Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Review

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By Ben Wright (@iamzavagno | www.xgeeks.co.uk)

The teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok has landed, and for once we are lost for words.

From music to visual style, this Thor movie has already separated itself from the others that came before it. It feels like a whole new direction for the Thor franchise.

It also feels like this film is going to bridge The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy in a very organic way. It seems like this will be the film to help bridge those two worlds, yet still be its own film.

If you haven’t done so already, you can watch the trailer below.

First of all, the music sets the tone for the entire trailer. It was perfect. It covered all aspects of the trailer, from working well with the action visuals as well as the dialogue and comedic beats. It was Logan/Johnny Cash good. It was just meant to be.

We’ll talk about colour in our trailer highlights further down, but visually and from a colour standpoint, Thor: Ragnarok looks tremendous. It is breathtakingly beautiful and stunning. The only problem is that we have to wait until the end of the year to watch the final film.

Thor’s humour remains, even despite all the death and carnage around him. The film looks to have two very different acts, the first being a lot heavier than the second. So long as the shift is done well, we potentially have one of the best MCU films to date on our hands.

So what about the trailer itself? We have taken some of the trailer’s best moments and decided to take a closer look.

4 Things From The Trailer:

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One Hela Of An Entrance

Historically, Marvel has really struggled with their villains. Most of the time the story’s main antagonist can be filed under ‘disposable’. Even the best Marvel films, like Guardians of the Galaxy, struggle to produce compelling and terrifying villains. So how can Marvel change this?

How about hiring an actress as great as Cate Blanchett and have her destroy Mjolnir with one hand as well as taking out the entire Asgardian army. Yeah, that’ll do it.

WHAT AN INTRODUCTION! Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, is potentially on course to be one of the greatest villains to have ever graced the MCU. We cannot wait to see what Blanchett does with the role.

(See: Why The MCU Needs Cate Blanchett)

3

Farewell Loki?

Tom Hiddleston making is final outing as Loki? Who knows? A year ago he said outright that it would be his last, but at a recent press event for Kong: Skull Island, he said he did not know what was happening. I guess we’ll find out when the film is released…

But anyway. It was great to see Loki back in action, and the double dagger flip was a very nice scene. It will be interesting to see what role Loki plays in Thor: Ragnarok.

4

Thor 2.0

New hair, new outfit and a new helmet. They really captured that gladiator aesthetic as he entered the arena. He’s ready for battle and boy does he look awesome.

There is no doubt he will have his long golden locks and traditional outfit back for Infinity War, but it is nice to see Thor with a different look.

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Colour, Colour & Colour

One thing Guardians of the Galaxy did for the MCU was bring colour and vibrancy to the big screen.

Now it seems that Thor: Ragnarok is following in their footsteps. When the poster was first released you had the sense that there was going to be something very different about the film in terms of style. Throughout the teaser trailer, we are treated to so much colour, this is a very interesting shift from the previous two films which seemed to stick to blue or sepia tones.

5

HOLY S**T

Hulk’s reveal was spectacular. You knew it was coming, but nothing could have prepared you for actually seeing it with your own eyes.

Thor and Hulk charging at each other was just as powerful as Team Cap & Team Iron Man at the airport in Civil War. It was a spectacular visual and helped to end the trailer on a real high.

In summary, a truly astonishing trailer packed full of stunning visuals, beautiful colour and action of monumental proportions.

What did you think of the teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok? Let us know in the comments.

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