I know it’s not even a month until Thor: Ragnarok comes out but the closer it gets to November 3 the more excited I’m starting to get. It’s getting closer and closer to the days when Avengers: Infinity War will be the movie I’ll be waiting for and Thor: Ragnarok, I’m sure, will have a lot of nods towards that Avengers film. I’m also excited to watch this new Thor film because it looks so different than all of his other movies.
Last week was Comic-Con and there were so much amazing announcements, interviews, etc. that I’m still writing about it, yay. One of my favorite elements about movies are the posters. Posters tell you everything about how epic a movie is going to be and Marvel released some pretty cool posters for their upcoming movies for me to analyze. So on that note let me start talking about them.
So Comic-Con is officially over and there were a lot of announcements from Marvel and DC Comics. In terms of Marvel the cast for Ant-Man and the Wasp was revealed, Captain Marvel is going to be an origin film set in the 90s’, and Black Panther released a little bit more from the movie. DC Comics showed off the new outfits for the heroes in Justice League, they announced that their next movie after Aquaman next December will be about Shazam, and they showed a short clip from the actual Aquaman movie. But what was, of course, the biggest reveals were the trailers. I’ve seen them and I have to say they’re pretty good. The first I’m going to show is Justice League. Take a look:
Thor: Ragnarok brought out some amazing exclusive photos for Entertainment Weekly about a month ago and ever since I have been waiting for some footage of this new installment into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well, the teaser trailer has finally arrived and it has made even more excited about this new Thor. Take a look.
Thor’s Hammer Situation
From what I’ve gleaned from the exclusive photos of the new Thor he no longer possessed his hammer which was a great new twist. The question I was left with however was how did he not have his hammer? Now I figured it was stolen from him and he would eventually reclaim it sometime through the movie. Nope, that’s not what was going to happen. Instead the villain of this film, Hela who is being played by the exceptional Cate Blanchett, literally made his hammer explode! That’s a way to start the first twenty or so seconds of the trailer. That one moment completely changes the entire outlook of this movie because what is Thor going to do without his hammer. It’s how he summons lightning, it’s how he flies, without that hammer he’s basically a regular guy in space. He’s got some work to do if he’s going to try to defeat this incredibly powerful villain.
The Action in the Trailer
Okay, there was a lot of stuff going on this trailer. There was Hela supposedly laying waste to Azgard which isn’t good. There was a spaceship flying towards some sort of colorful rift in the sky at one point in the trailer. There were soldiers firing alien guns, Azgardians fighting Hela, all in all there was a lot of mayhem in a short amount of time. The action sequences in this film are going to be superb and very enjoyable to watch, that is for certain. And to think at some point in this movie Doctor Strange will be joining the fray! I am ecstatic!! This is already shaping up to be the best Marvel movie of the year.
One thing that makes a great movie are the characters and it looks like Thor: Ragnarok is sticking to that important rule. There was the new and improved Valkyrie played by Tessa Thompson who looks fantastic. I love that they didn’t show her character too much in the teaser so it can be a surprise for maybe later trailers or the movie. And the black leather outfit she’s wearing makes her stand out and gives her toughness that I’m really liking. Jeff Goldblum’s character, The Grandmaster, looked a lot more ridiculous in pictures than on the teaser trailer which is a relief. Of course it’s nice to see The Hulk again after so many years of him being absent in the Marvel universe. I can’t wait to see what happened to him. And then there was also Loki who looks shifty as ever. I don’t know if he’s the bad or good guy. I think he’ll probably be both because that’s just how he is. And Hela looks frighteningly incredible. I can’t wait to see just how much of a threat she’s going to be. And considering how powerful she seems will she die in this movie or will they just contain her and put her back where she came from? I guess I’ll find out in November.
The Overall Summary of this Teaser Trailer
I have only one word that embodies the essence of this entire new teaser trailer…EPIC! The musical choice was perfect. It gave it a Guardians of the Galaxy vibe but it wasn’t too light of a song choice. I loved the humor at the end of the trailer. It literally made me laugh out loud. The plot looks very interesting and I am excited! I am so happy to see that Marvel saved their best movie of the year for last. And like I said earlier in the post, even Doctor Strange is going to be in it! This movie is definitely in my must-see list for the year.
Yes, Thor Now Has Short Hair
This is so exciting! I’ve been waiting paitently for some news about Thor: Ragnarok since I heard it was coming out. There was an incredible tease at Doctor Strange joining Thor in the mid-credit scene for Doctor Strange which was great news but that was all. What was Thor going to be up to in this next movie of his? The last time we saw him he was going to search for answers after his vision in that pool. This past week Entertainment Weekly released the first pictures of Thor: Ragnarok (this was one of them) and I was stunned. Not only did Thor have a completely different hairdo (which I think looks much better) but as you can see on this photo he doesn’t have his hammer. Now I know why he doesn’t have his iconic weapon but I won’t spoil the surprise for you. If you would like to know just go to Entertainment Weekly.com and you’ll find out all you need to know about this installment into Marvel.
I was already excited about this new Thor movie but after this week it’s truly become the Marvel film I’m really anxious to see. I think it’s going to be very entertaining but of course I won’t know for sure until the teaser comes out. Hopefully that’ll be sooner rather than later.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and like I said earlier, if you would like to know more about Thor: Ragnarok go to Entertainment Weekly. They have lots of other cool pictures of characters in the movie that’ll have you even more excited. Until tomorrow, have a great day.
Doctor Strange came out four months ago but until recently I had only seen it once in the movie theaters. When I saw it again at home my love for this new installment was reawakened. Back when it first came out I couldn’t be sure if I truly liked Doctor Strange as much as I thought as I did because sometimes when I watch a movie twice it’s worse the second time. I’m glad to say this was not the case. This movie is full of humor, epic fighting scenes, and fantastic characters that are more memorable than even some of the Avengers(mainly Hawkeye.) And even though this is one of the shortest Marvel films at a time of an hour and fifty four minutes it’s packed with so much content it feels about as long as an Avengers movie. So on that note let me delve a little deeper into why I loved this movie so much.
He is definitely, at the moment, my favorite superhero that has been introduced to Marvel. Having Benedict Cumberbatch play Doctor Strange was a perfect idea. He embodies the essence of Doctor Strange so well that he’s really made that character his own. He’s also surprisingly funny which was a shock considering all of the other roles that he’s played. The thing that makes Doctor Strange wonderfully unique compared to the other Avengers is his unwillingness to kill his foes. Until Doctor Strange I had never really realized how easily the Avengers take their enemies’ lives without a single remorse. Having Doctor Strange’s perspective in the Avengers on how to defeat terrible foes will be very interesting. After I finished watching the movie and I saw the mid-credits scene where he’s conversing with Thor November just doesn’t seem to be coming fast enough. Yes I’m excited for Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man but the thought of a Marvel movie with Thor, The Hulk, and Doctor Strange in it is too exciting. I foresee a very, very epic fighting scene in Thor: Ragnarok at the end of the year.
The Action Sequences
From the very beginning to the end the action scenes in this movie are simply mind blowing. I love that the movie starts off by showing you this is not your normal Marvel flick. The Ancient One faces her traitorous disciples with a masterful grace that’s breathtaking. It’s definitely the perfect way to start the movie. I can’t say what my favorite action scene is because there are so many good scenes. I really love when Doctor Strange first fights Kaecilius and his zealots at the Sanctum Sanctorum in New York. It’s filled with humor, mind boggling special effects, and Doctor Strange’s amazing cloak. I think it’s hilarious when Doctor Strange grabs that glowing pot and Kaecilius just stops and looks at him like what are you doing. That is very funny.
Not only was Doctor Strange a joy to watch but the characters around him were also great. First off I am so glad Rachel McAdams’s character, Christine Palmer, was in the movie as much as she was. If she had been in the movie any more she would’ve definitely been a nuisance. Her being with Doctor Strange in the midst of all that stuff that was going on would’ve been more ridiculous than Lois Lane being on that island when Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman were fighting Doomsday. That’s pretty bad. Her role as the sort of anchor to his normal life was perfect and really helped remind viewers that he was previously a doctor before he became a sorcerer.
The Ancient One was so awesome in this movie that I’m kind of sad that she died. I get it, she had to die because why else would Doctor Strange be important to the Avengers but it’s still sad. She was very, very cool. I think that they should’ve maybe given her a little more time in the spotlight before killing her off because I didn’t even get to truly see how powerful she is. She was a great character though.
Wong is also awesome. He has a very austere countenance but that’s what makes him great. I can’t wait to see him in the next Avengers.
And last but not least there is Mordo. He is definitely an essential piece to this movie. This film is just as much about his fall as a sorcerer as Doctor Strange’s rise as a sorcerer. When you first meet him he’s the Ancient One’s right-hand man, her most loyal disciple. After he finds out that she uses the powers she forbade everyone else from using he feels deeply betrayed. In his eyes everyone is doing the wrong thing. Doctor Strange fiddles with time as if he’s making coffee, Kaecilius veered away from the natural order of things and has contacted Dormammu, and his teacher, The Ancient One, has used Dormammu’s great power to prolong her life and give her great power. When he walks away from it all I understand his point of view. Everything he’s believed in has been false. He believes that he’s doing the right thing and that makes me very excited to see what he’ll be up to the next time we see him. Will Doctor Strange be able to convert him back to his side or is too late? I can’t wait to find out.
Well that’s the main reasons I love Doctor Strange. If Captain America: Civil War didn’t have such an epic story line it definitely would be my second favorite Marvel movie under Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And even though there has been no announcement of a Doctor Strange 2 at least he’ll be in Thor and the next Avengers so that’s exciting. Until then I’ll enjoy watching him fight Kaecilius and his zealots with his fire whip.