Thanks to work, I’ve only just caught up with Thor: Ragnarok – another solid seven out of ten film from Marvel Studios. One thing the film does do is highlight Marvel’s problem with comedy and how it undercuts any tension the movie may have.
I’m not saying that superhero movies shouldn’t make a single joke. In fact characters like Thor need to embrace the silliness of their premises but they need to do it in a way that still takes their stories seriously. Below the break I’ll have examples!
On Friday night I caught the final hour or so of the 2004 movie Troy. Having seen the movie when it first came out, and not being the biggest fan of the film, my mind started to wonder and the following things occurred to me so here for a few thoughts on the movie Troy (which can all be found below the break of course.)