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Thor : Ragnorok

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by ruffneck23, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Going to see this today. What a variety of superhero movies this year...Logan, Homecoming, Wonder Woman.
     
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  2. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    and justice league in a couple of weeks although im not that confident its going to be any good :(
     
  3. ruffneck23

    ruffneck23 Well-Known Member

    hope you enjoy it :)
     
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  4. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    Yeah; be interesting to see Joss Whedon's influence on it.
     
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  5. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    And GotG 2 which I forgot but was also excellent.

    Best year for Superhero movies since 2008. So 2nd best ever.

    Thor: Ragnarok was great. Comedy gold which will be well worth multiple watches. Apparently loads of it was improv.

    Clancy Brown did the fire-demon voice.

    It was nice to see
    Matt Damon, Sam Neil and Luke Hemsworth
    in the play at the start.

    The fight scenes were fine, two of them at least were great. There was one 'electrical' moment when me, my son and daughter looked at each other and went 'fuck yeah!'.

    Certainly the best Thor movie and up there with the best in the MCU. Part of that may come from general weariness of 17 movies in a franchise but it's good to see stuff like this.

    Also (this is in the trailer but I'll spoiler it)
    when Thor and Hulk are going to fight and Thor says "He's a friend from work!"...there was a kid from the Make A Wish Foundation on the set that day, it was his line and they put it in the movie
     
  6. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Saw this today & what a riot it was. I had to stop myself from whooping & clapping at the end.
     
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  7. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    I saw this today, and it really is an odd beast when compared to other MCU films. The oddest thing was the soundtrack - which was very electronic and reminded me of 'Stranger Things' - it seemed oddly subdued. Quite funny in parts (as long as you have avoided the Youtube scenes released already), but not demanding of the audience in any way. A perfect Friday night cinema visit popcorn film.
     
  8. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    You must be the only person in the universe who walked out of that with electronic music in their head. Honestly.

     
  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I read that the soundtrack is scored by a bloke from post-punk band Devo (hence the synths).

    That video above's music is Led Zep Immigrant Song tho
     
  10. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    He’s done most of the Wes Anderson films too. And Rugrats
     
  11. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    That "bloke" is Mark Mothersbaugh. He has written dozens of soundtracks for film and TV shows

    Mark Mothersbaugh - Wikipedia

    Edit: I see belboid got there already.
     
  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    definitely a bloke from Devo
     
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  13. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    No. The bloke from Devo ;)
     
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  14. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    Did anyone notice the soundtrack nod to
    Willy Wonka
    ...that made me smile!
     
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  15. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins Trainee Kiwi

    Yes - I just can't focus on it. My mind starts to wander as soon as it kicks off in anything. I try to see the complexity and perhaps beauty of the choreography but after 5 seconds, I just want it to stop so the story can carry on. It's the same thing with sport for me - my brain just doesn't want anything to do with it :D
     
  16. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    I don't know about anyone else - the use of Led Zepplin wasn't exactly unusual or unexpected in the context of cinematic boombast - that might be why the electronic stuff stood out so much?
     
  17. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    OK....name another film with Led Zep music :)

    No cheating.

    It's extremely rare.

    The rest of the soundtrack I thought was BIG and OPERATIC.

    So I went and listened to it. Here it is.



    Anyway....back to the film....

    ass-guard :D
     
  18. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    Do cover versions count?

     
  19. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn >¿✴

    Argo
     
  20. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    I have an urge to watch 1980s Flash Gordon, of late. Maybe even the 1930s serial... damn you, Thor!
     
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  21. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Somewhere under the raincloud

    IIRC they were only given permission to use the song in the title sequence, not the actual movie.
     
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  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    the credits for Iron Man one had sabbath. close?
     
  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    X-Men Days of Future Past does a pretty good job
     
  24. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    It isn't about the use specifically of Led Zepplin - the absolute sense of bombast works well - but it is unsurprising. Have a few big battle scenes - need a big bashy ball banging track to go with it - along with a wallet to be able to open access to license the track.

    Just an opinion.
     
  25. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    So's mine.

    btw I couldn't have named another film with Zep so props to ginger_syn (and I've seen Argo, sigh)
     
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  26. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    school of rock
    Wayne's world
     
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  27. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    School of Rock - Wikipedia
    School of Rock - Wikipedia
    Jump to Songs featured in the film - The film's director, Richard Linklater, scouted the country for talented 13-year-old musicians to play the rock and roll music featured on the soundtrack and in the film. The soundtrack includes "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin, a band that has rarely granted permission for use of their songs in film and television.
     
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  28. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430

    I really liked Argo!
     
  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    and NO Stairway to Heaven in Wayne's World ;)
     
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  30. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn >¿✴

    Rewatched it last week :)
     

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