Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok ★★★★

Still my fave MCU after all this time, and even more miraculously on quite limited sleep. Hard to wanna doze off much though, considering how dazzling, colorful, and mostly funny it remains. Might seem biased, considering like Taika I'm Kiwi also, but as much as I enjoy most of these issues (especially during this phase,) I dig em a hell of a lot more when whoever's steering them is able to put more of their stamp on them. And Waititi oh man was especially able to. It's the installment I wanna go back to most.

Not to agree too much on Scorsese's rather pompous rant on these not being cinema, but besides the LOTR cinematic universe (though soon to officially become TV as well,) in a very complimentary way though I'm reminded of fantasy shows that were around in my youth like Xena, and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. I wish fantasies were still being made like this for television. Or anywhere for that matter. Can Taika do the upcoming remake of Disney's Hercules instead of Guy Ritchie?

To renege only a little though, on top of usually feeling like episodes (or, as I stated earlier, appropriately issues of a comic,) the MCU's always had the look of TV too, and this is no exception either. But, there's enough differences to not mind it as much. Such as Mark Mothersbaugh's funky score. And Jeff Goldblum's loopy performance. Giving it a little of a Wes Anderson vibe as well. So, in other words, "The only thing that makes sense is that nothing makes sense." Now that I can abide by. Possibly funniest cameo by Stan Lee too.

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