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Movie Brew-Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

Will we finally get a Thor movie where Thor is well written?

A long time ago I wrote a little piece about why I thought the MCU in general, and Thor, in particular were going to falter, big time, unless some things were addressed and not just brushed aside.

Unfortunately, except for Tony Stark’s actions and PTSD, none of these things were addressed, in fact, thanks to Age of Ultron and Civil War, these things were made worse, not better.

Now we have the Thor: Ragnarok Trailer and I can honestly say that between this and Spider-Man: Homecoming acknowledging a lot of my issues with the MCU and the fallout of the Avengers actions (as well as doing more to tie in the Netflix MCU than any movie/tv show so far), I actually have hope that we might see some actual character growth for someone that’s not Loki in a Thor movie:

So, here’s my five things I need from Thor: Ragnarok to make me like Thor again:

  • Thor to actually apologize, really apologize to Loki, for being a genuinely terrible brother and that Loki had every right to be pissed at him in every movie
    • Beyond what I noted in my piece above in TDW Thor ‘I love my brother so much’ Odinson:
      • Doesn’t even tell Loki about their mother’s death and neither he nor Odin allow Loki to attend his own mother’s funeral.
      • Leaves his brother’s corpse to rot on a foreign planet to go get some Jane Foster booty.
  • Loki to admit, canonically, that he threw the invasion because he was fighting Thanos’ mind control.
  • Both of them to admit that they’re arseholes, that they need each other and have a lot of growing up to do but that they’re stronger together.
  • Odin’s disappearance to be resolved in a way that makes sense and doesn’t make Loki a scapegoat or allow Thor to sidle out of the fact that he literally gave up his kingdom after a war when his people needed him the most.
  • Acknowledgment of the crimes of all the main cast of Thor, even if nothing’s done about it because Thanos is coming and they need all hands on deck, it needs to be dealt with on some level.

Before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming I truly thought the above to be impossible, however the MCU seems to be learning lessons and listening to criticism of the things that have bothered myself and other fans for years: That sometimes the good guys screw up and do horrible things but it’s okay to take responsibility for your actions. Real heroes actually try and be better instead of ignoring the things they’ve done wrong or constantly shifting blame to others for their own actions. That siblings should actually behave as such and adoption isn’t an excuse to immediately disown someone when it’s inconvenient to be related to them. That families of choice are sometimes the best families to have.

This combined with Tiaki Waititi’s seeming grasp of the genuine fun of Thor when he’s written well and the utterly epic casting of everyone but especially Cate Blanchett as Hela, who looks like she’s having the time of her life, has me wanting to see a Thor movie in the theater for the first time in a long time, and not just for Tom Hiddleston to own everyone he’s in a scene with.

What do you guys think? Does Thor: Ragnarok look amazing or meh? Do you think it’s going to be awesome or another let down? Tell us what you think in the comments.

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