THOR: RAGNAROK official thread (7/28/2017)
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In case anyone is wondering about this. I didn't think it was a movie you had to worry too much about kids 10 or older. Some of the big battle scenes may be a bit much.

Is Thor: Ragnarok OK For Kids?

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By the time we reach Thor: Ragnarok, we are 17 movies deep into this Marvel Cinematic Universe, so parents should be pretty familiar with the tone and tenor of this world and know -- basically -- what to expect. This is largely true, though with Marvel Studios bringing in fresh filmmakers on most of its stories now, those creative talents will bring their own sensitivities. You don't hire James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and ask him to NOT make a James Gunn movie, for example. So, every Marvel movie is not the same, and not all of them are made to appeal directly to kids.

 

Thor: Ragnarok works best as a comedy, with Taika Waititi leaning on Chris Hemsworth's impeccable timing to land some huge laughs. A lot of Thor relies on physical comedy. Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) is a bit of a lush, so she'll stumble off a ship's platform and fall on her face. Or Thor, as he tied up in chains, will keep spinning... interfering with his efforts to confer with a villain.


 

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Some of the jokes are a bit more risqué. Nothing major. There's a quick joke about an orgy. Hulk walks around with no clothes on in a scene, and while we see his Hulk butt, Thor comments about his Hulk shlong. Most of these are done quickly, in passing, and kids might not grasp them at all.

 

The language in Thor: Ragnarok is standard for a Marvel movie. The studio tends to get away with one or two "" (like when Spider-Man screams it in Captain America: Civil War). There's a "mess" in Ragnarok, and Thor calls someone a "son of a person_without_enough_empathy." That almost sounds Shakespearean coming out of the Norse god's mouth.

 

 

What age is Thor: Ragnarok good for? To be honest, this one felt more PG than it did the PG-13 rating that it received.

 

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8 hours ago, Bill C said:

Had nothing to do with Thor's personality, ability, or world. Why even use the material if you deviate so much from it that it's unrecognizable. 

Listening to the dialogue I kept thinking I was watching some cheesy teen sitcom or something. Even many of Hela's lines were literally slapstick comedy.

Loki was spot on as usual. Nothing else was right for the world of Thor.

someone should re-edit this movie with a laugh track

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Thor 3 goes into opening Domestic Box Office opening weekend with a healthy start from the earlier International Box Office markets.

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Add to this the Thursday night strong opening, and it is sounding like come Sunday there are going to be some super-impressive numbers. But the audience reaction score is very telling how long this will bring in the bucks based on word of mouth.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Hammers Mighty $14.5M Thursday Night; Opening Looking At $105M-$110M – Friday AM Update

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Thor: Ragnarok has come in at the high end of the range we saw last night with $14.5 million. Per Deadline sources, late yesterday we saw Thor: Ragnarok between $12M-$14M with ComScore/Screen Engine Post Trak audiences delivering a very rare 5 out of 5 stars.

 

Based on Thor: Ragnarok‘s Thursday night and what rivals are spotting for advance ticket sales and matinees right now, Thor Ragnarok is looking at a $37M-$42M Friday which would put it in a $105M-$110M opening weekend. Pretty damn good. Worldwide, by the end of the weekend, Thor: Ragnarok is expected to stand atop $400M-plus.

 

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1 hour ago, manetteska said:

Always hating on Marvel....sheesh.

but hector's not nearly as bad as the palindromic pals.  in a morbid fascination way, i actually come on this forum hoping to come across their stuff.

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And over 4K theaters this weekend.

4 minutes ago, Bosco685 said:

Thor 3 goes into opening Domestic Box Office opening weekend with a healthy start from the earlier International Box Office markets.

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Add to this the Thursday night strong opening, and it is sounding like come Sunday there are going to be some super-impressive numbers. But the audience reaction score is very telling how long this will bring in the bucks based on word of mouth.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Hammers Mighty $14.5M Thursday Night; Opening Looking At $105M-$110M – Friday AM Update

 

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10 minutes ago, Straw-Man said:

but hector's not nearly as bad as the palindromic pals.  in a morbid fascination way, i actually come on this forum hoping to come across their stuff.

I'm just messing with him... maybe. ;)

Who are these pals?

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2 hours ago, Artboy99 said:

some of the comments have me worried as I will be seeing this film this evening. Going to go into it with low expectations.

Don't worry, if you liked the other Marvel movie's you'll like this.  More of the fun from Gotg without any touchy feely (which would be too hard to do with gods etc imo).

I don't get the hate on the funny campness of the movie.  I think they were playing to the strengths of the Thor cast, I don't recall any negative lines or anything.  Nothing felt forced to me.   

 

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My “hate” is against those who had an issue with MOS because they felt they didn’t stay true to the character. I think they took IMHO a very boring/inaccessible character/world in Thor and made him entertaining. Great job. However this is not Thor and that’s ok. Just like the Superman in MOS is ok. 

 

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10 minutes ago, jsilverjanet said:

My “hate” is against those who had an issue with MOS because they felt they didn’t stay true to the character. I think they took IMHO a very boring/inaccessible character/world in Thor and made him entertaining. Great job. However this is not Thor and that’s ok. Just like the Superman in MOS is ok. 

 

well put.

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I don't think I've ever seen another movie that captured the look of a comic book so perfectly before. The action and the humor worked in tandem with each other. I don't think the movie was as overly comedic as some of the reviews say. There's plenty of drama and heartfelt moments. It may be my favorite Marvel movie. The friend I went with who is not a comic book fan loved it equally. I hope Justice League is as good.

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I went with my husband and 2 friends, we all enjoyed it and at least 2 of the others had no idea who anyone was,

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they didn't remember that Loki was Masquerading as Odin  in the last movie, either. 

I loved Loki, great job and Cate Blanchette was awesome.

I don't mind the comedy if it makes my friends enjoy the movie more.

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