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Review: MFR Says THOR: RAGNAROK Is A Smartly-Crafted Dumb Movie (w/Video)

Some of us have developed a real love/hate relationship with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the one hand, we give them credit for taking the genre to new heights and for creating a landscape that’s a virtual dream-come-true for people who grew up on comic books and superhero cartoons. On the other hand, their films can be so frustratingly average and reliant on pandering and people-pleasing that they’re almost entirely disposable and interchangeable. It is with this internal conflict that I sat down to watch Thor: Ragnarok last week, with a split sense of expectations within me. Just based off...

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FILM REVIEW: In THOR: RAGNAROK Funny Super Hero Shares Spotlight With Next Wave

It must be difficult being a world-renowned hyper-muscular superhero, particularly if you are a member of the Asgardian Royal Family, what with the demonic, murderous siblings and all. That is the cross that Thor must carry in the third and for-now final installment of his movie trilogy, where Chris Hemsworth shares the stage aplenty. In Thor: Ragnarok it is not with his fellow Avengers (sometimes only with Revengers), but with his trickster half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and with a long-lost, revenge-lust sister Hela, the Goddess of Death, played with amusing perfection by the sublime Cate Blanchett. And then some....

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Check out new THOR: RAGNAROK Featurette “The Revengers”!

Just about a week away from the exciting release of the well-reviewed Thor: Ragnarok (our own reviews are coming forthwith) Marvel has released a featurette entitled “The Revengers” to promote the film. The clip shows Thor but also Hulk, Tessa Thompson as a Valkyrie And Tom Hiddlestone as Loki as a band of misfits with a particular mission in mind. In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld...

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EL FANBOY: “That BLADE RUNNER Threesome, Brolin For BATMAN, and The Future of MARVEL and DC!”

There’s a lot to talk about this week, and El Fanboy host Mario-Francisco Robles covers it all. Whether it’s a spoiler discussion on one of BLADE RUNNER 2049’s most controversial scenes, Josh Brolin talking about being part of the X-Men Universe and the Marvel Universe (and why he SHOULD have been in the DC Universe), Karl Urban possibly reprising Dredd, Netflix dominating the world, and Harvey Weinstein’s indiscretions actually hurting JUSTICE LEAGUE…there’s a ton to talk about. Along the way, he also touches on Box Office, new trailers for Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER, THE NEW MUTANTS, and STRANGER THINGS Season...

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New International Trailer For THOR: RAGNAROK

Splashingtons, we’re marching toward November 3rd and there’s an exciting new international (Chinese) trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. We see some new footage here, and well, just have a look.   Okay, here’s what I saw: New Sultur footage The wolf Hulk is fighting has green eyes. I wonder if Hela is in control of it It begins with Doctor Strange, rumor confirmed! Tom Hiddleston looks different, like his hair is too black At 1:13 Thor’s smile is so big it cracks me up This almost feels like someone said “why don’t we make the last Thor movie a Guardians...

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