, you can purchase advance tickets or line up with your popcorn to see THOR: Ragnarok on Friday, November 3rd, 2017, at a theatre near you. As you gather your snacks and drinks, make sure you keep your eyes and ears open for these five elements that set THOR: Ragnarok apart.
Humor and Witty Banter
THOR Ragnarok watches so much like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie for the humor. Thor’s films have always had a tinge of humor as the Prince of Asgard acclimates to Earth’s culture. The humor ramps up with unexpected jokes and extremely witty banter with the addition of The Hulk and Dr. Bruce Banner. Count on extreme giggles whenever The Grand Master, played by Jeff Goldblum, is on screen, but you may want to screen this film before you bring along your littlest Avengers. There is a very quick joke about orgies, and The Grand Master pokes fun at Thor’s homeworld by calling it “ASSgard”, but the heroes don’t really catch on. The Hulk and Thor’s banter is tame, but super funny, as they are akin to disgruntled roommates as each tries to out-tough the other.
“Instead of running away from my problems, I run towards them. That’s what makes a hero.” – THOR. I couldn’t get this quote out of my head, and kept repeating it to myself during the movie in order to lock it into my brain. There’s a lot of adversity in this film, as Thor, Banner, and Scrapper 142 all have lingering problems they either have to live with or deal with. Thor never loses his drive to solve the problems, enlist his friends and find new ways out… that’s a true hero!
The New Team
The new team in THOR: Ragnarok is a combination of characters we know well and strong, new females. Check out the teaser trailer below to Meet “The Revengers!”
Strong Female Characters
Remember those strong female characters I just mentioned? You can find two of them in Thor Rangnarok: Scrapper 142 and Hela. Scrapper was a Valkyrie on Asgard that left due to circumstances I won’t spoil for you, and Hela is….. well you’ll just have to see if you don’t want a spoiler here, too! Both women are fierce, known their mind and are deliciously strong. My own son loves the Dark Side of Star Wars, so if your little Asgardian loves to pretend bad, she’ll love Hela with her branchy headgear!
This PSA clip from Cate Blanchett is really cute…. You can be ANYTHING you want to be!
A “Clippy” Cameo
Of course, our beloved Stan Lee makes a cameo in Thor Rangnarok, but he takes more of a cutting-edge role in the plot. His clip combs through the early part of the movie in a style we haven’t seen before, but it’s a sure cut above the rest. Thor’s hairy situation has fringe benefits with Lee’s one-liner, leaving audiences bobbing with laughter at this one pageboy.
Aside from Stan Lee’s one-liner, this un-necessary plot element made me laugh so hard. Keep your eyes peeled for a bright blue button within a spaceship because the following antics made me giggle offhandedly and loudly in the theatre!
Overall, THOR: Ragnarok is a lot of fun. Typical to the flavor of the late Marvel movies, it packs a ton of visual candy with witty jokes, adding heavy (but not prolonged) epic battles to the mix. I think you’ll really enjoy it!