I enjoyed the first two Thor films. Admittedly on second viewings they weren’t quite as great as I remembered them but still watchable. I enjoyed seeing Asgard, Vanaheim, the Aesir and Vanir up on the big screen but the plots were never quite the Shakespearean tragedies they were perhaps meant to be.
Ragnarok is looking like an altogether different prospect.
I’ve been tentatively excited about this since Taika Waititi was announced as director. My excitement is no longer tentative. His work is funny, charming, well observed, and not afraid to be strange and this trailer is hitting all the right notes.
I want nothing more than to see Thor exploring strange parts of a weird universe populated by the cast of a Star Wars/Flash Gordon mash-up universe cracking jokes while Led Zeppelin blares out.
November feels a long way off (even with the plethora of superhero films coming out between now and then). To fill the gap you should (whether you’ve seen them already or not) watch What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
Or for something a little more informative (though likely completely unrelated to the plot of the next Thor film) you could learn a little more about Ragnarok from everyone’s favourite Cowboy Viking.