With Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok arriving on Blu-ray and DVD today, it's the perfect time to reflect on this superhero blockbuster in a satirical way, with the new Honest Trailer for the third Thor movie. Typically, Honest Trailers tear bad movies to shreds, but they can be just as entertaining by skewering the movies that are universally beloved, like Thor: Ragnarok, which was both a critical (92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial ($314.2 million domestic, $853.8 million worldwide) success. If you still haven't seen Thor: Ragnarok, there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
The Honest Trailer begins with narrator Jon Bailey (a.k.a. Epic Voice Guy) taking Marvel to task about its elaborate, and lengthy, new Marvel Studios logo that precedes each MCU movie. The narrator goes on to state that Thor: Ragnarok represents a bold new direction that Marvel undertook for the Thor films: "not making them suck." He does have a point, since both 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World are widely considered to be the worst films in the MCU. Part of making this movie "not suck" is trimming a lot of "dead weight," such as not featuring Thor's girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) or Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), killing off The Warriors Three (Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano and Zachary Levi), taking away his hammer Mjolnir, destroying his homeland Asgard and even cutting his hair.
The trailer also makes a rather hilarious point that, despite Thor having the ability to shoot lightning through his hands, he spends a significant chunk of the movie getting electrocuted. After Thor and Loki's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) "Luke Skywalker's himself into the afterlife," it isn't the brothers who take over the crown, but their long-lost sister Hela, who is hilariously described as the "Goddess of Pointy Things." The narrator also brings up a good point that perhaps Thor should have been the "adopted" child, since he bears such little resemblance to his father and siblings.
The narrator also pokes fun at the abundance of jokes that are peppered throughout the film, much more than previous Thor movies, with writer-director Taika Waititi "tagging" scenes that might normally be rather boring and filled with exposition, with jokes. While the narrator admits that the filmmaker may "overdo" it with the jokes at times, they're still rather effective. He also points out how this will be the closest anyone will come to a true Planet Hulk adaptation, carrying certain elements from that iconic comic book story over for this big screen adventure, while pointing out how little it takes Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) to get over the fact that he's been stuck as the Hulk for the past two years.
This trailer also mentions that Thor: Ragnarok has the best bridge scene since Deadpool, the best "two-man laser fight scene" (where Thor and Loki team up together) since Starship Troopers and the best, "vehicle chase sequence where the hero leaps out of the vehicle to take the bad guys down by hand, since all the other ones." The trailer then showcases clips from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and even last month's Black Panther. Take a look at this hilarious new "Honest Trailer" for Thor: Ragnarok below, courtesy of Screen Junkies YouTube.