Several years ago my husband and I decided to dip a collective toe into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. MCU for short. I think we started with one of the Ironman movies and moved on from there. At this point, my husband is a Thor man and I am firmly Team Captain America. Yes, a mixed marriage for sure. But, we co-exist.
This being the case, Thor: Ragnorok was a necessary part of the weekend.
If you like the Marvel franchise, you’ll see it. If you haven’t taken a dip yet, and chose this particular spot to wade in, you may be confused. Either way, just like its poster the movie is garish, lots of loud rock n roll, a fun Gene Wilder Willie Wonka reference, and several shots of Chris Hemsworth’s unclad torso. (If you’re into that sort of thing.)
Oh, and if you are a fan of the Asgardians. you will get to see a fully-clad Heimdall, (Idris Elba), FINALLY getting to do more than guard the Bifrost Bridge.
It was fun and did move the story along. The next installment will be Black Panther, coming in early 2018, with the BIGGIE being The Avengers: Infinity Wars in May. The site CinemaBlend seems to be a go-to for all things Marvel. There are spoilers a plenty so proceed with caution.
Again, big and gaudy is Ragnorok. Fun, but I came home and watched all three Captain America movies. Go, Cap.
Oh, and if you haven’t bought your copy of the holiday anthology, A Very Austen Christmas by our own Barbara Cornthwaite, Robin Helm and Laura Hile, do so. You can help keep them cresting on their wave as No 1 in it’s category.