Episode 4: Taika Waititi's "Thor: Ragnarok"
REmediaL STUDIES Podcast
Through scheduling changes and last minute recordings, we come to you once more, bearing gifts of Norse myth and movie legend. In this episode, we parse through the comedic and the political threads of the newest offering from Marvel Studios and lament about how Tom Hiddleston’s face Does The Thing.
In the immortal words of the bards themselves: Valhalla, we are coming.
Talking points: We almost forget this isn’t supposed to be a Guillermo del Toro themed episode, #LetChrisHemsworthBeFunny, undoing character assassination, seriously how does his face Do That, the generational impact of imperialism, how you just gotta let the empire explode, economics vs exposition in story, and hey, sometimes women are just better at things.
Another fortnight has passed since we last left you! Though we came into this episode dreaming of monsters and their lady loves, we hope a trade of gods and their squabbles is still welcome.
This episode was very fun to record and we’re very much looking forward to our year-end episode out on 12/26. It’s a “Year In Review” of our favorite media consumed and we’re hoping to structure it like a normal episode but more rapid fire. Hopefully not like the last time we tried to rapid fire, where we just talked about two things for twenty-five minutes.
Have a happy holiday season everyone! If you can, please leave us a rate or review wherever you found us. It will make our hearts grow three sizes.