As the MCU rolls into its 19th film, the franchise has gotten to the point where it is able to do one of the things that made Marvel Comics so successful when they first debuted in the 1960s. You have a feeling that any character can now show up in any movie at any time, and having built strong characters with deep foundations, you can have a ton of fun playing with new combinations. The third Thor film does this with both the Hulk and Doctor Strange (mostly Hulk), and even though I loved the first two Thor films a lot more than most, there’s not doubt that Ragnarok is the strongest of the three had the most impact on the overall MCU.
Planet Hulk is a storyline that fans have been clamoring for a film adaptation of for years, but Disney and Universal are bogged down in a lawsuit as to who actually owns the rights to make solo Hulk films. So Disney just went ahead and backdoored Planet Hulk into a Thor film. Watching the two most powerful Avengers have a knockdown drag-out fight is epic, and I’ve always been a fan of Gladiator Hulk. Both in the fight and in the almost-as-awesome sequence with Doctor Strange, you really have to admire Chris Hemsworth’s groove with Thor. The character was always the most troublesome of the original group to solo (he has a magic hammer, wears a winged helmet, speaks like a Shakespearean character, and lives in a magic realm with rainbow bridge….it wasn’t irrational to be worried). Hemsworth has managed to make the character noble and increasingly mature but also infuse him with a comedic goofiness about his self-importance and in his relationships with the other Avengers, that I can’t imagine anyone else being able to pull off.
Who knows what will happen to Thor over Avengers 3 and 4, but I’m hoping King Thor gets a chance to relocate Asgard when all is said and done on the other side. I think there are still more stories to tell with the character now that Ragnarok completely changed his entire character and supporting cast.
Disney and Marvel have officially announced that they will release on 4K Blu-ray and Blu-ray Taika Waititi’s blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok (2017), starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, and Jeff Goldblum. The two releases will be available for purchase on March 6.
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features
Thor: Ragnarok is absolutely jam-packed full of Easter Eggs for both Thor and Hulk. I caught a lot of them, but nowhere near as many as Screencrush did and they’ve created the comprehensive guide to secrets in Ragnarok. So, obviously, SPOILER WARNING, and go try to pick them out of the film yourself a few times before giving this a go and seeing how many of the 29 you can find.
Thor: Ragnarok makes the MCU three for three in 2017. Three excellent additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe that could not be more different from each other, except that they all brought the funny. Thor’s third solo outing is his best, ably directed by relatively unknown Kiwi director Taika Waititi. If all you need to know is if the film is worth the rave reviews that it is getting: it is. If you want to know if, unlike Guardians 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, if this film has big MCU plot twists in it: it does. And if you just want to know how many post-credits scenes there are: two. I don’t do spoilery reviews of MCU movies, but that’s all you need to know if you were on the verge about going or not. Continue reading Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok (2017) *A Cosmic Comedy Epic Forever Changing the MCU*
In the third trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (also the Japanese trailer in which the film’s weird lettering makes sense for the first time), we get mostly footage from the first two trailers, but it does have a very new beginning featuring Doctor Strange. We knew Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme would be in the film from one of Doctor Strange‘s end credits scenes last year, but he opens this trailer, which has a much more dire tone than the humor of the first two, by telling Thor that his fate has changed and destiny has dire plans for him. Read below for the official synopsis. Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017. Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Trailer #3 (2017) “Thor, Destiny Has Dire Plans For You”