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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #653 - THOR: RAGNAROK (and some other cool trailers)

Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #653 - THOR: RAGNAROK (and some other cool trailers)

Hi Mom,


It's really so difficult to keep up on all the content in just the comic book genre let alone the greater SF, fantasy, action, comic book genre.

I finally man aged to see Captain America: Civil War over spring break. I still have not seen Ant Man, and I have not seen the all recent X-Men films, or the last Wolverine thing that hit the screen last month.

Not enough time.

Speaking of time, this one is short and features some re-posting as I am deep in studying for finals mode.

I am re-posting some content from one of my favorite bloggers -- Charles Skaggs of DAMN GOOD COFFEE AND HOT -- for some summary action of the main trailer here for Thor: Ragnarok.

So, beyond that "title track," I added a bunch more trailers of upcoming films this year that I am excited about with an emphasis on comic book films, though I added a few other gems, like the upcoming this next month (May) King Arthur, The Mummy, War for the Planet of the Apes, and most especially Blade Runner 2049, which may be the film I am most looking forward to of the lot.

The big question with the trailer for the Justice League is whether Superman will appear in the film. I like what I see, though I feel it's weak without Green Lantern and Superman. I am sure fans are up in arms about the depiction of Aquaman so different than the traditional depiction. As a HUGE Aquaman fan, I like the re-imagining. The Justice League is still very white, so with some people of color -- Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg -- it is feeling a bit more balanced. But then remember that most of the heroes in the league were creation of the 1930s and 1940s even though the league itself did not debut until the 1960s.

I like the Wonder Woman trailer a lot.

Ditto Spider-Man, though I think it was wrong to merge the new Miles Morales continuity with the old Peter Parker tropes.

Come on, Marvel. Would it have hurt to cast a kid who actually looks like Miles Morales. Hey, just call him Miles Morales.

I found out about Sofia Boutella when writing about last year's Star Trek movie. I like her as the lead in The Mummy.

And it may go without saying that I am a huge Planet of the Apes franchise fan. But if not, see this


That's all for now, because I am studying for Calculus...

Oh yeah, here's Thor. He's getting a bit of the Guardians of the Galaxy treatment, but it's good. It's right.


First THOR: RAGNAROK Trailer Teases Hela and the Hulk

Guardians of the Yggdrasil, anyone?

Marvel has released the first teaser trailer to Thor: Ragnarokthe third film in the Thor series directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth as everyone's favorite God of Thunder.

The one minute, fifty second trailer opens with Thor lowered into a deep, dark cavern while imprisoned in chains.  "Now, I know what you're thinking," he says in a voiceover.  "How did this happen?  Well, it's a long story..."

As the sounds of the Led Zeppelin classic "Immigrant Song" begin to play, we see Hela, the ruler of Hel and Niflheim (played by Cate Blanchett), catch Thor's hammer Mjolnir in the palm of her hand and shatter it.

"Asgard is dead," she declares to a legion of Asgardian warriors just before we see fleeting images of Thor being caputred in a net by aliens, and Thor's fellow Asgardian warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) charging into battle with Hela while riding her winged horse Aragorn.

Valkyrie brings Thor to see the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), ruler of the planet Sakaar. "What have you brought today?  Tell me," he asks.

"A contender," replies Valkyrie.

More fleeting images follow, including Heimdall (Idris Elba) smashing a warrior's face with a new sword, Skurge the Executioner (Karl Urban) using some form of assault rifle, and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) twirling a pair of blades.

"It's main event time," announces the Grandmaster as Thor enters a large gladiatorial arena, now sporting a distinctly shorter hairstyle.  "And now," continues the Grandmaster, "I give you...your incredible --"

All at once, the Hulk smashes through the opposing door, wearing the armor from the "Planet Hulk" comics storyline.

Initially stunned, Thor quickly smiles and cheers at his opponent, shocking the entire arena into silence.  "We know each other!" Thor tells the Grandmaster.  He's a friend from work!"

The Hulk, possibly remembering his rivalry with Thor from the first Avengers movie, charges after Thor and the two leap high into the air at one another.


Reflect and connect.

Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.

I miss you so very much, Mom.

Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.


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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1704.20 - 10:10

NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.
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