The end of the world is a really colourful, light hearted adventure in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok. Far from the layered family drama of the first film but a lot better than the weak sitcom tone of the second film, this third entry in the Thor series directed by Taika Waititi is about as far from grim as you can get for a…
This was a lot more entertaining than I expected. Making it a little slice of life for regular people in a world with superheroes was a really great way to do this fight on a budget.
Yeah, there were a ton of comic book references in Thor: Ragnarok. What’d you find?
Well. That was fun.
I’m not sure if this short was also directed by Taika Waititi, but I want to see more humorous bits where Cate Blancett basically ignores everyone from the MCU. “Robert Downey who? I can’t be bothered to remember everybody’s names. That’s why I’ve got two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and an Order of Australia.”
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Why do so many superhero movies have the same origin story? It all comes down to the use – and misuse – of the monomyth. Here’s what the hero’s journey is and why it shouldn’t be used to make movies (even if great movies feature it).
“Marvel TL;DR” is a show on Marvel’s YouTube channel that recaps comic storylines in two minutes or less and they just covered The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (or, rather, the unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s fight against Ratatoskr). Watch it for Squirrel Girl breaking the fourth wall, her squeeing about there being two …
It’s been quite a week already, but it’s a quiet afternoon for me. How about you?
There is an old joke about a Scottish Indian, Hawkeye The Noo, which came to mind when I saw this BBC report on media influences on names for new born children. Marvel movies, Game of Thrones, and The Voice all seem to have influenced choices in a list of baby names published by National Records of Scotland.
Over on the Concourse Will Leitch posted a review of Ant-Man. In the comments I mentioned that the issue I see with Marvel is that their pool of characters they have left to work with is running low. So i get some angry gray reply and as you know, when you call someone a “fanboi” you know it’s on. But since I am a man…
As the various Marvel Comics wind down in advent of Secret Wars, one of the driving mysteries left has been the secret identity of Thor, Goddess of Thunder. Issue #8 dropped in our laps, along with the Thunder Goddess’ true identity— and a big whopping case of hypocrisy. Spoilers below.
Whether it’s Thor rebounding from the death of his True Love, Bruce Banner’s sexual identity crisis, or the question of whether Captain America suffered some super shrinkage from that super formula, Age of Ultron is undoubtedly Joss Whedon’s play at Romantic Comedy of the year.
Comic books are grand things, but they require a balance of elements to fire on all cylinders. To wit, Thor #6 is every bit as pretty to look at as its predecessors, but essentially nothing happens.
The last time we saw Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) was at the end of Thor: The Dark World, where he had chosen to forgo returning to Asgard and instead stay on Earth. He's now about to pick up Mjolnir a fourth time, with a threat that Hemsworth describes as a story that raises the stakes for the Avengers without…
Earlier this week we got the official character posters of Iron Man and the Incredible Hulk, and now we have a few more to add, namely Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Thor. We're still waiting on Captain America, The Vision and Hawkeye, and maybe Maria Hill, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as well (I can dream). I have to…
For two solid issues, the Goddess of Thunder has held onto Mjolnir, followed her Asgardian instincts, and lived up to the expectations befitting someone wearing the mantle of Thor. Which is a good thing, because the Odinson arrived at the end of issue #3, bearing a new arm, his enchanted axe, and a grudge. [Beware…
I love this. I will call this the trailer for the Most Expensive Movie Ever Made. It's 6 hours long, and only sort of has a plot, but it makes a gagillion dollars anyway, because come ON!
So after enjoying Thor #3, a thought crossed my mind that left me a little on edge. This is not a hypothetical question, it's one I'd legitimately like an answer on, from writer Jason Aaron, if not Marvel itself: Is this new Thor going to be held to a double standard?
Okay, so I'm subbing for a graphic novel class this mod, and I've got a stack of comics that I hand out in class every week. One of them is the Marvel Essential Mighty Thor, vol. 1. Now, I had never read Donald Blake's introduction before, so I figured I'd take the ten weeks to read through the whole collection.