I’m avoiding NaNo for a little bit (but I will get to this month’s Beautiful Books later) to talk about a movie that I saw over the weekend:
It was my brother’s birthday, so I decided to treat him (and myself 😉 ) to the movies. So Sunday afternoon, he drove us to the movies. it was sold out (low-key [lol] glad that we bought our tickets online), and we had to sit in the second row. like, the FRONT second row. so we were looking up at the screen like this for two hours:
my neck was not happy, let me tell ya
BUT MY NERDINESS WAS
I will try to cover most of the cool stuff without revealing too many important spoilers (although that shouldn’t stop you from going to see this movie asap – unless you are prevented in some way, in which case I totally understand)
before the movie even started, my geek side was very happy. I saw the trailers for two highly anticipated (by me) movies: Murder on the Orient Express and Black Panther. so I was excited. and then the movie actually started.
MAIN AND/OR INTERESTING CHARACTERS:
- LOKI : this should probably be mentioned first. a few years ago, I could not understand the hype surrounding Loki AT. ALL. and now he’s one of my favorite characters and ended up being my favorite character in this movie. GOSH, IT’S SO HARD TO NOT SAY SOMETHING THAT MIGHT BE SEEN AS A SPOILER. but maybe it’s not, cause most people have seen the trailers. anyways. the ‘get help’ scene was my fave XD but yeah, I felt that Loki’s character arc in the past couple movies he’s been in has been amazing, and this movie really put his personality into highlight and showed us what we can expect from him in the next Avengers films. I seriously can’t wait until Infinity War comes out 😀
- THOR : I kind of missed his polite, formal personality. I can kind of say that was due to the fact that he has spent more time on Earth and picked up some of Tony’s personality, but still. I mean, it was cool to see him joking around, but it felt less ‘Thor-like’ than in the past. BUT I really like his new haircut. I feel like now, kind of like RDJ is Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth is becoming more synonymous with Thor. and I like that 🙂
- VALKYRIE : one word: alcohol. not a fan of how much she drank. aside from that blip, she was pretty cool. I love her hair. that sounds kinda weird, but it’s true. and the Valkyries look/sound reallllly cool (except for this one’s drinking problem – does that count as a spoiler?). like, can I be one, please?
- HELA : as the only female villain in the MCU so far, she ticked most of the boxes. super powerful: check. cool outfit: check.
messed up eyeshadow: check.and she has the coolest wolf ever. AND IT’S FREAKING CATE BLANCHETT. for those of you who have seen the Lord of the Rings (only the best movie franchise EVER), she plays Galadriel. and at one point she says: ‘in place of a Dark Lord, you will have Queen.’ she does say ‘not dark’, but hey. that’s all I can think of when I see Hela. and her ‘henchman’ is the same actor who plays Éomer. haha. I see what y’all did there.
- HULK : soooo. this was kinda weird. Bruce didn’t really … act … like the Bruce that I know and love. I don’t know if it was his voice (higher than normal), or what, but maybe it had something to do with the fact that – ERROR SPOILER FOUND – whoops. so yeah, that was a little disappointing. and he also felt like more of a comic relief that anything else 😦
- OTHER CHARACTERS : Heimdall is a boss, I freaking love him. and his dreadlocks… umm, yes. I wish he had a larger part, but he was perfect nonetheless <3. the rock man,
what’s-his-nameKorg, was really funny. Skurge reminded me of Alfrid from the Hobbit movies for SPOILER reasons, but he was okay. the Grand Master was funny but also really crude and messed up. and omigosh, Doctor Strange‘s cameo gave me life. I haven’t seen his movie yet, but I absolutely loved his character from what I’ve seen. ‘okay, we’re done.’ SO GOOD.
- at one point, my brother leaned over and whispered that this one place in the movie reminded him of Ancient Rome. it didn’t look at all like it, but the things the people did and celebrated was very reminiscent of the Roman Empire before it’s fall. so that was a bit disturbing.
- language is not a huge problem, but a few inappropriate jokes are thrown around regarding the names of places and things.
- a bit more obviously, considering Hela is the ‘goddess of death’, we see some people getting incapacitated and the like.
- I was a bit… disappointed isn’t really the right word, but I guess it works… the movie felt more like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, what with the humor and all that. I like the Guardians movies (the second is better, can I hear an ‘Amen!’?), but the tone felt a bit wrong for a Thor movie.
- and I can’t think of anything else
SO YEAH. I would love to see this movie again sometime, if just to revel in Loki again XD
have you seen Thor: Ragnarök yet or are you planning on seeing it? if you’ve seen it, who was your favorite character? wasn’t Loki amazing?
alright, I’ll be back soon with Beautiful Books!
have a great week, everyone!