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.
Random question: Who's your favorite Superman villain? and why? or if you can't pick, top 3 favorite?
oh man man man you came just in time anon I’m going crazy because DC is bringing back my most favourite Superman villain of all time and I’m sweating here WORRYING if they don’t do him justice I’m gonna die D IE
so yeah, my most favourite Superman villain:
(god i hate it when they draw him hot)
some of you might go Manchester Black? Manchester? the dude in Superman vs The Elite??? i thought he was an anti-hero???!!!
nah the day he decided to target all people that are close to Clark, gave intel to Luthor about who is Superman, tortured Lois and gave Clark a hologram of her dead body i already counted him in villain category.
Joker in Suicide Squad being fucking insane and leaves his girlfriend for dead in a car under water when he knows she can't swim, and simply just being crazy throughout the whole movie:
"SOMEONE FUCK ME RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW" *drools*
It depresses me that The Last Jedi feels like an obligation rather than something I really want to see. Star Wars is my first fandom. It was my first fandom 20+ years ago. I lived and breathed the EU. I collected memorabilia. I handwrote binders of fic before I had access to the internet. That fangirl survived the prequels and yet now, it’s a week since it was released and I have made no effort at all to see it. I love the new trio, but the villains are so meh to me and with meh villains, my interest descends to apathy. Vader was and remains one of my favourite villains of all time, despite the prequels. Emo Sith and the Angry Space Weasley cannot compare.
(Also, yes, I know Emo Sith has tragic backstory in the novelisation, but if you can’t manage to get that across in the film, you are not doing a good job with your storytelling)
Well…finally here people, at the endgame with the series finale of
Wander Over Yonder with “The End of the Galaxy”, and I think an update
is due. For those who remember my last thoughts on Dominator here http://hsrw101.tumblr.com/post/142935418391/further-thoughts-on-lord-dominator
We finally got the last set of episodes so I figure its time to give my
own say on her. Cause let’s just say my feelings are…mixed.
Not saying the episode was bad, quite the opposite, it was awesome, but this episode did make me question Dominator’s character as a whole. But
I’ll get to that. I TOTALLY called on Dominator reaching that dilemma
about succeeding in her goals but then would realize there is NOTHING
left for her to do. But of course that all changes when Wander
unintentionally reveals that there is one planet left. What I didn’t
expect was them building up as to why she is the way she is, and that
was indicated best in “The Night Out”. Aside debunking the theory about
her having a symbioitic unison with her ship and showing that it is
indeed clothes that make the superman, we see Dominator cutting loose
outside of her conquest for destruction outside of her ship. She enjoyed
being around others like Sylvia, but doesn’t understand the concept of
friendship thinking that they’re beneath her unless they immediately
obey her like her robots. Then in “The Flower”, we see just how petty
she is as she’s trying to destroy the flower Wander and Sylvia are
trying to save as a means of crushing their hopes. Then finally in the
finale just shows how much she LOVES to torment others, especially Wander,
just to see him cry. Then when defeated we get the BIG revelation of her
motivation…sort of…but I’ll get to that, so Dominator as a
she totally lived up to being a threat as to why we wanted to see more
of her, and in the finale we see her going cuckoo for coco
puffs, getting sadistic glee as she torments everyone around her. But
then as we soon learn…all she wanted was to be with other people and
not be alone…YOU KNOW THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO TRY AND GET PEOPLE
TO LIKE YOU YA GOBLIN QUEEN JACKASS!
that’s just what I would say as a character cause I’m a snarky bastard
like that. But yeah, Dominator is all alone, so her ways to be with
others is to act like a bully in elementary school. In fact…, Dominator was acting more
like an immature child in later episodes as if she treats
everything around her like toys for her to destroy. While not understanding the
concept of friendship and as seen how she rejected Wander’s help…I had
this revelation…Dominator’s entire motive is EXACTLY like The Skull
Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask!
Both are alone due to tragic events (though unexplained on D’s end) they get powers and use it to bring mischief to others, especially enjoy making them suffer for fun, and finally their ultimate plan is to destroy their respective worlds all because they can. And yet all they wanted in the end were friends. Hell, I can make another similar comparison to Dominator with Puppetmon from Digimon.
Especially considering how both of them were defeated the same way. What they didn’t have were positive reinforcements, the very thing that the heroes had, FRIENDS. And as we’ve seen too, even after Wander saved her life and opened her eyes to the possibilities of being kind to one another, she refuses and storms off claiming she “didn’t want to destroy their stupid galaxy anyway!” ala Emperor Awesome from “The Party Animal”. Thus showing she’s no different than Hater and Awesome as being a very moody teenager…you know…as a villain…this revelation kinda makes Dominator a more pathetic bad guy in the end…
I just know anyone who knows me or likes Dominator would give me that exact same look, but hear me out. In the beginning she was much more menacing because she barely begun her plans and we barely knew her, until it was fully revealed in “My Fair Hatey” that she plans to destroy every planet in the galaxy…and yet she never had any after thought about what would HAPPEN when she did succeed. Even her robots suggested moving to another galaxy start over (like the fans theorized) but Dominator groaned at that claiming she’d have to start all over again, showing her lazy side along side her moody nature. Combined with how petty she was in “The Flower” much like a bully trying to destroy a kid’s science fair project. And yet under all that she’s a lonely bitter person who longs for companionship but her unknown origin and questionable addiction to blowing things up makes it hard for her to admit her problems due to her tremendous ego and pride. Its easy to say she’s more tragic that way, but considering they wanted to keep her as a threat (which is understandable) with no possible redemption, it kinda clashes with the end goal since until we get a 3rd season, to me, Dominator’s character is not truly realized. We got the menace, but we started to lose that when we saw her little to vague reason as to WHY she’s like this. And with this being the end of WOY, it only hurts Dominator’s character more.
But in retrospect, I don’t want to sound unfair. I get they wanted to keep the analogy simple for kids since this entire concept would appeal to them and was made for them. And its easier for them to understand the bully aspect than a more complicated villain. I think its just in some ways I was spoiled by other more menacing Disney villains who are even MORE unredeemable. Like Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls or one of my all time favourite Disney villains, Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Dominator as a character is STILL very enjoyable, but as a villain…my thoughts made me realize that she’s not that great as a villain as I thought she was. Sylvia made me think on that when she realized that when dealing with the survivors as to why Dominator was able to take over the galaxy so easily. Maybe its because I’m more used to the big epic clashes of good vs evil that we never saw much of in the show, hell, the one who came the closest to beating her and eventually did was Lord Hater. He was the only one apparently who was CAPABLE of taking Dominator on. And considering Dominator’s true nature once you take her powers away and expose her for who she is, she’s kinda lame as a villain. Then again, until we get that backstory, I’ll believe THIS as the reason why she’s like this http://tooneyd.tumblr.com/post/143908304023/the-super-secret-origins-of-lord-dominator
But who knows, that’s why I am HOPING that we can get Disney to renew WOY for a third season. Not only to see our fave characters back to more adventures, but to also see some more insight to the character that help rejuvenate the viewership in WOY, Lord Dominator. And to get a reminder as to why we fell in love with her in the first place.
And until then, we’re stuck with this cliffhanger…
My God! Caesar from Planet of the Apes has invaded WOY and apparently he’s radioactive! THAT CAN’T BE GOOD!
Personally, I think the key to a good villain is the calmness. Take Jim Moriarty for example. He is portrayed so perfectly, the way Andrew Scott had the perfect balance of calm and creepy, no emotions shown in his face to psychopathic facial expressions, movements and speech. Speech is also a key part, you’ve got to talk the part. Like Dylan O'Brien did when stiles was possessed by the Nogistune, the slow speech and the slowness of his actual movements, it’s perfect. The calmness though, back to that, see, when they’re calm and collected, talking slow and showing how much they truly don’t care for others, it shows how bad they are. You know from the second you see Jim Moriarty on your screen, nothing good is going to happen, he strikes you as bad because the way Andrew Scott portrays his body language, carelessness, calmness. And moving slow, that’s another thing. We’re going to -again- use Moriarty, (he’s my favourite villain of all time though for real) he does everything slowly, the walks slowly, his hands in his pockets, his movements are slow, you’re on the edge of your seat awaiting his next move. He wasn’t predictable. And he’s scary. He’s scary because all of those things, because even when he’s threatening Sherlock, he is calm and cool and it’s terrifying.
In conclusion, if anyone even wants to portray a bad guy, go to Andrew Scott, he knows how to do this thing, be s l o w.
I did the Disney Tag!:D Suuuper silly thumbnail, but it was fun to make.:’) Check it out if you get a chance, I’m going to pop the questions below, so feel free to Reblog and fill in your own answers to the questions, I’d love to read them!
1. Mention a character, which first you did not like, but you took a liking to it at the end of the movie
2. What do you prefer: CGI or hand drawn animation?
3. Which story/tale would you like to see as the next Disney movie?
4. Would you like to have a Disney themed wedding? If there is a concrete movie for it, tell me which one it is!
5. Which character did/do you have a serious crush on? 6. What is your favourite Disney Villain song?
7. What disney girl is the prettiest?
8. All time favorite disney soundtrack?
9. Scene in disney film that makes you cry?
10. First disney film you have seen?
11. What is a animated non-disney movie that you like?
12. If you could be any Disney Princess who would you be?
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