Week in Geek, season 2 episode 2, recorded 2/26/18. News since last episode, including: Kevin Smith heart attack; small news for The Name of the Wind and Sherlock season 5; Black Panther and its success and detractors; Joss Whedon steps down from Batgirl and other DCEU talk; Disney streaming service talk; Sony and their movie studio; Brendan Fraser’s #MeToo; and Dumbledore’s sexuality. This episode includes a stinger…
The ramp-up to summer continues with great movie trailers, it would seem. And there’s one movie this year I didn’t dare get excited or even think much about. Sure, the first Thor was pretty great, but that was Kenneth Branagh. Then Thor the Dark World was only so-so.
The scene in Avengers Age of Ultron that was supposed to lead us into Thor Ragnarok was not super inspiring (and also was one of the more contentious scenes in the movie, since it seemed overly distracting from the plot and forced upon the director). But, we also got word that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk was going to be in the movie, and then – in the Doctor Strange stinger – got to see that Strange himself was going to be involved as well. So there’s some reservations and some excitements, but the movie is coming out in November, so I wasn’t really thinking or caring about it.
Then this hit this morning.
OH MY GOSH CAN IT BE NOVEMBER YET?
I love good use of music in a movie trailer, especially following one song throughout – something that both Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and now Thor Ragnarok have done well lately. And it helps that I love both “The Chain” and “Immigrant Song!”
They probably had me completely hooked when Thor breaks the fourth wall right at the beginning and starts narrating. They almost certainly had me when Cate Blanchett ups the ante. But they just keep going – and it ends as gloriously as we might hope, revealing Hulk in all his outer space armored… incredibleness.
This movie has to contend with the Justice League, which to be fair probably won’t be easy. However, I think it’s going to hold its own just fine.
I found Kevin Smith’s reaction as well… pretty similar, I must say:
What do you think about Thor Ragnarok now? Let me know in the comments below!