Marvel Studios made our Monday mornings a lil bit brighter with the release of a teaser trailer to the upcoming “Thor:  Ragnarok” major motion picture.  If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, it’s time you have:

As Steve from “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” would say:  “Excited!  Excited!”


Now for ya boy, the Thor movies have been the weakest links in the proverbial chain that makes up Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (besides “Iron Man 2,” that is).  And while Chris Hemsworth has been a great choice for the brash, but still worthy, Thor and Tom Hiddelston’s Loki has been the most interesting villain in the MCU (next to David Tennant’s Kilgrave from Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” who technically (Iknowiknowiknow) isn’t included in the MCU…or is he), the step-brothers haven’t been enough to save some otherwise boring storytelling in the first two films.

With this new teaser, though. Ragnarok appears to have the potential to change the Norse god’s standing in the MCU.  With all that being said, I present to you, a bunch of random thoughts on the trailer:

It appears that Kevin Feige and company have taken a couple of pages out of James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, if not just in story-telling, then definitely graphically.  Did you catch all that late 70s graphic work?  Trippy!

We all heard the news bits over the course of the production of Ragnarok that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk would be in the movie, and while a tiny part of me hoped there would be at least a glimpse of the green goliath in gladiator armor, I didn’t put much faith in that hope.

Just goes to show you, that the big guy upstairs does answer prayers.  Even if they are tiny, pathetic first world prayers.


Holy shit!  Did you see the Hulk?

Of course you did, cause the best line of the trailer was uttered from Thor himself.   When seeing the Hulk rampaging at him from across the arena, Thor turns toward his captors (Jeff Goldum’s Grandmaster and…is that Loki sitting there with him!?!?) and happily states of the Hulk: “We know each other.  He’s a friend from work.”

And that, in its essence, is why Thor is a great character. Referring to the Hulk the way a desk jockey or metal grinder would refer to a fellow colleague.  “A friend from work.”  Gotta love it.

Then there’s Cate Blanchett’s Hela (step out of my dreams and into my car, baby) destroying Mjolnir.  Uhhhhh…how is that even possible?!?

Guess we’ll find out when “Thor:  Ragnarok” hits theaters November 2017


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