I know most of you have probably
seen Thor: Ragnarok by now, but for those of you that haven’t, you should
probably go see it while you still can!
I have to say, this is by far,
the best Thor movie I’ve seen. And if it
happens to be the last, well, I don’t mind (brb crying in a corner). But
really. If this is the last Thor movie, it would serve as the perfect ending to the franchise.
I have always been a fan of Thor.
No, it’s not because of Chris Hemsworth’s drool- worthy everything. It might be
partly because of Tom Hiddleston, but mostly, mostly, it was actually my love for mythologies that made me
appreciate it. As a lover of literature, mythologies have always been my favourite.
And there’s so little about Norse mythology, that I was glad it got a chance to
be made into such a spectacular, phenomenal movie, starring such talented
With that being said, let’s delve
into everything there is to love and look forward to when it comes to Thor.
(Warning: as always, spoilers
1. THE HUMOR
I did read an article stating
that Tom Hiddleston admitted this would be the funniest Thor ever (I am using a lot of superlatives, I know. It’s
just that great!)
And well, he wasn’t lying.
See, Chris Hemsworth is this unfairly,
annoyingly perfect human being. I mean, he looks like a god, he can act, he can
sing, he is a great dad to his kids, and it turns out, he can be funny.
Countless interviews and even that little segment he did where Thor was taking
a break with Darryl (see youtube video here, if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_mizUMlvUc)
So yeah, the beginning of the
movie already had me laughing. (*spoiler content*) Thor was trapped in a cage
talking to a skeleton I was like “wtf?” But what did it for me was
when he was being interrogated by that fiery dude (don’t know how to spell his
name) and he was swinging on the chain Oh.My.God. You would have to have
watched it to understand.
The chain was rotating him around
and every time he had his back to the evil dude, he would be like “Hold
on.” And “I swear to God, I’m not doing this. It’s doing this on its own.” And
it turns out, a lot of it was improvised. So bless you, Chris Hemsworth for
your near perfection and humor.
Of course, Tom Hiddleston also
had his funny moments. One was when he was kidnapped by the great wizard, Dr.
Strange. When he came out of the portal, he was like, “I’ve been falling for thirty
minutes!” And I’m sure we’ve all seen the clip where Hela goes “Kneel.”
And Loki is just like, “who dafuq does this bitch thinks she is? That’s
Also, ALSO! When Hulk comes out- Loki’s reaction is just pricless-
omfg! You guys, you have got to love Tom Hiddleston for all the sass and
attitude and facial expressions he can fit in Loki’s character.
Thor brings back familiar faces
like Loki, Heimdall and *surprise,
surprise* Odin. We even get a scene
of Volstagg and Fandral there. But, we also have a slew of new characters. One,
being Surtur (big, fiery dude I was
talking about.) We also have big, bad Hela.
And of course, Valkyrie.
Before we talk about the new
characters, let’s talk about the old ones.
Loki. Loki. Loki. He has
got to be my most favourite villain of all time. At the beginning of the movie,
he is living it up as Odin and even builds a statue of himself. Of course, Thor
(even though he isn’t the smartest Avenger) eventually figures it out. They
have a somewhat happy reunion, before Thor asks for Odin.
Odin has been on Earth for some time, stripped of his power. He
ends up in Norway (big nod to Norse mythology right there) and ends up dying in
a sprinkle of golden little lights. Before he dies, he is somewhat able to
explain about Hela ( who we’ll talk about later). But Odin, being Odin, he
doesn’t stay dead and still appears to Thor in somewhat weird and creepy
visions, and he’s sassy too. He goes like “Are you the god of hammers?” Well,
excuse you All Father
Volstagg and Fandral. This
is the part I do not like of the
film. They were such lovable, lovable characters and Hela killed them without
blinking. Like wtf? They survived
this long only to die like that? WHY MARVEL? WHYYYYY. I mean, Pietro’s
death is still fresh!!!
Heimdall. Our watcher has turned into some sort of Asgardian
vigilante. He’s running from the law after what he did in Thor: The Dark World, but he also keeps the citizens of Asgard safe
while Loki and Thor are stuck on the other side of the universe. Good job,
Heimdall! You deserve a raise.
And now *drum roll*
THE BIG BAD. Hela. She is this combination of deadly (ugh duh
goddess of death), jealous and powerful. Not really great for Thor, whose
hammer is also destroyed by her. And to top it all off, she is the first born,
not him. Ouch. Talk about living a
lie. See, Cate Blanchett does a great job of playing this death goddess who
revels in destruction and killing, but I think it’s the way that Hela is written
that doesn’t really do it for me. She’s just so full of hate and wants to take
over the nine realms. She is evil to the
core, and so, there’s not much going on besides her being a powerful enemy.
Sadly, compared to Loki and other villains, her character falls flat. I mean,
even Ultron- who was a robot- had some twisted reasoning to all his evilness. At
least she had a dog. I want one. All that aside, Cate Blanchett is still
gorgeous and talented and I love her!
Valkyrie. I was impressed with her fighting skills, and even though
she was drunk, she still won. Way to go, girl! She also feels a lot like a
female Thor to me, and maybe that’s why they’ll end up together? I don’t know,
but I think that’s where Marvel’s heading with these two, especially since Thor
and Jane broke up. (Ikr! Just like that?! After everything that happened in The Dark World?) Still, in the comics,
they did get together at times, so it’s not that surprising if the writers go
Surtur. Big, bad fiery dude. And when I say big, I do mean big. He is prophesised to destroy
Asgard and bring about Ragnarok, when he grows to be as big as a mountain. See,
but I’m not telling you if he succeeds. That, you’ll have to see in the movie.
3. THE BROMANCE IS REAL
The thing I’ve always loved
about Thor movies is the relationship between Loki and Thor. It’s so real and
raw and funny. They really capture how siblings act irl. At least, that’s how me and my brother are. I just assume
most people can relate. I love how Thor has finally, finally learned, that Loki will always try to get the best of him.
I also love how Loki will come to his brother’s aid no matter their
differences. In the end of the movie, when Thor is sitting in his “throne”, I’m
happy to see Loki standing there beside him. And that scene in the room! Where
Thor was like “If you were here, I might actually give you a hug” and Loki
catches whatever Thor throws at him because he
is there! WAHHHH MY FANGIRL HEART
4. THOR’S TRUE POWER
Even though Odin could’ve put it
nicely instead of being like “Are you
the god of hammers?” (see now, I know where Loki gets all his sass from. It
wasn’t spending all that time with Frigga) It’s true that Thor’s power doesn’t come
from the hammer. Still, Mjolnir was a character all on it’s own. I’m gonna miss
that hammer. My most favourite parts of the movie were when Thor used his
powers without the hammer. It was so
cool seeing his eyes go all blue and lightning just zapping off his body. His
fight scene with the Hulk was e.p.i.c.
He would’ve won if it wasn’t for that cheating Grandmaster!
Seriously, dude? And then Thor also zaps Hela with a hella big blast and she
flies out the window. DAMN. DAMN BRO. Thor kicks ass without that hammer. I
wonder if it’ll be like that in Infinity Wars and what the reactions of his
fellow Avengers might be. *insert smirk*
There were other great parts of
the movie- the other gladiators wanting a revolution, Korg (omg Korg, I love
him. And the fact that he is voiced by the director makes it even funnier). And
the end credits! Goosebumps! I love Thor. I really wish this wasn’t the last
movie. But right now, I’m really, reallyyyy
looking forward to Infinity Wars.
Feeling out of place on Earth wasn’t unexpected. He would of course feel lost and lonely banished several realms away. But now he is back home and he still feels that way.
He is laughing and talking and nothing is out of ordinary and no one can tell. But how long can he keep fooling himself? The way he looks around, noticing everyone. And then, the look in his eyes changes to one of realisation. Everyone has someone they belong to - their children, friends, siblings, significant others, parents - and he doesn’t.
And why I love this scene and this man so much is that he isn’t envious or resentful about it. He is that pure hearted. There is some other inexplicable, ethereal emotion there. That sad smile of his is so tragically beautiful, it breaks my heart…
Home doesn’t feel home anymore. What hurts is that if even his own home will not, where will he go?
Marvel Preference- Their Favourite Thing To Do When They Visit You On Earth
Loki actually likes going on public transport with you and believe it or not loves people watching- mainly making mean comments-. He is also a huge gentlemen and gives up his seat for mothers, children, disabled people and mostly you. “Loki, come sit down.” You tell him in the packed trained. “No darling, there is one seat and I want you to take it, I will stand.” He tells you with a kiss on the cheek.
Rocket loves getting drunk with you at your place. He doesn’t like pubs, bars or clubs because people stare at him and take photos so you both prefer just hanging out at your place. It’s also easier to sort him out if he gets too drunk. “We can’t go to bars because people stare! Well I didn’t ask to get made!” He yells obviously drunk as he falls onto your shoulder. “I know honey, but I think it’s time for you to go to bed.” You tell him as you- the only person besides Groot he lets pick him up- pick him up and take him to your room where you put a movie on.
Fandral likes to try everything that the city has to offer from bungee jumping to carnivals. He mainly likes showing off really. “Step right up! See how strong you are! Hit it to the top and you get a prize!” You both hear a man shout advertising the game at the carnival. “I want to try this one.” Fandral says you like a child as he waits for you to give him money. “Here you go, babe.” You tell him with a kiss as you give him the money. “Win me something nice.” You tell him before he begins and he turns around giving you a smile and a salute.
Thor wants to go to every restaurant, diner and cafe on Earth. He thinks that Earth food is great and he wants to try them all. Even though he eat at so many places though, he always thinks that your pancakes are “the best in all the nine realms” as he puts it. “MMMMM.” He groans as he takes another bite of the pancakes you made. “Darling, you make the best pancakes.” He tells you with a mouth full of food. “Well thank you!” You tell him with a chuckle.
Request: Could you please do a Thor fic
where the Asgardianreader, they had an arranged marriage, but after a year of
being married, they fell in love. Odin’s in Odinsleep so Thor’s king and Y/N’s
queen, and she’s pregnant with their first child? Could it be like her telling
him she’s pregnant his reaction, and then skip to the birth, where she has
twins, a boy, Aleksandr, and a girl, Ingrid.
Being of royal blood, it was inevitable that you were to
marry. You had actually been engaged since you were old enough to read, but you
only met your fiancé when you were a while older, old enough to understand that
one day, you would be marrying him. When you did meet your fiancé, you came
face to face with a dashing young boy with blonde locks and blue eyes- a face
you knew as the future king, Thor Odinson.