POST MOVIE REVIEW – Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/11/12/post-movie-review-thor-ragnarok-2017/

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Wai Ting and Film & TV-industry veteran Daniel Perry review the seventeenth Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

Director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Jojo Rabbit) injects his wildly improvisational humour into Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, soft-rebooting the franchise from Shakespearean Sci-Fi to 80’s Space Adventure-Comedy. We discuss how these changes impacted the cast and lead character’s role heading into Infinity War, the brilliant Team Thor short films that preceded it, as well as Daniel’s insights into working as a digital distributor for Marvel Studios films during his time at Disney.

Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok–the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization–at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger–the Incredible Hulk!

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I’m so glad you opened with my favorite line from the movie

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Excellent review guys. Daniel was an great replacement for John.

I watched this but didn’t have time to leave feedback, so there are a couple of my thoughts. This version of Thor is the best Thor, I think you guys hit the point that this was a mix of badass and comedy and Chris Hemsworth pulled it off perfectly.

The supporting cast of characters was also a treat with Hulk showing a different side, Valkyrie as the tough female counterpart to Thor and the quirky yet dangerous Grandmaster. (If your enjoy Jeff Goldblum, check him out of Conan O’Brien’s podcast, Conan needs a friend). And Korg stole the fucking show!!!

As I watch these Marvel movies I really look forward to going through the MCU journey with my two sons when they are old enough and now as I write this, the thought of Wai possibly having the same experience with his own children (if he has any) has brought a big smile to my face.

I would love to have Daniel back again!

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Great job Wai and Daniel - really enjoyed that… was worried that it wouldn’t be the same with John (hopefully we’ll get his review later?) but it was actually a nice change to have a guest appearance on an MCU review.

So with that said - can I put in a request for the @PodFatherSOH Nate to be on the Black Panther review? Nubian eyes should be watching!

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I’m part way through listening, haven’t made it to the actual movie review; but the business discussion at the beginning was fantastic and really interesting. Thanks.

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I own it in Steel

I love it when wrestling terminology makes its way into other recaps. I laughed at Wai casually describing the distraction finish between Thor and Hulk

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