Thor: Ragnarok

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The end is already in sight. Only two more films to watch after this before we can tackle Avengers: Endgame. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Today we talk about Ragnarok, the final Thor solo movie (so far)!

The Plot:

Siblings can be such a pain in the ass! Thor already has his hands full with Loki when another “blast from the past” enters the picture…

The Rating:

After the second Thor movie was a bit of a miss for me, I dialed my hopes for Ragnarok down. Turns out, the film was actually a pleasant surprise!

Thor Ragnarok is one of the funniest MCU films so far. The humor is absolutely great and many of the introduced characters are hilarious (e.g. Jeff Goldblum’s character.
The banter between Thor and Loki is off the humor charts. You might remember the “We need help” scenes, which had me in tears from laughing too hard.

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Thor: The Dark World

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Welcome to another Thor movie review! We made it to the second of a total of three Thor solo films. Let’s take a look at The Dark World!

The Plot:

While Thor is still dealing with the aftermath of the first Avengers film’s events, Loki is rotting in jail. Things are going rather swell in Asgard when Thor love Jane Foster gets infected by the Aether and the end of all nine worlds seems imminent.

The Rating:

Well, I’m not in love with this one. As was the case with Iron Man 2, I think the second film in the Thor franchise is also the weakest one.

I wasn’t really intrigued by the story. To be honest, the only character I actually cared for in this film was Loki. And there’s not much of him in The Dark World.

Although I think that her character is really kick-ass, I just couldn’t be bothered to be interested in Natalie Portman’s storyline.

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Thor

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After The Incredible Hulk, we have another new addition to the MCU franchise to discuss today. Thor is one of the original six Avengers, so let’s talk about his first film!

The Plot:

After the Asgardian God Thor fucked up big time, his father Odin exiled him to earth, stripped of his powers.
As Thor tries to settle on earth, his “brother” Loki has big plans…

The Rating:

While I wasn’t overly fond of The Incredible Hulk, Thor really did it for me.

What they did with the original Norse myths is quite surprising and I love that Marvel decided to go in that direction.

One of the biggest points that made Thor so great is the sense of humor. So many moments in this film are outright hilarious.

Apart from that, we get some impressive fighting sequences and the set design for Asgard is stunning. Anthony Hopkins stars as Odin, Rene Russo as Frigga, his queen. How could that not turn out great?

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Book Review: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)

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I recently finished Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. So I’m ready to dive into a series. What better choice would there be than Rick Riordan’s latest take on the Norse Gods?

Goodreads Cover - The Sword of Summer

Goodreads Cover – The Sword of Summer

 

The Plot:
Magnus Chase is your regular teenager. Except for the fact that he is homeless. And the son of Frey, a God. Oh, and he’s dead.
Well, Magnus had no idea that his life was about to change completely but it turns out, being that isn’t that bad. At least not when you made it to Valhalla, a place where worthy warriors get to wait and train for Ragnarok.
But before Magnus can make himself comfortable he has to go on a quest to retrieve the Sword of Summer and prevent Ragnarok from happening, well, next week…

 

The Rating:
As you know, I completely devoured Rick Riordan’s book on the Greek Gods. So I was super excited to check out his latest series on the Norse Gods. Continue reading