Too much info in trailers!!!
I promised that I would post more video game-related content. The video game-related content was kinda bitchy. I need to recenter myself. To do that, I’ll talk about the latest Thor: Ragnarok trailer.
FUCK! PUNISHER WAS RIGHT! THEY RUIN EVERYTHING IN THE TRAILERS!!!
Whoops. Sorry about that. The bitchiness came out again. Under control, I promise.
Anyway, for those who wish to see Thor: Ragnarok trailer knowing as little as possible, please avoid this trailer. No serious plot details are ruined, but there are at least two gags that are given away here. I’m not sure if that’s important to you, but it was kinda important to me. Then again, I’m the one who usually writes about this stuff. So, there you are.
By now, though, nothing else really should be much of a surprise. This movie looks to be a buddy movie with an unusual amount of humor, even for a Marvel movie. The sheer amount of yuks Thor (Chris Hemsworth) doles out is out of character for the Norse God of Thunder, but it seems to work in the trailers. The sheer number of jokes Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) join in on are staggering. And the Grandmaster…I mean, is there anything else that could be said about Jeff Goldblum that hasn’t been said already? The man is a national treasure!
A Thor: Ragnarok trailer wouldn’t be complete without Hela (Cate Blanchett) vamping it up. Marvel has been doing some work on making their villain problem less of a problem. With Hela, I have the most hope. She is absolutely OWNING the bits she’s been shown in thus far. It’s no different here.
Of course, the trailer wouldn’t be complete if Hulk wasn’t doing his level-headed best to pound any object in his vicinity into a fine powder. His altercations with both Fenrir (the big wolf) and Surtur (the large, flaming dude) still highlight the action. His Planet Hulk-style battle with Thor also gets some screen time.
For the most part, all the beats in this final trailer mimic all the ones seen before. But this trailer does drop a few new nuggets. It’s those nuggets I feel moviegoers should avoid.
One involves a bit of a misdirection both Thor and Loki use to get past some guards. The other features Korg (voiced by director Taika Waititi). I won’t spoil either one of them. All I’ll say is, I would’ve preferred seeing those bits in the movie. Final warning: don’t watch the trailer if you want to see these inconsequential-but-funny nuggets in the theater.
Past that, there isn’t much else to say. I personally think Thor: Ragnarok looks like it will be an amazingly good time. It will release on November 3rd. Both Punisher and I plan to watch the movie opening weekend. We shall report on our findings soon after.