Thor Ragnarok: Fresh but Still Familiar (For the Good and Bad)

Hey everyone, so let’s Talk Thor! By the way, this is not a review…Just a talk:

I saw the movie yesterday and I didn’t want to write about it right when I got home because I was sprung off the sugar-like high of being in a theater full of fans. I will say I thoroughly enjoyed Thor and thought it was incredibly funny. Normally all the jokes that were put in Civil War, Avengers 2 and so on never hit with me. More often than not I would recognize that a joke was made but then just pray they moved┬ápass it, which they usually do.Even Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which is supposedly Marvel’s “funny, funny guy” had a lot more misses than hits for me. Thank goodness people like Bautista made a lot of his comedy feel just organically awkward.

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Thor Ragnarok gave me a jolt of something that I have forgotten in superhero movies and reminded also of its worst symptoms. One has to understand that this movie is a COMEDY movie with a side order of action. It uses beautiful imagery and bright colors to be eye-candy of course but to also remind others that this is overall a light-hearted movie despite the stakes.

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