Thor: Ragnarok’s trailer dropped yesterday, and it got me thinking whether it could be Marvel’s best ever.
The first thing I’ll admit is that out of all the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Thor movies haven’t been up there with the best for me personally. I hugely enjoyed watching Kenneth Branagh’s first Thor film, but it still felt a bit lacklustre compared to Marvel’s other offerings. Then Thor: The Dark World came along, which is in my mind the weakest film in the MCU.
However, bringing on Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s director, Taika Waititi, to helm the project was certainly an interesting decision on behalf of Kevin Feige and Co.. His unique blend of humour and pathos may very well be perfect for Thor, and the Thor ‘mockumentary‘ shorts they’ve been releasing on the Internet have been some of the God of Thunder’s best moments.
I know what you’re thinking: how did this happen? Well, it’s a long story…
Chris Hemsworth has proven time and time again that he has a good ear for comedy, not only in the MCU, but also in films like the recently rebooted Ghostbusters, in which I felt he was a real comedic revelation. Pairing him up with Taika may have been the best thing for the Thor franchise, and if the recent trailer is anything to go by, Thor: Ragnarok could very well be the superhero’s best film yet. Check out the trailer in all it’s God of Thunder glory below.
Maybe it was the Led Zeppelin soundtrack (spine tingling), maybe it was 80s inspired the neon font (chills), maybe it Thor’s new hairdo (love it), maybe it was Cate Blanchett’s Hela (who looks ‘Hela’ awesome btw), maybe it was seeing Hela destroy Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir (say WHAT!?), maybe it was the Incredible Hulk (Planet Hulk anybody?), maybe it was Thor’s reaction to seeing his old work colleague (“he’s a friend from work!”), maybe it was Loki’s slow-motion double dagger spin (Tom Hiddleston’s still desperately trying to be cool), maybe it was getting to see Jeff Goldblum in a comic book movie… There was just something very special about this short trailer, and it is, in my honest opinion, the best I’ve ever seen for a Marvel movie.
YES! We know each other! He’s a friend from work.
What I can safely say is that this trailer features one of the best lines ever uttered in the MCU: “YES! We know each other! He’s a friend from work.” That is some great writing and establishes the unique bond between Thor and the Hulk, even though they’re about to beat the living c**p out of one another. With 2017 already boasting an impressive lineup of comic book films and other blockbusters, there was a danger that Thor: Ragnarok might fall by the wayside, yet if the hugely positive reaction to this trailer is anything to go by, people will be flocking to see the third Thor movie at their local multiplexes. I for one will be there on opening night. Will you be?
What are you thoughts on the trailer? Thor: Ragnarok will be in UK cinemas on October 27th.