New clips for the film are being released and squarely hitting the mark with fans (check the hilarious new clip of Thor and Loki meeting Grandmaster), and early reviews from critics are calling Thor: Ragnarok the best Thor film yet, thanks in large part to the fun atmosphere created by director Taika Waititi.
Now, part of Marvel Studios’ “31 Days of HelaWeen” celebration that promises new Thor: Raganarok content daily throughout the month of October, the studio on Saturday released a new 30-second TV spot that points to all of the critical acclaim the film has reaped from top critics nationwide. The spot is a combination of previously-seen footage released in the past few months featuring the likes of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Hela (Cate Blanchett), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Heimdall (Idris Elba), along with snippets of new footage from the film; including for the first time narration from Odin (Anthony Hopkins), whose largely been absent from the film’s promotional materials, apart from the film’s posters. In the spot, Odin can be hear saying, “Asgard is not a place,” to which Thor replies, “It’s a people.”
Accompanying the spot are quotes from the likes of THR (“A Majestic Spectacle”), EW (“A Triumph”) and Empire (“The Boldest Marvel Film Yet”). Naturally, the last quote speaks volumes about Thor: Ragnarok, since it suggests Waititi’s deliberately daring approach to the beloved MCU characters transcends anything any of his fellow filmmakers have done before. From the film’s first teaser trailer in April, it became instantly clear that Waititi was intent on giving Thor a fresh and vibrant new playground to wield his mjolnir (and soon thereafter, sword) in; and went so far as to let his performers seize their moments on camera, as the helmer says around 80 percent of dialogue in the film was improvised.
And while every director’s style is different, hopefully Waititi’s influence will rub off on future MCU films as the blockbuster Avengers superhero series moves forward. True, the stories can’t all be as fun as Thor: Ragnarok promises to be, but the director is showing that there is plenty of room for energetic creativity.
Source: Marvel Studios
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