Marvel's Merriest Moments

8/21/2021

It's about time I get some Marvel quotes up on this site. It's been too long since I've had fun blogging, so I'm starting with the universe that gives me the most joy.


"I have been falling for 30 minutes!"

I never thought a Marvel movie could top Guardians of the Galaxy for sheer amount of amusement, but Thor: Ragnarok did just that. Thank you, Taika Waititi. This scene will get a laugh out of me every time. Never fails. Loki falling the entire time that Thor is casually strolling to Bleecker Street and then meeting with Doctor Strange was probably my favorite thing in the whole movie, which is saying a lot, because it's thoroughly fantastic.

When I saw him splat to the ground for the first time, and do that little bounce, I never expected the breathless and shocked delivery from Tom Hiddleston that was just a pitch perfect reaction. It caught me off guard that the mischievous Asgardian Loki could be caught off guard like that. That Doctor Strange was the culprit made it even funnier. I just kept thinking about would I get used to the falling or would it be unbridled terror all the way? Surely, you've got to get tired of screaming your head off after a while, give up on trying to figure a way out, and just accept it.

All of Ragnarok was fantastic and had the theater howling with laughter. Even though I know what's coming, certain scenes even get funnier the more I watch them. Then I remember the ending and what comes next in the MCU and it puts a slight damper on things, but now that we have the Loki series it's all good.


Speaking of Ragnarok, a lot of funny happened during those 30 minutes. Thor being clumsy. ๐Ÿ˜ Strange making him dizzy with all the teleportation. ๐Ÿ˜„ Suddenly rolling down the last few stairs. ๐Ÿ˜† The enormous magically refilling beer glass. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thor's "umbrella" smashing up everything in the place trying to get back to his hand. ๐Ÿคฃ All of it is very funny and also warmhearted. It's a feel-good superhero action comedy with some dramatic moments.

I happened to come across a sentence that irked me in the Google summary of an article from someone who didn't like Ragnarok so much. They're the kind of person who thinks comedy undercuts drama. If you think that's always the case then you haven't been watching the right things. When it's done right—when the writers, directors, and actors have the talent and everything comes together—comedy underscores the drama, gives the poignant moments a deeper ache. It doesn't soften the blow but gives it more of an impact. When just a moment ago you were laughing but now tears are filling the corners of your eyes, the lighthearted becomes quite heavy. Some MCU examples are Odin dying with his sons by his side or Thor time traveling and seeing his mother or Tony Stark, always the wisecracker, sacrificing himself for the universe. For a perfect non-MCU example, watch something like Serenity and see how quickly you go from laughing and relieved to devastated.

That's it for now. I'll update further when I have time. I published it now, with only a few videos, because I always procrastinate on these pages. I usually work hard on them, taking weeks of my time trying to make them perfect and have all the things, then never add them to the site just because they're works in progress. I've realized they will always be works in progress, so better to add them to the site now rather than never.

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