"'I'll be honest this movie seems more like a comedy than a serious Marvel movie.' You're absolutely right, it does seem more like a comedy, doesn't it? Because. It is."
- Thor's opening lines sound like they're directed at the audience, until we see he's talking to a skeleton in his cage... whose lower jaw slowly cracks off.
- While Thor happily chats with Surtur, the fire giant's attempts at drama are continually interrupted by Thor slowly rotating away from him while hanging from a chain ("I'm not even doing anything, really"). Even funnier that Surtur actually waits, apparently he doesn't like being failed at drama. Surtur also becomes more and more annoyed as the conversation goes on, as though he believes Thor is doing this on purpose somehow.Surtur: This is my crown.
Thor: Oh, that's a crown? I thought it was a big eyebrow.
Surtur: [annoyed] It's a crown!
- There's also the initial greeting between the two:Surtur: Thor, son of Odin!
Thor: Surtur! Son of... a bitch! You're still alive! I thought my father killed you, like, a half a million years ago?
- Surtur also dislikes it when Thor misjudges, ahem.. the size to which he can grow:Thor: Let me get this straight. You're going to put your crown into the Eternal Flame, and you suddenly grow big as a house?
Surtur: [Suddenly SHOUTING!] A MOUNTAIN!
- The fight itself is rather hilarious as well, as Surtur with his badass look, badass purpose, and Badass Boast about Ragnarok gets utterly curb-stomped by Thor in under a minute, and then it only took so long because Thor was obviously toying, letting Mjolnir bounce off Surtur repeatedly (and finishing the fire demon with one lightning-infused hit when he decided to end it). And the exchange big badass boasts that preceds it is just as hilarious as it is badass:Thor: Anyway, it sounds like all I have to do to stop Ragnarok is rip that thing off your head.
Surtur: But Ragnarok has already begun! You cannot stop it! I am Asgard's doom, and so are you! All will suffer, all will burn!
Thor: Oh, that's intense. You know to be honest, seeing you grow really big and set fire to a planet would be quite the spectacle. But it looks like I'll have to choose Option B, where I bust out of these chains, knock that tiara off your head, and stash you away in Asgard's vault.
- While escaping Surtur's pet dragon, Thor plants Mjolnir on the dragon's lower jaw, effectively pinning it to the ground.Thor: Stay!
- While Thor happily chats with Surtur, the fire giant's attempts at drama are continually interrupted by Thor slowly rotating away from him while hanging from a chain ("I'm not even doing anything, really"). Even funnier that Surtur actually waits, apparently he doesn't like being failed at drama. Surtur also becomes more and more annoyed as the conversation goes on, as though he believes Thor is doing this on purpose somehow.
- The Running Gag of Thor giving a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner just as he summons Mjolnir and getting the timing wrong, thus ruining the moment.
- Thor eventually tells Heimdall to open the Bifrost... while the new custodian of the Bifrost, Skurge, is ignoring this, runs Heimdall down ("Heimdall was an idiot. This job should've made him rich!"), and is boasting to two girls about his job and how it allows him access to all the treasures in the universe... which include a moped and a couple of M-16s he found from a place he calls "Tex-arse" that he dubbed "Dez" and "Troy," because together they "destroy!"note . Then one of the girls finally points out that he's being called (after he's seen demonstrating a shake-weight), and he hastily lets Thor through...
- Just the idea that Skurge has been abducting random items from Earth. Like the mental image that he used the Bifrost to suck up a shake-weight. Imagine what that looked like down on Earth.
- The way Skurge introduces his collection. Remember, this is the guy who played Éomer, heir to the throne of Rohan. And Judge Joseph Dredd.
- ... which, since Thor's outrunning a jet-powered dragon, means that the dragon's head comes through too. Skurge is volubly unhappy about the latter, since he (and the girls he's entertaining) end up splashed with the monster's green blood and brains.Skurge: Well, well, look who decided to pop in. Thanks for scaring away my company and drenching my workplace in brains.
- Even better, either inertia or a higher trickster god causes one of the dragon's eyes to roll directly toward the girls.
- Then Skurge saying that he has to announce Thor, who instead just takes off towards the palace. Skurge stares after him for a moment, then sighs and starts jogging down the Bifrost.
- When Skurge finally arrives, Loki has already been outed by Thor. Loki angrily turns on Skurge and hisses that he was supposed to warn him.Loki: [glowering at Skurge] You had one job, just the one!...
- When Skurge finally arrives, Loki has already been outed by Thor. Loki angrily turns on Skurge and hisses that he was supposed to warn him.
- Anthony Hopkins' spot-on impersonation of Tom Hiddleston's Loki is just hilarious; starting with him mouthing the lines of the actor portraying Loki in the play, him muttering "Oh, shit" under his breath when Thor discovers him, up to him nervously trying and failing to talk his way out, and ending with him shouting "ALRIGHT, I YIELD!", before he changes forms. It's a sight to behold.
- Loki's absurdly tacky play depicting his supposed death scene from Thor: The Dark World.
- The cameo of Matt Damon as the actor playing Loki. Not to mention Sam Neill as Odin, and Luke Hemsworth upping his brother's ham by giving Thor a Big "NO!".Thor Actor: [sobbing] I will tell father what you did here today.
"Odin": [whispering to the Loki Actor who looks at him and seemingly forgets his line] I didn't do it for him.
Loki Actor: [looking back to Thor with completely earnest look] I didn't do it... [Dramatic Pause] ...for him. [groans; dies]
[cue the chorus]
Thor Actor: [as hammy as possible] NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
- The silly, high-pitched voice of the Sif actress when she squeals, "Somebody help!" You get the feeling that Loki, who wrote the playscript, is no longer fond of the real Sif. After all, he did banish her out of Asgard.
- His poor excuse regarding the Battle of New York is borderline Black Comedy, not to mention the way Thor's actor just handwaves it as if it was nothing (it's unlikely that the real Thor would share the sentiment):Loki Actor: I'm sorry I tried to rule Earth.
Thor Actor: [sobbing] They'd be lucky to have you!
Loki Actor: Sorry about that thing with the Tesseract. I just couldn't help myself.
Thor Actor: I know.
Loki Actor: I'm a trickster!
Thor Actor: [smiles proudly] So mischievous!
- "I just couldn't help myself" is doubly amusing for Norse Mythology fans because that was the mythological Loki's justification for most of the trouble he caused—he had a pathological need to stir shit up.
- The mentioning of Thor being turned into a frog and Loki's reaction (which gets funnier when Word of God confirmed that he wrote the entire play himself, so he's basically agreeing to his own lines):Actor Thor: It was a wonderful joke!
"Odin": 'Twas indeed hilarious! [chuckles]
- Bonus points for Thor's expression when that line is spoken. His face just screams "you really had to remind everyone of that? Really?"
- Loki asking Thor to build a statue for him with his helmet on, specifying "the one with the big bendy horns" as if there even was an alternative, and Thor immediately agreeing to it and promising that the statue will be big, making it look to the people of Asgard that they have to thank Thor for that tawdry 60+ft statue.
- When Loki dies in the play and Thor's actor gives a Big "NO!", a woman standing next to Thor starts to sob and puts a hand on Thor's shoulder, not even noticing who he is since she is so seized by the play. Meanwhile, another woman in the background gives the real Thor an almost disappointed look, as if she's thinking "I didn't know you were so emotional." Thor himself can just speechlessly stare.
- The angelic music that accompanies the performance is provided by an actual chorus (with accompanying chimes). Even better, it's the same exact melody as Brian Tyler's score for the original scene in The Dark World, retroactively invoking the Left the Background Music On trope.
- The corny delivery of this sappy line (which the real Odin would never say):Odin Actor: You were merely a little blue, baby icicle that melted this old fool's heart.
- And in case you missed it, the background painting that depicts Rainbow Bridge during the play is coloured literally with rainbow colours.
- After the play, Thor insults Loki "post-mortem", assessing that his statue is "a lot better looking than he was when he was alive", no doubt to taunt "Odin" to reveal his true self. The latter barely manages to hide his offense.
- The cameo of Matt Damon as the actor playing Loki. Not to mention Sam Neill as Odin, and Luke Hemsworth upping his brother's ham by giving Thor a Big "NO!".
- Thor telling off "Odin" for doing nothing but sitting around in a bathrobe eating grapes and watching theatre. It's hilariously comparable to telling off a family member for wasting away the day watching TV in their pajamas.
- While most Asgardians react shocked when Loki gets revealed, Odin's actor just pulls off his eyepatch with an exasperated sigh.
- Face to face at last, Loki begins to berate Thor in front of everyone for coming back and ruining things until Thor's single step forwards sends Loki scrambling away from him.
- Ever since the previous film, fans have been speculating what happened to Odin. Did Loki kill him? Do something else equally as horrible? The gruesome possibilities were endless. In the end, what did Loki do with him? Stuck him in a retirement home on Earth.
- With a Gilligan Cut to said retirement home being demolished, while Thor and Loki stand watching, wearing civilian clothing and blank expressions.Loki: I swear, I left him right here.
Thor: Right here on the sidewalk? Or right there, where the building's being demolished? Great planning.
Loki: How was I supposed to know? Can't see into the future. I'm not a witch.
Thor: No? Then why do you dress like one?
Loki: [genuinely offended] Hey...!
- With a Gilligan Cut to said retirement home being demolished, while Thor and Loki stand watching, wearing civilian clothing and blank expressions.
- Loki's somewhat weirded out reaction to Thor's claim he grieved for Loki following his seeming death on Svartalfheim.
- While Thor and Loki are in New York, two fangirls come up and ask to take a picture with Thor. Loki's "are we really doing this now?" expression is hysterical◊.
- And then moments later, he's smirking after one of the girls gives Thor her sympathies for Jane dumping him, after which Thor rapidly insists to Loki first that he dumped Jane, and then apparently that it was a "mutual dumping." Blink and you'll miss it, but Loki gives Thor a pat on the back, as if to say "Of course you did" to Thor's insistence on who dumped whom.
- Just the idea that the Avengers' romances are common knowledge like everyday celebrity gossip is funny in and of itself.
- The fact that the two fans pay no attention to Loki, despite the fact that he was responsible for the mass destruction in Manhattan just five years ago. Then you realize that they probably don't recognize him without his horns and flashy outfit.
- While it didn't make it into the final cut possibly due to being off-frame, footage of the filming of this scene shows that one of the girls does give a small Double Take at Loki.
- This scene is doubly hilarious when you consider that in real life, two tech-savvy teenage girls of the social media generation are far more likely to be fangirling over Loki than Thor. Anyone who doubts this has never visited Tumblr or DeviantArt.
- And then moments later, he's smirking after one of the girls gives Thor her sympathies for Jane dumping him, after which Thor rapidly insists to Loki first that he dumped Jane, and then apparently that it was a "mutual dumping." Blink and you'll miss it, but Loki gives Thor a pat on the back, as if to say "Of course you did" to Thor's insistence on who dumped whom.
- Loki's yelp when he falls through Doctor Strange's portal.
- Doctor Strange's appearance in the film is just one extended comedy skit. One gets the feeling that though he's doing his best to be helpful and polite, Stephen is not happy that Thor brought Loki to his hometown and wants the little troll gone.
- He first uses his Sling Ring to drop Loki through a sidewalk and leaves behind a cryptic calling card for Thor.
- Thor then pokes said business card with his "umbrella" and whispers "Loki?" as if it is not completely out of question that Loki just turned himself into a piece of paper.
- This gets even funnier when taken into consideration that it actually isn't out of the question. Thor mentions on Sakaar that Loki played a prank on him when they were eight, by turning himself into a snake, meaning Loki's shapeshifting is canon. Who's to say that he can't shapeshift into inanimate objects? One of the rejected versions was Loki turning into a rug covering a hole.
- Thor's reaction to first seeing Doctor Strange.Thor: So Earth has wizards now, huh?
Strange: ...The preferred term is Master of the Mystic Arts.
- Just seconds later, Thor completely ignores what Doctor Strange just said. Which is even funnier, when you remember how teed Strange gets when the other sorcerers call him "mister" instead of "doctor".Thor: Alright, wizard. Who are you and why should I care?
- Just seconds later, Thor completely ignores what Doctor Strange just said. Which is even funnier, when you remember how teed Strange gets when the other sorcerers call him "mister" instead of "doctor".
- Thor earns no love when meeting Strange by accidentally breaking some artifact (it looks like a collection of arrowheads decoratively arranged, suspended in midair around the center piece), and wrecking it further as he awkwardly tries to put it back together, while Strange grimaces.
- Thor asks why Strange didn't just call him, only for it to be pointed out that he does not actually own a phone. When he brings up that they could have used that electronic mail thing, Strange asks if he has a computer, which he wonders what he would need it for.
- Thor sounds incredibly smug when he says that those electronic letters are called an "e-mail," as if he's proud to know its meaning and now he has to explain it to this "wizard." Strange is not impressed.
- Also an amusing reference to a deleted scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming:Peter: I don't think Thor uses a phone.
- There is also the meta-implication that the two Omake-style "slice of life" videos of Thor making Darryl Jacobson's life hell (amongst other things, making Darryl write his emails for him because he doesn't know how they work) are canon.
- When Thor arrives at the Sanctum Sanctorum, Strange warps them from one room to another, causing Thor to constantly trip and run into furniture, culminating in Thor falling down on a staircase. Throughout it all, the two men have an increasingly petulant conversation about Loki and Odin.
- And of course, there's the "refilling beer stein" gag seen in the mid-credits of Doctor Strange. Bonus points: Once Strange gets a straight answer out of Thor, he starts folding space willy-nilly, causing Thor to start spilling it everywhere. And it keeps refilling.
- At one point, Strange warps himself and Thor while Thor is leaning on a bookcase... and ends up taking the bookcase with them. After seeing this, Strange warps them back to the library to put it back, and Thor ends up breaking a shelf off before they warp again.
- When Strange asks Thor for a strand of hair to make the incantation work, Thor barely has time to object that the mighty Thor's hair is not for touching before Strange simply reappears behind him and yanks some hair out of Thor's head.
- Even funnier still when you consider what Stan Lee does to Thor's hair later. This is not a good film for the Mighty Thor's hair.
- Thor gets his own back by summoning his hammer (disguised as an umbrella) from another room. We hear several crashes off-screen as the hammer probably destroys Strange's home. Strange's eye roll when he works out what's causing the crashes is epic.Thor: ...Ssssssssorry.
- Thor's "umbrella" is covered in glass shards and Strange is looking mournfully at them when Thor brushes them off.
- When Strange opens the portal to Norway, Thor comments that he and Loki could've just walked, completely unaware that Norway is an ocean away. This can also be a reference to the following scene originally taking place in a New York alley, thus making Thor's claims true.
- Strange then casually opens a portal to bring Loki back into the normal realm — as in belly-flopping onto the foyer — upon which Loki angrily yells that he was in a dimension where he was constantly falling. It makes you wonder if it brought back bad memories of his fall off the Bifrost Bridge.Loki: I have been falling for thirty minutes!
- Adding to the comedy, Strange apparently forgot he had left Loki, as his response to Thor asking for Loki indicates.
- Loki then draws his daggers and tries to charge at Strange, calling him "some kind of a 'sorcerer'" and "second-rate". Thor tries to quietly wave him off, but Strange simply slings a portal at both his "guests," causing Loki to fall flat on his face. Again.Strange: Alright, bye-bye.
- The cherry on top of the whole skit is Thor giving his great big "What a wonderful life I live" smile at seeing his little brother do another belly flop onto the grass.
- He first uses his Sling Ring to drop Loki through a sidewalk and leaves behind a cryptic calling card for Thor.
- Thor and Loki gain Hela's enmity almost immediately:Thor: You must be Hela. I'm Thor, son of Odin.
Hela: [disbelieving] Really?! You don't look like him.
Loki: [clearly uneasy] Perhaps we can come to an arrangement?
Hela: [snarling] You sound like him. note
- Then:Hela: Kneel.
Loki: Beg your pardon? [in a tone that just screams "Hey, that's my line!"]
- In a meta sense, when Hela first appears, you have to wonder if Thor isn't the adopted one. Loki and Hela have similarities in appearance which neither of them share with Thor. While Odin might have looked like Thor in his youth, if you look at his actor's pictures in his youth, you'll probably start asking questions.EpicVoiceGuy: Are we sure Thor's not the adopted one? Put him next to Hela, Loki and a young Anthony Hopkins and tell me he's not the odd one out.
- It may be in a serious scene, but one can't help but chuckle when they see the look on Thor's face after Hela catches Mjölnir and crushes the head.
- Hela in general. When she's not being cruel, murderous, or badass, she's being hilariously deadpan and just done with everyone's shit.
- Skurge's response to Hela as she struts into the Bifrost chamber just after curb skewering both Volstagg and Fandral dead in under 30 seconds, after a beat:Skurge: [holding a mop] I'm just a janitor.
- And it appears that's the job he got demoted into doing. Before Hela enters, Volstagg and Fandral are shown to have taken his place as the Bifrost sentries, with Skurge in the background pushing that mop, being left to clean up the mess of dragon's gore from earlier.
- Hela's return to Asgard is pretty funny. She looks completely bored at her fingernails before turning towards the camera and says in the most deadpan and derogatory way: "It has come to my attention that you don't know who I am."
- Hela stands before Asgard's army, all ready for battle, herself completely nonchalant about the situation, listing off her titles before giving her new subjects an ultimatum:Hela: Kneel before me and rise into the ranks of my great conquest!
Hogun: Whoever you are, whatever you'd done, surrender now or we will show you no mercy!
Hela: [sounding incredibly put out] Whoever I am?! Did you listen to a word I just said?!
- There's also the deadpan way Hela informs Asgard of the fates of Odin, Thor and Loki:Hela: My father is dead, as are the princes. [raises hand reassuringly] You're welcome.
- And the exasperated way she snarls "Fine" before slaughtering Asgard's army. Her manner is less "You will suffer for this insolence" and more "Let's just get this over with".
- Skurge's response to Hela as she struts into the Bifrost chamber just after curb skewering both Volstagg and Fandral dead in under 30 seconds, after a beat:
- Thor, the god of thunder... is still weak to being tasered. Several times.
- As a foreshadowing to how gleefully immature a despot the Grandmaster is, Thor's orientation/indoctrination into his new career as a gladiator takes that form of a tongue in cheek parody of a ride on Epcot's Spaceship Earth, wherein he is manacled to a chair speeding down a tunnel playing holograms of the planet's geography, helpfully accompanied by a female narration explaining the history, political structure, and gladiatorial culture of Sakaar like a warmly patronizing 4th grade schoolteacher, accompanied by — of all things — the whimsical tune "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
- Because what's the best thing to play during a freaky tunnel scene? The theme from a movie with the most famous freaky tunnel scene!
- The hard cut to Thor screaming after experiencing this, suddenly back in a normal-looking place and surrounded by guards and The Grandmaster.
- Valkyrie's intro. She steps out of her ship doing a badass walk while taking a swig of booze... only to stumble off the ramp and land next to the corpse of a large creature. And when she tries to push herself up, she puts a hand right through the creature's rib cage!Valkyrie: He's mine...! [falls over]
- The Grandmaster is very pleased Valkyrie has brought him a new contender, his lackey Topaz less so:Grandmaster: I love when you come to visit, 142. You keep bringing me just the best stuff. Whenever we get to talking, Topaz, about Scrapper-142, what do I always say? She is the—, and it starts with a B—
Grandmaster: No. Not trash. Were you waiting to just call her that? It doesn't start with a B!
Topaz: Booze Hag.
- Grandmaster asks Valkyrie if Thor really is a he.
- Valkyrie pats Grandmaster on the cheek after being transferred 10 million credits, leaving him blushing silly.
- Thor to Valkyrie when she's walking out:Thor: You'll...pay for this!
Valkyrie: No, I got paid for this.
- While strapped to the chair, Thor tries to muster up his powers to demonstrate to the Grandmaster with his hands. It only comes forth in harmless little arcs of static, prompting the Grandmaster to derisively nickname him "Sparkles."
- Thor's over-the-top horrified reaction when the Grandmaster melts a prisoner sitting right next to him (including flinching from getting some of the goo on him).Thor: OH....MY...GOD! The smell...
- The moment leading up to it, with the prisoner pleading to be pardoned:
- Later, Topaz hands him the melting stick when Loki interrupts the Grandmaster...only for the Grandmaster to be horrified that Topaz assumed he wanted to melt someone for something so minor.
- Not "horrified" in the sense that it'd be evil, mind you, so much as "horrified", as in: "Who would even consider such a social faux pas...?"Grandmaster: Why are you handing me the melt stick?! He was interrupting, that's not a capital violation!
- The fact that it's called a Melt Stick in a setting known for heavy doses of Science Fiction and Fantasy tropes.
- Not "horrified" in the sense that it'd be evil, mind you, so much as "horrified", as in: "Who would even consider such a social faux pas...?"
- When Thor spots Loki casually chatting with the other guests at the Grandmaster's party, he repeatedly calls his name to get his attention, first happily, then with a suddenly furious expression before going back to a delighted smile, until Loki walks over to him, nervously shushing him.[both rapidly whispering]
Loki: What are you doing here?!
Thor: What do you mean, what am I doing? I'm stuck in this stupid chair. Where's your chair?
Loki: I didn't get a chair.
Thor: Well get me out of this one!
Loki: I can't.
Thor: [whiney] Get me out!
Loki: I can't.
Thor: [barely audible] What?!
Loki: I've made friends with this man. He's called the Grandmaster.
Thor: Oh, he's crazy!
Loki: I've gained his favor. The Bifrost brought me out here weeks ago.
Thor: Weeks ago?
Thor: I just got here.
Grandmaster: [whispering too] What are you whispering about?
Thor: [startled] AAAH!
- We don't hear everything, but Loki is re-introduced seemingly telling a group of party guests about the time when he let himself fall from the Bifrost in Thor. He has somehow managed to turn it into a decent party story, because the other guests find it hilarious.Loki: There was a wormhole in space and time beneath me. At that moment, I let go!
- We don't hear everything, but Loki is re-introduced seemingly telling a group of party guests about the time when he let himself fall from the Bifrost in Thor. He has somehow managed to turn it into a decent party story, because the other guests find it hilarious.
- The entire Thor/Loki/Grandmaster exchange. Among the fun tweaks that add up to CMOF are; Thor being strapped to a wheelchair the whole time, Grandmaster's Porky Pig Pronunciation, Grandmaster's facial expressions, Grandmaster's gestures, Grandmaster in general...Grandmaster: Time works real different around these parts. On any other world, I'd be, like, uh, millions of years old. But here on Sakaar... [Beat. Grins. Rolls eyes. Blinks at Loki. Loki and Thor make "WTF" expressions with Thor mouthing "what?!"] ...In any case, you know this, ah, this, ah, you call yourself the 'Lord of Thunder'?
Thor: God of Thunder. [whispering to Loki] *Tell him.*
Loki: ...I've never met this man in my life.
Thor: He's my brother!
Grandmaster: Is he any kind of a fighter?
Thor: Heh-heh. You take this thing out of my neck and I'll show you!
Grandmaster: [absolutely gleefully] Oh, listen to that, he's threat- threatening me! Hey, Sparkles! Here's the deal; you want to get back to Ass-place, Ass-berg...
Grandmaster: ...Any contender who defeats my champion, their freedom they shall win.
Thor: Fine, then point me in the direction of whoever's ass I have to kick!
Grandmaster: [wiggles fingers] That's what I call... a contender! That direction would be, would be this way, Lord. [waves wand, Thor's chair starts moving]
Thor: Uwaaah! Loki!
- Someone decided to make a gif out of the above exchange of looks. And added random zooms◊.
- The dungeon Thor gets sent to goes around in circles, to put it mildly. When Thor tries to gauge what shape the cell is, he keeps finding himself at the same door after walking a couple steps away from it. Korg even points this out casually, as though it's just an unusual feature.Korg: Oh yeah, no, this whole thing is a circle...but not a real circle, more like a freaky circle.
- Later, in the dungeon, Loki seemingly appears to Thor. But since he's acquainted with Loki's tricks, he throws a rock at him, and sure enough, it goes right through him. But he doesn't stop there, he keeps throwing rocks at the illusion (while said-illusion keeps speaking to him without missing a beat), at one point throwing a rock through the illusion's head.
- According to the script, the rocks that Thor throws at Loki's illusion are rocks that fell off Korg.
- Loki's illusion lampshading how of course he wouldn't be in the dungeon in person. He complains about its filthy state to make a point.
- Thor and Korg (played by the director Taika Waititi!) having a conversation about the loss of Mjölnir and the stuff Thor could do with it. Basically, one gigantic self-love joke.Thor: ...And when I spun it really fast, it gave me the ability to fly.
Korg: You rode a hammer?
Thor: No, I didn't ride the hammer—
Korg: The hammer rode you on your back?
Thor: No, I would spin it real fast and it would pull me off-
Korg: Oh my God! The hammer pulled you off?
Thor: The ground! The hammer pulled me off the ground!...Every time I threw it, it would always come back.
Korg: Sounds like you had a pretty special and intimate relationship with this hammer and that losing it was almost comparable to losing a loved one.
Thor: That's a nice way to put it.
- Korg, a Hulk-sized rock monster, speaks with a high-pitched, New Zealand-accented voice. According to voice actor/director Taika Waititi, his voice was based on Māori bouncers from K'Rd.
- By virtue of his permanently spacey, nonchalant demeanour, most of what Korg says is guaranteed to be hilarious.
- His introduction: "My name is Korg, I'm kinda the leader in here, I'm made of rocks as you can see, but don't let that intimidate you, you don't need to be afraid, unless you're made of scissors; just a little rock-paper-scissor joke for ya."
- Made even more hilarious that not only does the space-rock-alien know what scissors are, but knows the game rock-paper-scissors.
- He refers to Thor as "The New Doug", in reference to the last guy who fought Hulk and got killed for trying.
- Becomes a Brick Joke when it looks like Thor is about to be killed by the Hulk, he disappointedly says "Another day, another Doug."
- Also think about this for a minute: Thor! Loki! Valkyrie! Hulk! Korg! Miek! The Grandmaster! ...Doug.
- Black Comedy, but, when Surtur burns Asgard clean, Korg gives a somewhat inspiring explanation that they can still rebuild it from its foundations and make it a sanctuary for people all over the galaxy. Then Surtur reduces himself and Asgard to a cloud of dust and Korg corrects himself that now it's totally useless to them.
- In the film's final minutes, Thor asks Miek where his homeworld is. Korg then confesses that Miek is dead, because he stepped on him by accident a while ago (which would be the Brick Joke to the whole Rock-Paper-Scissors joke, since Miek has scissor arms), and he's been carrying the corpse around out of guilt. Miek then suddenly regains consciousness, whereupon Korg corrects himself again. And asks Thor to repeat the question since Miek might not have heard it a second ago.
- As the gladiators are preparing for another battle in the ring, Korg complains about the filthy state the weapons have been left in — asking his fellow warriors to clean them after use.
- From the same scene: After offering Thor a weapon to use in the arena — a three-pronged wooden spear — and being declined, Korg admits — without a trace of irony — that it wouldn't be much help, unless one is facing down three vampires "huddled very close together." After all, Korg has experience with that sort of thing.
- Korg's assessment of why his revolution failed: Didn't print enough pamphlets, and thus the only people to show up were his mom and her boyfriend (who Korg hates).
- That makes Korg a rock who was beaten by paper!
- His reaction to seeing an illusion of Loki dissipating is to charge at it, (nonchalantly) shouting "PISS OFF, GHOST!" and kick the wall.[beat] "...He's frickin' gone!"
- By virtue of his permanently spacey, nonchalant demeanour, most of what Korg says is guaranteed to be hilarious.
- Remember that Infinity Gauntlet in the weapons vault? Hela takes one look at it, proclaims it as a fake, and flicks it off its stand. Really, it's the most hilarious way to finally settle a years-long Epileptic Trees debate.
- Her reaction to most of the treasures in Odin's vault is quite funny: Hela dismisses the Infinity Gauntlet as fake, the Casket of Ancient Winters as weak, muses that she'd thought the Crown of Surtur would be bigger. But when she walks past the Tesseract, she stops, doubles back to it and admits "That's not bad."
- Hela asks Skurge to tell her about himself, wanting to know what he wants in life so she can figure out the best use for her new pawn. He starts telling her his family history instead, causing her to cut him off with an exasperated "Yeah, I'm just gonna stop you there..."
- She then conscripts him as her Royal Executioner...Hela: When I was young, every great king had an executioner. Not just to execute people, but also to execute their vision... but mainly...to execute people.
- She then conscripts him as her Royal Executioner...
- Thor babbling on about how he wanted to be a Valkyrie when he was little, until he realised they were all women. Which is great, an all-women army. There's also the tiny wrinkle that Hela killed most of them a long, long time ago, so Thor was just a bit too late with that life goal.
- Thor's new haircut comes courtesy of a sadistically-grinning Stan Lee cameo.
- Also, Thor immediately switching from threats to begging when he finds out that his hair isn't just about to be cut off...the barber in question is going to be using a device that looks like the satanic love-child of a screaming lawnmower, snarling wheat-thresher and a growling rusty meat-grinder. No wonder he was adorably pleading in a manner like Little Oliver Twist asking for more.Barber: Now don't you move! My hands aren't as steady as they used to be.
Thor: By Odin's beard, you shall not cut my hair, lest you feel the wrath of the mighty Thor!
[Stan Lee opens up what looks like a four-pronged weed-whacker from hell]
Thor: Please, kind sir, do not cut my hair... No! NOOOOOO!
- It also counts as Leaning on the Fourth Wall that Stan Lee gave Thor long hair, he can take it away if he chooses.
- The first clear shot we get of Thor afterwards shows that the haircut wasn't entirely even — there are lines in Thor's hair where Stan Lee obviously cut a little too close to the scalp.
- Later in the movie when Bruce asks Thor what happened to his hair, Thor tells him that a "creepy old man cut it off."
- Also, Thor immediately switching from threats to begging when he finds out that his hair isn't just about to be cut off...the barber in question is going to be using a device that looks like the satanic love-child of a screaming lawnmower, snarling wheat-thresher and a growling rusty meat-grinder. No wonder he was adorably pleading in a manner like Little Oliver Twist asking for more.
- Thor being utterly delighted when he sees that his opponent in the arena is the Hulk, as seen in the image above.Thor: [with a huge :D] YEEESSS! [everyone, and we mean EVERYONE looks confused] We know each other! He's a friend from work!
- Even funnier is the Grandmaster gives a face that just screams "This is not what I was expecting!"
- The Arena is awash with lights, pounding fight music, screaming crowds, then the entire arena goes silent after Thor's exclamation of glee as if in agreement with the Grandmaster's WTF? expression above.
- Then Thor starts having a friendly chat with Hulk... in the middle of the arena.Thor: So much has happened since I last saw you! I lost my hammer, like, yesterday, so that's still pretty fresh.
- And then Thor is more annoyed than angry when it turns out that they are going to fight.Thor: Oh, come on!
- It's not certain which is more hilarious: that Thor considers the Hulk to be a "friend", or that "avenging" constitutes work for him. Maybe both.
- There is also Loki's utterly nervous expression when the Hulk appears, no doubt remembering the last time they squared off against each other. He actually tries to run off but is stopped by the Grandmaster.
- Then, when Thor points Loki out to Hulk, gleefully exclaiming, "Loki, look who it is!" Loki has an expression of pure horror/terror/Why would you do this to me?!
- Also note, when Loki and the Grandmaster are sitting on a rather long couch together. There's something just innately funny in the fact that both of them are sitting at opposite ends, with Loki looking as if he'd rather be just about anywhere else. One wonders how much of that has to do with the Grandmaster's rather lewd looks and comments.
- Thor's attempt to use Natasha's "lullaby" to placate both the Hulk and Banner. It ends with Loki positively jumping up-and-down with glee when Thor gets picked up by his feet and pounded like a rag-doll in the exact same manner that Hulk pounded him like a rag-doll in Stark Tower.
- There's also the giant shit-eating grin that Thor sports when he's clearly expecting the lullaby to work.
- The Grandmaster's confused expression at Loki's cheering, as though wondering "Wait! You know my champion?" Loki then turns it down a notch and pretends it didn't happen.Loki: I'm just a huge fan of the sport.
- It might be hard to notice, but right after Loki takes a drink from a servant girl, he touches another woman's butt (or possibly lower back), so don't be surprised if one of Loki's children does show up in a future film. Though, considering the other guest's startled look, as well as gender ambiguity (or not, considering Loki's a shapeshifter), that's doubtful.
- According to the mythology, we've already seen three of his children: Odin's eight-legged horse Sleipner, Hela's wolf Fenrir, and Hela herself.
- When Hulk doesn't react to Thor's attempts to calm him down, Thor angrily calls "You're embarrassing me! I told them we're friends!"
- Just about everything in the Hulk's room is gold:
- Two words: Naked. Hulk. ("That's in my brain now...")
- Thor tries to convince Hulk to leave with him. Hulk wants to stay and repeatedly says, "Thor go!". Thor tries to go through the door — and gets shocked silly by the security system. Hulk laughs like a toddler and says, "Thor go again!"Thor: Fine. Stay here. Stupid place. It's hideous, by the way. The red, the white. Just pick a color! Ridiculous.
Hulk: Smash you.
Thor: You didn't smash anything, I won that fight!
Hulk: I smashed you!
Thor: Yeah, sure, sure.
Hulk: Baby arms.
Hulk: BABY! [throws the fruit he was eating at Thor]
- Thor gets mad again and kicks some stuff around Hulk's room, and the trend of arguing like overgrown children continues.Hulk: Don't kick stuff! [throws a bowl at Thor]
Thor: You're being a really bad friend!
Hulk: You bad friend!
Thor: You know what we call you? We call you "the Stupid Avenger"!
Hulk: You're Tiny Avenger! [throws a piano-sized shield, narrowly missing Thor]
Thor: What are you, crazy?
Hulk: [holding a huge mace over his head] Yes!
- The conversation between Thor and Hulk in the latter's room in Sakaar.Thor: We're the same, you and I. Just a couple of hotheaded fools.
Hulk: [scoffs] Yes, same. Hulk like fire, Thor like water.
Thor: Well, we're kinda both like fire.
Hulk: But Hulk like real fire. Hulk like raging fire. Thor like smoldering fire.
- Apparently, Hulk is capable of using words as complex as "smoldering" but still can't figure out "is."
- While Hulk is able to call Thor by name (instead of "Red Cape" like in the comics), given Valkyrie never has a name provided, he calls her "Angry Girl."
- When Valkyrie enters Hulk's quarters and is surprised to see Thor waiting for her there, Thor tries to lean nonchalantly on the nearby liquor shelf, only to attempt several arm positions before giving up and just standing straight. He should leave the smug posturing to his brother.
- She tries to leave, and Thor tells Hulk that he needs her to stay. Hulk then grabs the jaw of the skull making his bed and throws it to block her way screaming "STAY!", only to add a polite "Please."
- Valkyrie says that she'll hear out Thor's offer of an alliance, but she picks up a huge bottle of whisky that in all likelihood was intended for the Hulk and says that he has until the bottle is empty to explain himself. The bottle was completely full when Thor started speaking. He barely manages to gets out a sentence before it's gone. She doesn't even look fazed by it. Thor, meanwhile, utters an amazed and slightly turned-on, "Whoa."
- When Thor is trying to convince Valkyrie to help him:Thor: I'm putting together a team. It's me, you, and the big guy.
Hulk: [from the background] NO. NO TEAM. ONLY HULK!
Thor: It's me and you.
Valkyrie: I think it's only you.
- Thor grabs her arm to stop her as she tries to leave again and she immediately threatens him with a dagger. He slowly pushes her hand down with an uncomfortable expression, but Valkyrie just brings up her other hand, also holding a dagger.
- After a dramatic moment, Thor throws a ball at a window to break it and escape. But it just makes a crack and rebounds right into his face, knocking him flat on his ass. Then he just gets back up and continues his epic speech.
- Thor finding out that Tony's voice code for him is "Point Break." And then he gets pissed that Bruce's is "Strongest Avenger." Which is one of the attempts he tried for himself.Bruce: Let me try.
[Places hand on scanner]
Quinjet Voice: Welcome. Voice activation required.
Quinjet Voice: Welcome, Strongest Avenger.
Thor: Uh, what?
- An attempt he repeats several times in an increasingly angry voice.
- In order to stop Thor from leaving on the Quinjet, Hulk destroys it, not by smashing or bench-pressing it, but by simply walking through it without lowering his head through the doorway. He's pretty nonchalant about it whilst Thor desperately pleads for him to stop.
- Once Hulk turns back into Banner, the insanity gets amped up even further.
- Thor brings Banner up to speed:Thor: You and I had a fight recently.
Banner: Did I win?
Thor: No. I won. Easily.
Banner: That doesn't sound right...
Thor: Well, it's true.
- Thor brings Banner up to speed:
- The Grandmaster makes an announcement over Sakaar while Thor and Banner are in the Quinjet. Whee!Grandmaster: It's bad news, bad news today. Sakaar, hear ye. Attention, please. I have some bad news. My beloved, exalted Champion has turned up missing. Take to the streets. Celebrate my champion. It seems that that criminally seductive Lord of Thunder has stolen him away.
Thor: Seductive God of Thunder!
- Loki's admitting nod when the Grandmaster muses that Loki's relationship to his brother is probably complicated and that there surely is a "big history."
- Loki and Valkyrie one-upping one another about bringing Hulk and Thor back to the Grandmaster, especially the annoyed look Valkyrie throws at Loki.Loki: My dear friend, if you were to give me twelve hours I could bring them both back to you, alive.
Valkyrie: I can do it in two.
Loki: ...I could do it in one.
- To try and keep Banner calm and prevent him from Hulking out, Thor starts muttering Hulk's lullaby on a loop, neglecting to realize that it only works on Hulk (and only if it's accompanied by the requisite taps and strokes on Hulk's hand and arm) and that Banner simply finds it annoying.
- Banner is especially freaked out because he's on an alien planet. Thor tries to reassure him that it's fine.Thor: It's just a planet. You've been on a planet before.
Bruce: Yeah, on one!
Thor: Now you've been on two. That's a good thing! It's a new experience.
- All of Thor's attempts at friendship with the Hulk and Bruce, like his frantic insistence to the both of them that he hates the other persona and really prefers whoever he's talking to over the other. The depths the God of Thunder has sunk for help is hilarious.
- Due to a lack of Magic Pants, upon reverting from Hulk Banner is of course naked. And covered in junk like beads and a recently-tanned leather loincloth. Solution? They just happen to be in the Quinjet he flew off in, and whaddya know? There's a stash of Stark's clothes. So he spends the rest of the movie participating in all this Jack Kirby-style superhero Space Opera while wearing a Duran Duran T-shirt. Banner doesn't care for them, though, particularly how the trousers are too tight around the crotch (complete with unseemly tugging because apparently Banner has a bigger package than Stark). When Thor puts a towel on his head to hide from the guards,Banner then tries to adopt the Tony Stark persona as a "disguise" and throws on Tony's sunglasses which, hilariously, do not flatter his face at all. Thor impatiently points out that since no one knows who Banner is, he doesn't need a disguise.Banner: I'll be Tony Stark. Yeah, Tony and the gypsy.
- Banner also asks why Thor would give him Tony's clothing if he's not supposed to act like Tony.Thor: Because you were naked!
Banner: ...Okay, I'll give you that.
- Banner also asks why Thor would give him Tony's clothing if he's not supposed to act like Tony.
- Thor promises Banner that he won't see heads or tails of the Hulk ever again. Cue Banner getting swept up by a crowd of enthusiastic Hulk fans! It's a surprise Banner didn't become stressed enough to Hulk out while surrounded by cheering and excitement and chanting and green paint chalk getting dusted onto his face!
- Bruce, having been Hulk for two years, spends his first few scenes dazed and spaced out, like he's suffering from sleep deprivation. As a result, a lot of what he says in stream of consciousness blathering about whatever's on his mind, including how attractive he finds Valkyrie and that he feels like he knows her.Bruce: What's those things on her eyes, is that for how many people she's killed, she's so strong and beautiful...
- Then later when Bruce and a probably-buzzed Valkyrie are still tripped out about their familiarity:Bruce: I feel like I know you!
Valkyrie: [smiling] I feel like I know you too!
- Then later when Bruce and a probably-buzzed Valkyrie are still tripped out about their familiarity:
- Thor wraps a towel around his head so he won't be recognized as a fugitive. Valkyrie points out she can still see his face. Then Thor petulantly wraps it around his face.Thor: Not when I do this, you can't.
- Thor awkwardly compliments Valkyrie's hair. She can only shake her head.Thor: Your hair looks nice, did you change it? Washed it maybe?
- Valkyrie plans to return to Asgard and stop Hela, but keeps her priorities in order:Valkyrie: I've spent years, in a haze, trying to forget my past. Sakaar seemed like the best place to drink, and to forget... and to die, one day.
Thor: Well, I was thinking that you drink too much, and that probably was going to kill you.
Valkyrie: I don't plan to stop drinking.
- Valkyrie wants to know if their team has a name:Thor: Yeah, it's called "The uh... Re... Revengers"!
Valkyrie: [skeptically] "Revengers"?
Thor: Because I'm getting revenge. You're getting revenge. [to Bruce] And you're... Do you... do you want revenge?
Bruce: I'm, uhm, un-, uhm... undecided...
- Shout out to Valkyrie's look as Thor is explaining the Revengers name, nodding as if understanding a branding proposal.
- Also, the nonchalant way that Thor offers Banner revenge. It's like he's offering him a beer.
- The tv spots add Thor saying: "I mean, we don't have to have a name. We'd have no name."
- Banner and Loki catch up:Loki: Hello, Bruce. [smiles]
Banner: ...So, last time I saw you, you were trying to kill everyone. Where are you at these days?
Loki: It varies from moment to moment.
Banner: [completely wigged-out look]
- Also the fact that while Thor even after years of knowing him only calls him "Banner", Loki casually greets him with "Hello, Bruce."
- Not to mention Loki sits in the center of the room, chained up, looking utterly bored.
- We need to take a moment to appreciate the fact that Loki is just quietly, obediently sitting in Valkyrie's room chained up when the door opens, which leads to hilarious theories right off the bat. Was he unconscious before or after they got to her room? Did she chain him up before she got to the room or after? If he was unconscious, why hasn't he tried to escape? There's no telling how long Valkyrie would be gone looking for Thor, so it's not like he couldn't have tried unless one of two things happened: one, he was awake and whatever the hell Valkryie said to him was so disturbing that he, the God of Mischief politely sat there chained up and didn't try to escape, or two, if he was unconscious when she did all this, he woke up and realized that if he escapes, the punishment will be a thousand times worse if she has to find him and drag him back to her place again.
- Thor throws something at Loki's head just to make sure he's not using an illusion yet again. He's not. "Ow."Thor: Had to be sure...
- When Loki tries to interject while hearing them form a plan, Valkyrie absolutely lobs the alcohol bottle she'd just drained at the wall directly next to his head mid-freaking-sentence. Loki pauses, but somehow is not deterred, and it's all the more hilarious that he seems to just accept the fact that she can destroy him at any moment so he's on his best behavior in front of her. Valkyrie's face is priceless as well, as she has a clear "do I look like I want to hear you say anything to me right now?" and Thor glares at Loki in solidarity.
- The name of the big portal they have to cross in order to reach Asgard is... the Devil's Anus. Thor wants to be clear that he didn't know it was called that when he picked it, and Tom Hiddleston somehow manages to say "safe passage through the anus" with a completely straight face.
- While going over what sort of ship they will need to go through the Devil's Anus, Valkyrie insists that it will be one with cup holders. Because there is no way in hell she is doing the mission sober. ("DRINKS!")
- Thor opens himself up for a fist bump from Banner. Banner high fives it.
- Loki's little proud smile when he announces that he stole the codes to the Grandmaster's security system.
- As they discuss the possibility of Loki betraying them again if they rely on his help, Thor tells Banner and Valkyrie a story from when they were children:Thor: There was one time when we were children, he... he transformed himself into a snake, and he knows that I love snakes. So I went to pick up the snake to admire it, and he transformed back into himself and he was like, "BLEH, it's me!" And he stabbed me. We were eight at the time.
- The way Thor says "Bleh, it's me".
- During this little chat, you can see Val listening intently while doing her usual sassy neck movements.
- What makes the scene is Loki's dreamy reminiscent smile at the story. As if he's thinking to himself, "Good times!"
- Also that Thor and Loki consider that to be a prank really says a lot about the Asgardians...
- While Thor is retelling the traumatic event, Bruce utters a shocked "No!" and now and then turns and looks at Loki with an expression of pure horror.
- It's even funnier for those who are familiar with Norse mythology; Classic!Thor had a horrible track record with serpents...
- According to the director there's five more versions of this scene including one where Thor finds a Turkish rug in the middle of a field and lays down on it, Loki then turns back into himself and causes Thor to fall into a hole filled with spikes.
- Valkyrie's utter glee when Loki suggests to "let the beast loose." She's just beaming from ear to ear with excitement.Valkyrie: You guys have a beast?!
- Then Thor denies it and tries to shut Loki up in a typical big brother way, and her smile dies down immediately.Thor: [to Loki] Sh, shut up! [to Valkyrie] No, there's no beast, he's just being stupid.
- Then Thor denies it and tries to shut Loki up in a typical big brother way, and her smile dies down immediately.
- Loki's mundane delivery of "Open communication was never our family's forte" is darkly comical because it's a huge understatement. Odin's Dark Secrets have ruined his life, their family and Asgard itself, yet he speaks the line as if it's just another boring detail in their dysfunctional familial melodrama.
- Thor and Loki opening fire on a bunch of mooks, with Thor cheerfully saying "Hello!" and a big smile on his face, while Loki gives a much more serious "Hi." It's shot like something out of a buddy-cop movie and you can tell that just for once, these two are brothers again.
- If you look closely, Loki is having more trouble lifting his laser rifle than Thor is.
- Thor and Loki enact their "Get help" plan. Which is? Thor runs in with Loki leaning against him, yelling that they need help because Loki is dying. When the guards run up to them, Thor then proceeds to throw Loki at the guards while screaming "Help him!", knocking them out.Thor: Ah, classic...
Loki: Still hate it. It's humiliating.
Thor: Well, not for me, it's not.
- If you watch carefully, Loki can barely conceal the FML look on his face as he pretends to be unconscious.
- The Gilligan Cut that precedes this:Thor: Hey, let's do "Get Help."
Thor: "Get Help."
Thor: Come on, you love it!
Loki: I hate it.
Thor: It's great, it works every time.
Loki: It's humiliating.
Thor: Do you have a better plan?
Thor: We're doing it.
Loki: We are not doing "Get Help."
Thor: [as the elevator doors open] GET HELP! My brother is dying!
- Watching it for the first time, not knowing what they mean, you might think for a moment that Thor is telling Loki to get a therapist.
- Everything about this is even funnier when you find out that canonically, Loki weighs over 500 lbs.
- This scene gets a Call-Back in the finale, when Thor, Loki, and Valkyrie are about to face off against Hela. Loki, still reeling from the last time, dryly comments:Valkyrie: [to Thor] So what do we do?
Loki: I'm not doing "Get Help."
- Both of Thor's sleight of hand moments involving a Shock Collar device and the painful mayhem that tends to follow. Plus, the hysterical Oh, Crap! look on Loki's face and the utter glee on Thor's face before he uses it.
- Thor follows this up with a speech lampshading his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder and telling him he could be more than a God of Mischief, which he then punctuates by casually flinging the collar control over his shoulder and out of Loki's reach. He also delivers the speech in a slightly patronizing way.
- Thor's nod when Loki claims that this time, his betrayal is "truly nothing personal," as if he's thinking "Of course it isn't."
- There's also the "oh, here it goes" head shake when he realizes he's talking to an illusion and turns around.
- Grandmaster's Huge Holographic Body during the Fighter-Launching Sequence."Loyal Sakaarians, Lord of Thunder has stolen my ship and my favorite champion! Sakaarians, take to the skies! Bring him down! Do not let him leave this planet!"
- Bruce says he might be more useful than Hulk ("How many PhD's does Hulk have? None. How many PhD's does Banner have? Seven."). This is brought back when Thor asks him to drive the Commodore as he leaves to attacks the pursuers.Thor: Use one of your PhDs! [leaves]
Bruce: None of them are for flying alien spaceships!
- As Topaz and crew is in hot pursuit, Thor and Bruce look for countermeasures, only for Valkyrie to tell them it's the Grandmaster's party ship, used for things like orgies.Bruce: Did she just say the Grandmaster uses it for orgies?!
Thor: Yeah. Don't touch anything.
- Unfortunately, while Thor is telling Bruce to not touch anything, Bruce is clinging to the chair Thor's in.
- While Thor and Valkyrie deal with the pursuers in flight, Bruce is left on a ship he has no idea how to fly, so he starts randomly hitting buttons on the console.Bruce: There's gotta be a gun on this thing. [spots a big button with an explosion design on it] That looks like a gun!
[Presses it, turning on synth music, disco lights, a hologram Grandmaster... and fireworks, which dazzle Topaz enough for her to crash into a building]
Grandmaster, full falsetto: IT'S MY BIRTHDAAAAAY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAAAAAY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAAAAAY!
- Sure, the Grandmaster keeps hundreds of kidnapped warriors to fight in gladiatorial matches to the death, but "slave" is just such a mean word; he prefers the term "prisoners with jobs."
- When Loki tells Korg, "Well, you do seem like you're in desperate need of leadership," you might expect that Korg would be insulted that a stranger believes he would do a better job commanding the rebels, yet Korg smiles and replies politely, "Why, thank you."
- Thor telling Hela why she can't rule Asgard:
- When Thor and Hela meet, she remarks that Thor doesn't look much like their father. It seems that Hela cutting out Thor's right eye in their duel happened solely for the sake of finishing this Brick Joke.Hela: Ugh. Now you remind me of Dad.
- Banner attempts to force himself to transform into the Hulk by jumping out of a spaceship. He painfully splats onto the ground in a crumpled heap instead of morphing mid-air, which doubles as a Call-Back, as something similar happened in The Incredible Hulk, though not Played for Laughs. Fenris' brief, but absolutely baffled expression, first at Bruce splatting in front of her, and second at when the Hulk grabs her by the tail, are well worth seeing.
- Best part of it? He actually bounces after hitting the bridge the first time.
- Before jumping, Bruce tells Valkyrie that she's about to know who he really is. After he transforms, Valkyrie has a look that says, "Yeah, that actually makes sense now that I think about it."
- The scene also is much more hilarious when one realizes that Fenris reacts exactly like a dog normally does when a new unusual object is dropped in front of them. If one pays attention, Fenris actually flinches back slightly. And stops to sniff Banner's body before continuing to attack the crowd.
- Look closely in the foreground when Bruce hits the bridge, Heimdall briefly lowers his sword and rises out of his fighting stance. Apparently even the omniscient god Didn't See That Coming.
- Loki's grand entrance through the smoke. Ham seems to run in the family.Loki: YOUR SAVIOR IS HERE!
- What's even more comical is that Loki's pose in this scene is exactly the same as his statue!
- In the seconds after, you can hear him asking the citizens "Did you miss me?" before he runs off to join the fight. It's how he sounds like an eager child that sells it.
- Thor chuckles at the sight and Hela stabs him in the back. It looks like her version of a "shut up" Dope Slap to her Annoying Younger Sibling.
- In the script Hela reacts with an angry "that little shit" to Loki.
- Loki using his helmet as a weapon during the final battle.
- The quick exchange between Loki and Heimdall after Loki arrives with the gladiators to help evacuate Asgard:Heimdall: Welcome home. I saw you coming.
Loki: [dryly] Of course you did.
- Gets a follow up when Thor joins the battle on the Bifrost:Thor: You're late.
Loki: [shocked and horrified] You're missing an eye.
- Gets a follow up when Thor joins the battle on the Bifrost:
- Once Surtur is awakened, Thor and Valkyrie express relief at him being able to kill Hela. Cut to Hulk leaping towards him — who, as a bonus, is a being composed of raging fire.
- Thor begging Hulk not to attack Surtur, and Hulk complains even after he was just casually flicked away after his first attack.Thor: Hulk, stop! Just for once in your life, don't smash!Hulk: [whiny] Big monster!Valkyrie: Let's go!Hulk: [annoyed] Fine...
- Hulk's plaintive tone and look as he says it, like fighting cataclysmic monsters is his whole purpose in life (which is not exactly incorrect), so its basically Hulk Speak for, "Come on, dude! Don't take this away from me!"
- This is also Nightmare Fuel and Moment of Awesome, but Surtur picking Hulk off of his crown and flicking him away like he was a pesky mosquito.
- There's also something humorous about Surtur roaring to the heavens that he is Asgard's doom, while apparently being oblivious to the fact that he is destroying a completely empty city.
- Poor guy, you can't help but feel sorry for him. He's waited a lifetime for this moment and has no audience.
- Hulk clenches his fist as Loki walks past him at the coronation.
- Thor asking for suggestions on which world to go. He asks Miek where he's from. Miek at this point is just a lifeless purple blob having suffered a rather gruesome fate. Until he springs back to life. First the beat, then the gape on Thor's face, then his decisiveness when he says, "Earth it is," is pure comedy — not so much because of what was said but because of what wasn't.
- Thor's decision to send the Asgardians to Earth isn't that funny in itself... Until you realize that the whole reason Doctor Strange helped him in the beginning of the movie was so that all the Asgardians (ie. Loki, Odin and Thor) would leave Earth. This scenario is the exact opposite of what Strange was trying to accomplish!
- In the mid-credits scene, Loki asks Thor if it's really a good idea for them to return to Earth. Thor sees no problem with it, to which Loki rephrases his question and asks if it's a good idea for Loki to return to Earth.
- The post-credits scene, where the Grandmaster tries talking out of his situation to the same scavengers that found Thor earlier.Grandmaster: I just, I gotta say. I'm proud of you all. This revolution has been a huge success. Yay us! Pat, pat on the back. Pat on the back. Come on. No? Me, too. 'Cause I've been a big part of it. Can't have a revolution without somebody to overthrow! So, ah, you're welcome. And, uh, it's a tie.
- According to Jeff Goldblum, he and Taika Waititi filmed around 20 different takes of this scene before settling on the final version seen in the film.
- Even better? Some of those takes involved The Grandmaster (and Topaz) sneaking onto Loki's ship and staying there during the coronation.
- The way the second trailer is edited, it almost looks like Thor jumps out the window when he sees Loki.
- In an alternate scene Doctor Strange didn't trap Loki in a different dimension, but in a porta potty at a construction site, only accessable with a magic key. Thor gets there right after a construction worker exits said porta potty, who gives him a weird look. Thor then opens it to find Loki in an extremely awkward position. The God of Mischief is accordingly pissed of.Loki: [hissing] Took you long enough!
Thor: I, uh, had to pick up the key...
Loki: No one else needed a key!
- Strange's words to Thor before he sends him on his way to Loki are supposed to be ominous, but have another effect on Thor:Doctor Strange: [serious] I sense a great change in your future, Thor. A change you can neither control nor avoid. And you've chosen many paths in your life but now only one remains. Destiny has dire plans for you, my friend.
Thor: That's... incredibly... depressing.
Doctor Strange: [sheepishly] Yeah, I know, sorry, I didn't meant that for you...
Thor: [deadpan] You've ruined my day.
- Strange's words to Thor before he sends him on his way to Loki are supposed to be ominous, but have another effect on Thor:
- A deleted scene, set before the heroes arriving on Asgard, gives Banner the "god of hammers" line, and furthermore has him trying to explain Dumbo to Thor.Thor: Doesn't sound like a compliment.
Banner: It's totally a compliment! Dumbo! Dumbo!
Thor: Sounds like you're calling me "dumbo" over and over again.
Banner: [motions elephant ears with his hand] Dumbo!
Thor: [calmly] Say it once more and I'll tear your head off.
- Before that, Thor accidentally opens a hologram file that shows the Grandmaster... apparently making out with something with tentacles.
- In the script, Hela sneers "That little shit" when Loki arrives on Asgard with the spaceship to help evacuating the people.
- Taika Waititi heads to Twitter and asks his fellow Marvel directors James Gunn and Peyton Reed for explosions advice.Waititi: Hey guys. When you're making one of these big movies, how many explosions are you supposed to put in? I have one... And it's not so much an explosion - more of a "boink" sound.
Reed: Hmm. That's not gonna cut it, Taika. Check your contract. Marvel minimum is 42 onscreen explosions. Required!
Gunn: Shit, youre right. I meant 3 school buses with 15 kids exploding in each.
- A Comic-Con video called Team Thor showed us what Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War, having moved to Australia for some "me time" and now living with a human named Darryl Jacobson. He spends his time contemplating the Infinity Stones, talking to schoolchildren, and generally annoying Darryl.
- While filming Avengers: Infinity War, Thor chances upon a set of action figures the Russo Brothers are using to plot fight choreography. When he sees that there isn't a Thor toy among them he petulantly starts smacking most of them (except Falcon, Winter Soldier, and the Hulk) aside with his hammer.
- Mark Ruffalo accidentally bootlegs his own movie.
- After this, Tom Holland was more than happy to relinquish the burden of being the worst secret keeper in the MCU cast.
- Taika Waititi reads IGN comments...and presumably has a small mental breakdown at the end.
- There's also this Take That! at the distinguished competition:Waititi: [responding to a commentor with the username "Bruce Wayne"] 'This movie looks beyond stupid'. It is beyond stupid. And that's why it's the best movie of the year and that's why we're going to take all the money from Bruce Wayne.
- There's also this Take That! at the distinguished competition:
- The fact that the film's score, composed by Mark Mothersbaugh, is mostly 80s-style synth tracks is both funny and awesome.
- James Corden of The Late Late Show gave some lucky audience a special screening of the film called "Thor Ragnarok 4D", which basically a live performance of the film starring the Thor cast themselves with cheap costumes, bad acting and silly special effects!
- In 2016, a fan asked Taika Waititi on an AskMeAnything on Reddit◊ whether he would include Thor's catchphrase "By Odin's beard" into Ragnarok. He really ended up doing it.
- The Hilarious Outtakes, half of which is just Taika Waititi screwing around on set.
- Particularly hilarious is Cate Blanchett unconsciously doing sound effects with her mouth during her scenes involving Hela using weapons.
- Extra mention to how he started the DVD commentary for the film: by making fun of the current Marvel Studios Vanity Plate.
- Jeff Goldblum Responds to IGN's Thor Comments. "Goldblum is daddy." Yes, yes he is.
- In a middle of a tense scene, Yondu Udonta comes to visit Asgard.
- The Blu-Ray has previsualizations of both the Sakaar dogfight and the bridge fight done with 8-bit arcade graphics. The latter even has a high score screen! Hulk's score is pityingly low, no doubt because of his bigger hands. Loki has tried numerous times, but still failed to beat Thor who tops the list.
- The Blu-Ray includes a "Team Darryl" documentary which shows what happened to Darryl after Thor left, and how his life with Grandmaster is.
- It's easy to miss, but Loki actually appears twice on the theatrical poster, since Odin himself never wears that "bathrobe" in the movie.
- Lifestyle website Vulture.com listed Ragnarok as "the Gayest Marvel Movie." Reasons for the ranking range from the discussion between Thor and Banner regarding safe passage through the anus, and Thor's Haircut (Each getting +100 points), to "I once saw Taika Waititi at a party and he was wearing a see-through mesh shirt" (Surprisingly gets 200 points.)
- Taika's response to this bizarre ranking:@TaikaWaititi: Yaaaasssss! Take that "Iron" Man!
- Taika's response to this bizarre ranking: