Snapshots - #42: Thor: Ragnarok, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, LBJ

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017), (♦♦♦♦½): Thor has saved earth twice by now and has, for the last two years, wandered the universe searching for infinity stones. He hasn't found any. He has, however, become prisoner of an enemy of Asgard, Surtur, who tells Thor that his visions of Asgard engulfed in flames is a premonition of Ragnarok—the destruction of Asgard, which is already in motion. Thor frees himself and arrives at home to find Loki sitting on the throne, passing as Odin, and neglecting his duties to protect the Nine Realms. With Odin's exile, Asgard's enemies have been reassembling, but Odin's death may just free Hela, a goddess against whom neither Thor nor Loki are enough.
It was in Thor: The Dark World where Loki, an antagonist, first threatened to steal the show. He became the villain that Marvel fandom loves to hate. While Loki is at his most charming in this film, the director, with the help of a sparkling screenplay, has very much exploited the great chemistry of t…

Fantasia (♦♦♦♦)

Fantasia is a fusion of classical music and animation, where the characters dance away at the sound of music. The Philadelphia Orchestra interprets pieces such as Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which in this film depicts the origin and evolution of life on Earth up to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice shows Mickey Mouse as the apprentice who wears his master’s hat and causes chaos. During Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, fairies and fallen leaves dance away to the tune, while the seasons go by. During Beethoven’s Pastoral, fauns, centaurs and Pegasus party in Mount Olympus.

I enjoyed this motion picture very much. I liked the coordination of the animated characters with the music I’m so fond of. This is a true classic!
Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)

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