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I recently saw Thor: Ragnarök and I really liked it. I’m not superhyped about Marvel movies in general, but I think Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the best films this decade, and Thor was charming in a similar way. I like the colors, designs, nostalgic music, and just how light hearted and humorous it all is. In a way this new Thor movie might have been one of those rare cases when the sequel surpass the first movies far and wide.
One thing I liked about the new Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy is how optimistic these movies feels in a genuine way. When I think about it, being a“happy” movie is pretty hard. For me it often feels fake and unrelatable. Otherwise we would all enjoy romantic comedies constantly. But when things are too good in them it just feels so distant. Rather for me a movie or other mediums that wants to have a “happy message”, it has to have some sort of depth. The characters can’t be perfect. Like for me personal, one movie that almost always makes me happy is “Lost in Translation”, which is in short a movie about two depressed people. But how they gain a friendship at the moment for me feels so real. Same way with “Undertale”, a super optimistic game about friendship, but only if you allow it.
This is often a problem I have with a lot of Dreamworks animated movies and even some Pixar ones. They always try to have this optimistic view, but it just never hits hard. Like for example I personally feel “How to train your dragon” suffers from being too much of a comedy, I never really feel the dark moments of the movie gets to shine, the character never feels to be in a real danger. It just becomes flimsy.
Anyhow, here are some suggested topics to talk about today:
- What movie/game/book makes you happy? Please try describe what about it really appeals to your emotions.
- Share some happy news.
- Would you say you are happy at the moment? How come? If not, why and when were you happy the most recent?
- Or talk about anything.