The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 80 – Is Thor: Ragnarok your new favourite Marvel movie?

Thor and Hulk join forces to save Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok
Thor and Hulk join forces to save Asgard in Thor: Ragnarok

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its off-kilter new direction is the focus of this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson, with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

All three of us pitch in to review Thor: Ragnarok, dissecting Taika Waititi‘s attempt to bring his oddball sensibilities to a $200m blockbuster movie. For more of our views on the film, check out our spoiler-filled podcast special. We also review the amazing gay romance Call Me By Your Name and the considerably less amazing horror sequel Jigsaw, which revives the Saw franchise seven years after it limped to a conclusion.

In the news section, we discuss the full cast reveal for The Lion King and the news that Mark Strong could play the villain in the Shazam movie over at DC. We also chat about the red-band trailer for I, Tonya and decide whether its cast members could be welcoming new silverware into their awards cabinets when Oscar season comes around. Then, Patrick leads a quiz to round things off.

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Music by Bensound.



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