BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Say goodbye to the gloomy undertones of Thor: The Dark World, and say hello to the funniest Marvel movie ever. Yes, you heard that right, it’s even funnier than Guardians of the Galaxy.
The latest installment of Thor is in, and fans are more than delighted, albeit a bit confused. Thor Ragnarok is an unexpected treat that combines classic superhero stand-offs with rich situational comedy and lots of subtle hints.
Marvel is well known for its propensity for colorful characters, rich subtext, and situational comedy meant to humanize its superheroes. Moreover, the studio’s movies and comics have never been strangers to cameos, delighting the hearts of fans with surprise guest appearances from various superheroes. So, it comes as no surprise that Doctor Stephen Strange makes a short appearance, setting the mood for Infinity War.
Speaking of Infinity War, seeing as producers already hinted that Thanos will be responsible for the death of a handful of beloved characters, it’s more than likely that Thor Ragnarok was the last hoorah in Marvel’s quest to break our hearts and spirits.
Caution, spoilers ahead!
A Marathon of Laughter Thanks to Thor Ragnarok
Thor Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie so far. We see the God of Thunder getting zapped by a drunken garbage collector. We see him facing the Incredible Hulk in an arena and going full thunder mode only to lose the fight due to a shock collar.
Let’s not forget Mjolnir disguised as an umbrella, all the times Loki gets beaten Jackass-style, and Banner’s epic failed attempt at an epic rainbow bridge entrance. Fenrir never did saw him coming.
Is Marvel Making Us Laugh for Profit?
However, a bit after over two hours of laughing our pants off, we can’t help but stop and wonder if the success of Guardians of the Galaxy pushed Marvel into transforming the story of Ragnarok into a Disney tale about a clumsy hero set on finding himself and saving the world.
Let’s get one thing out of the way. Everybody knows that the movies are very loosely based on the comics. Hella, in the comics, Thor should have been dead by the time the events of Civil War unfolded. Do you know why? Because he dies during Ragnarok. At least he does so in the comics.
After Age of Ultron started exploring heavier themes like Black Widow’s origins and then Civil War left the Avengers scattered, broken, and bruised, Ragnarok’s colorful display of boom smash ha ha ha was, indeed, a surprise.
Now, the real question is, did Marvel intend to do that, or are they following GOTG’s recipe for success? Will Infinity War feature the same amount of light-hearted jokes and end up being a disappointing failure?
Until Thanos comes to wreak havoc in the MCU, fans can still entertain themselves with Black Panther’s origin story which is set to hit the big screens in the first quarter of 2018. This one doesn’t really look like too much of a comedy.
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