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omniac

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bouken red

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Subj: Re: I'm really not sure if this is a good thing...more on Taika Waititi's inspiration for Thor 3.
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 at 03:48:43 pm EDT (Viewed 284 times)
Reply Subj: I'm really not sure if this is a good thing...more on Taika Waititi's inspiration for Thor 3.
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 at 12:10:42 pm EDT (Viewed 347 times)

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http://screenrant.com/thor-ragnarok-taika-waititi-flash-gordon-inspiration/

"I loved the kind of cosmic trippy vibe of the Thor comics. Another influence for me was Flash Gordon. I grew up loving that movie. … I’ve often said if Freddie Mercury were alive, I would have asked Queen to do the soundtrack. It just has that feel: it’s a cool bold, colorful cosmic adventure. And it just needed to be fun."--- Taika Waititi

First of all, the Thor comics was never a "cosmic trippy vibe".

Second, Flash Gordon??? We are on full campy mode now Thor fans.


There are pluses and minuses with Flash Gordon.  The pluses in terms of considering what this might mean for the upcoming Thor movie include the score, fast-moving rapid style pace, done with energy and love, and the main character managing to unite disparate sides to join with him in overcoming the villain.

The minuses would include the campy dialogue (which actually was intentional for that movie) and the wooden acting of the lead Sam J. Jones.  I don't have much fear of either of those factors with Ragnarok, but one never truly knows until we see the final product.

In reading parts of the recent Empire article on line, I am actually hopeful for this movie:
Empire Thor Ragnarok article

Producer Winderbaum says, "With Mjolnir destroyed by Hela and a de-powering 'obedience disc' attached, he's got to use his smarts, his charisma, and his savvy to navigate his way off this world."

Taika says, "Thor needs to achieve his goals, but he's also dealing with this character (the Hulk) who's very volatile."  "How do you deal with a character who's complicating things and making your mission harder?"

In an earlier article we were led to believe that the inspiration for the film was Kurt Russell's character in "Big Trouble in Little China", where Jack Burton was a likeable clueless guy who stumbled his way to victory mainly through the efforts of those around him.

I am far more encouraged by the Empire article and what it has to say then I was with the earlier article.  Not to mention that both trailers have been superb.  But the movie will tell the true tale, not the hype or the nitpicks prior to its release.

Cheers,
Neil



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