Thor : Ragnarok

“Over here. This pile of rocks waving at you. I’m actually a thing, I’m a being. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Korg. I’m kind of like the leader in here. I’m made of rocks, as you can see, but don’t let that intimidate you. You don’t need to be afraid, unless you’re made of scissors. Just a little Rock, Paper, Scissor joke for you.” – Korg

Apparently, the inspiration behind Korgs accent can be found at almost any pub or nightclub on K-Road in Auckland, NZ.Think giant muscled men with the ability to absolutely destroy you in a very, very short period of time, while politely and quietly advising you as to why they were not allowing you entrance to their establishment.

The funniest Hemsworth?

Right from the get-go, you could tell this outing for the God of Thunder was extremely different to his first cinematic expeditions.  Giggles galore can be found with a great many (of what I felt) nods to 80’s cinema with special effects, typography and of course the soundtrack.

Chris Hemsworth seems to relish showing his funny bone (and looks completely different with his Norse long blonde locks shorn to a more respectable length (no man-bun for you Thor old buddy).






Hulk Smash

The Grandmaster has a new champion. Someone to thrill and excite his crowds as he controls his little pocket of the universe with melting stick (Can’t even melt? What’s this then slu…… – Black Comedy (Steven Oliver).  Constantly getting in new contenders to try and beat the champion who over the last 2 years has managed to build quite the fan following.  Surely crowd adoration is a different experience for The Incredible Hulk, who is used to crowds cowering in fear or screaming and running while “Hulk Smash”.

To that end, Hulk has become quite enamoured with his celebrity status.  He gets a swanky pad, loaded with booze and a large comfortable bed, he gets the chance to continually “SMASH” things and not only stay out of trouble for it, but actually be cheered on.  There was no hint of woman folk throwing themselves at The Incredible Hulk though, and based on Thor’s reaction to the green guys…..naked appendage, it’s probably for the best that no women were “smashed” by Hulk.


Stan Lee – Marvel creator, comic Author and serial Marvel movie cameo actor, once again appeared which is always an opportunity for both purists and Marvel movie followers to acknowledge his appearance.

A bunch of the spaceships are all named after classic Holden’s.  Taika Waititi took some creative licence here and has obviously decided to show his true colours in the Ford vs Holden debate, with Spaceships named Commodore, KingswoodStatesman and Torana – How quickly do you think they’d be able to fang a lap at Bathurst?. Commodore was also painted with the colours of the Australian Aboriginal flag, while Valkyrie’s spaceship was painted with the colours of the Tino Rangatiratanga flag (Maori).

Should I watch it

Watch it?  Of course, in fact, I think I’ll probably watch it again soon (at home though, so I don’t have to pay for cinema popcorn).

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