That Lovely Golden Haired God is Back and Thor is too…
A third instalment for Thor, with an actor possibly in the wrong film, but a trailer with some great comic moments.
Those of you who know me will know of my major soft spot Chris Hemsworth aka the middle Hemsworth brother. As Thor (2011)., as Rush (2013) and as the man who stole the show in the Vacation (2015) movie. Here he’s back as Thor for his third soloish movie. I sadly missed his last appearance in an after the credits scene, as I avoided Dr Strange (2016) due to an aversion to Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton. So if I’d known, it would have been a tough choice of watching the whole movie just for a wee glimpse of the Norse one. Or stay at home and watch him in Rush again. It’s nothing personal against Swinton and Cumberbatch, just some film actors freak me out. Just as I’m sure I freak out some actors as I appear on their Twitter feed or in person (did I tell you I saw 3 TV Dallas stars live? And Justin Lee Collins (but that’s another
sad confession story. But not at the same time).
Anyway moving on swiftly, this trailer review is for Thor 3 : Ragnarok (2017). So whats the trailer telling us. In my amateur knowledge of superheroes, this review was written with a wee bit of help from Darlin’ Husband. We firstly see long-haired Thor in chains over a fiery lake of lava. With the Viking God narrating to us in Chris Hemsworth’s lovely voice. Sigh. Which many a woman will justify is much more sexy than.. lets say certain English accented actors who sound like they have a pole stuck up their… And I’m not talking Alan Rickman. So we then see Cate Blanchett as Hela, catching Thor’s hammer and also with some scary antler type headpiece. And the evil woman smashes it in her hand, as evil ones do. And she says “Asgard is dead” with eerie undertones and not just as there is nowt to do on a Saturday night in Thor’s hometown. Cue more fiery scenes without and with Thor.
Reliable superhero fans then report Thor is taken to Sakaar (a place I wouldn’t know even if a local bus went through it), dragged by some scary dudes and sat down. And that appears the last we see of his hair, as later a bloody awful
mum cut haircut is revealed. With a woman in armour named Valkyrie saying she has brought our Thor a contender for one of their Gladiator battles. With the biggest surprise, and a welcome one too as Jeff Goldblum appears in the wrong movie. Possibly. Looking more like a bad guy from a future Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Here Goldblum is the Grand Master ruler of Sakaar AND he’s got a scary haircut too. So maybe its compulsory that all men over a certain age are dragged and bound before being stuck in the hairdressers as that’s the only way a scary haircut can be given. But then it beats a mum cut. Kind of.
Anyway back to the plot and there’s Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in slow motion for those of you who like Loki is slow motion. Almost like an advert for a certain shampoo brand with his long hair flowing behind him. And then we see some familiar and unknown faces unless you have a degree in Superheroes. Then its Thor does Gladiator (2000) in his very snazzy outfit and helmet he could sell calendars (if it wasn’t for the haircut). He spots his opponent the green angry Avenger one known as Hulk. He cheers. The audience are shocked into silence. Then cheer. The Grand Master is also silent on his really long sofa with Loki perched on the end. Thor quips “I know him from work”… cue either a high 5 scene or Thor in severe pain in the following scene…
I’m so looking forward to this Thor movie, as it looks like a fun outing for the Norse one. The Thor line at the end of the movie has made me optimistic that the Marvel powers that be have written a humorous movie using Hemsworth’s wonderful comic skills and timing. These seen in the mock documentary (linked to in this post). This combined with Jeff Goldblum as a slightly zany looking dude makes it so much more appealing than D.C.’s more dour looking Justice League (2017). And not letting them off as Superman appears to be dead. After all Gal Gadot did kind of make a decent Wonder Woman but the less I say and think about Affleck the better. And who are the other dudes? Do they matter? OK rant over. Well nearly.
Also, the Justice League (2017) like the Suicide Squad (2016) has so many different superdudes (and that’s not counting the possible return of Superman and possible cameos) which means we’ll get too little airing time for the newer dudes and more Ben Affleck time or vice versa. This mistake should have been left with the Captain America Civil War (2016) which had practically all the Marvel superdudes. Bar Hulk and Thor. And Deadpool. Which meant all too brief moments with Ant-Man and
The Guy with the Bow and Arrows Hawkeye (thanks to a superhero loving stepdude for telling me his name). And far too much attention was paid on will Vision snog Purple Witch. Which may have been included as a wee treat for us incurable romantics dragged along to another Marvel movie. But Deadpool did it much better with his fun montages and his more obvious chemistry with his gal.
So final thoughts on this trailer, well anything with Thor usually gets my vote, and Loki is back too. So hoping for a battle of wit between the brothers, sadly missed in the previous Thor movies where Loki got all the one liners. And we don’t have to wait too long for Thor’s next appearance in a Marvel movie, and that his haircut grows out well. At least that’s what Loki might be thinking, now out of slow motion as he sits on that very long sofa. Nervous looking and afraid – as we are – he’ll be a Lockless luckless Loki.