No idea how this works, but I wonder if they recorded this while they were all in the same spot for Thor 4.
Yeah, this was probably my favourite episode because it was so much fun and actually commited to being a cartoon (that Loony Tunes fight between Thor and Carol!) It’s an episode about Thor throwing a massive party, of course it’s going to be silly! It was appropriate silliness, unlike Ant-Man’s flying head in the… Read more
And you can’t undervalue that they got almost the entire cast of Thor Ragnorok to reprise their roles. Yeah this was at least a B for me.
RELEASE THE FOAM
Samuel L. Jackson coming back for one line , to call him “Spicoli” made the episode an A- alone.
Chris Hemsworth absolutely knocked Party Thor out of the park, and if Thor: Love and Thunder is anything at all as nuts and silly as this was, it’ll be worth the wait.
Title of “What if... Thor was an Only Child” left me wondering if that means Hela just never existed in that universe either, but sadly, it wasn’t part of the story (I say sadly because having Cate Blanchett pop up to goth out the party a little would have been fantastic).
Also Selvig doesn’t show up in person but he… Read more
I absolutely loved this episode because of how insanely silly it was and the utter committal to it. Also I did laugh a lot, so since the comedy worked for me, it helped the episode along. The God of Partying is just such a natural gimmick for Thor and he was so enjoyable that for once I didn’t find Captain Marvel… Read more
Feels like it deserves more than a “C+”. It’s a silly lighthearted episode, much more enjoyable than the gloomy Dr Strange variant.
I want to pipe in to amplify your last paragraph—big Hollywood releases is pretty rarefied air, and many big cgi movie money has limits, but the funding for the MCU movie got that Scorcese or Villeneuve—who continue to make expensive movies—wasn’t the stuff that was directed to the part of cinema that at least for me… Read more
Villeneuve didn’t go on some rant — a reporter asked him a question about Scorsese’s comment on Marvel movies (a question that has no relevance to Dune) and he answered honestly. Furthermore, DV didn’t trash Marvel movies, he said (paraphrasing) too many of them have become repetitive and formulaic. Which. Is. True. Read more
I may have engaged in slight hyperbole lol... but by the third act when Rhodes and Stark team up in person again and take on Killian at the docks (and given that it’s a Shane Black movie), it’s hard for me to not see them as a reincarnation of Riggs/Murtaugh.
Even Wonder Woman ‘84? I salute your dedication!
It’s all well and good directing “great movies”, but like it or not, it’s the box office successes that pay for them, or inspire others to invest. Aquaman doing $1.2bn probably contributed a significant portion of Dune’s budget.
I think it’s not too much of a stretch to find some truth in his saying that too many of these movies are cut-and-paste. I could say the same of a lot rom-coms and buddy comedies. The fact that Marvel movies take up a lot of attention, scoop up a lot of screens, box office receipts, and studio funding just makes them… Read more
I got the controversy around Scorsese’s comment in a “how do we define ‘art’ and ‘cinema’ anyway” sort of way, along with the general gatekeeper-y tone some people saw in it. But “the MCU is formulaic” is just about the most milquetoast criticism someone could possibly levy against it.