“I Love Spoilers.”
They did not talk about how Facebook Oculus employees were encouraged to read this book or the fact that it is shaping fb’s Metaverse, but I liked the point on male easter egg vigilance paralleled to the female obsession with true crime and their belief in hypervigilance (16:00 time stamp is where the convo gets really good, ~18:00 is the comparison mark).
While this is the first Thor movie I’ve actually felt compelled to see, I think my intrigue has more to do with the syncretic mix of non-Norse imagery in its advertisements:
The above poster looks a lot like iconography for the Hindu Pantheon, complete with lots of arms and the hyper use of color:
And then we see a Pegasi, from Greek myth, in the trailer:
Granted, Valkyries did fly through the air, arguably on horseback. It’s just not a decidedly Norse creature when given feathered wings…
And at one point Thor is forced to fight Hulk, Roman gladiator-style:
So, my last thought is:
Other than just the Norse gods themselves, where’s the Nordic flair?