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Thor: Ragnarok

The hype was real with Thor: Ragnarok. I loved the idea of funny Thor in space with the Hulk bro-ing it up, and given Marvel’s track record, it was bound to be heaps of fun to watch, even if the plot may be a bit thin and the villains poor.

But man, did Thor: Ragnarok surprise me. While the plot and pacing was off, it defied my expectations and can handily call itself one of the most enjoyable Marvel films to date, plus it has an awesome villain.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Trailer

Hands down the BEST trailer I’ve watched this year.

I thought the Thor: Ragnarok trailer was great for its fun and hip vibe, and the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer was great to watch like a mini-film (and the hype over the best on-screen Spider-Man yet; sorry Tobey Maguire!).

But THIS. This is what a trailer should be. Teasing the audience with every scene. Showing us glimpses of the epic saga that’s about to unfold. The visuals are stunning. The lines are well chosen. THE HYPE TRAIN IS CHARGING THROUGH TOWN LIKE A DREAM SEQUENCE IN COBB’S BRAIN, PEOPLE.

I hope they do the ‘start with a panting protagonist’ thing only up to Episode IX though. We had Finn do that for Episode VII, and now Rey for Episode VIII. Maybe just do Poe in Episode IX and that’s it. Don’t need too much of that.

Thor: Ragnarok – Trailer

This looks like it’s going to be SO MUCH FUN. Lots of Guardians vibes here, what with the music and the Dave Bautista/Drax humour when Thor meets Hulk. Cate Blanchett might actually make an epic Marvel villain for once, but I’m not holding my breath on that one. I spot Loki too, but he doesn’t seem to be the main villain this time, so we’ll see how that plays out.

The colours are pretty vibrant here (including for the film title), which further emphasises the more cheerful tone the movie seems to be headed towards. Given that the press so far seems to hint at some sort of ‘buddy road trip’ film, I’m totally expecting the trailer to only be showing the early parts of the film, and Thor is going to escape with Hulk and try to find their way back home.

HYPED.

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Trailer

I adored Tom Holland’s version of the teenage Spider-Man in Civil War, and it looks like much of the same here. It cuts a different tone to the other MCU films, and I look forward to what it has in store. I mean, this trailer is nowhere near as entertaining as the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, but this feels like it’s going to be a meaningful addition to the Marvel franchise unlike Thor.

Also, please don’t show us Uncle Ben dying. I figured it’s probably not going to happen given that they didn’t make Peter quote that overused line verbatim. But I still have to say it. Spider-Man is into its 3rd franchise now. It’s the most popular Marvel character if I’m not mistaken. EVERYONE knows his origin story. Let’s not repeat it again, yea?