GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus Reacts to the Trailer for Thor: Ragnarok


I’m assuming you’ve all seen the trailer for Disney’s Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, since it basically broke the internet when it was released earlier this week. But in the event you didn’t see it, you should check it out, ’cause it’s metal as fuck and is set to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” (presumably because of the lyrical reference to the “hammer of the gods,” not because Thor is an immigrant).

Sweet, right?

So: our pals at Metal Insider, noting that GWAR have an album called Rendezvous with Ragnarok* and a song entitled “Ragnarok,” decided to reach out to that band’s guitarist, Pustulus Maximus, for his reaction. Needless to say, the results are hilarious. Here’s a sample:

It’s hard to tell from the trailer, but do you think that the film will touch on any themes of the album, like a comet hurtling toward earth or forced mating with space aliens? 

I think their main theme is to generate money. I’m not interested in the semantics of the movie but I believe the premise is to draw in as many slack-jawed Americans as possible to watch some dude that can’t be defeated get into a bunch of fights where he is almost defeated and ultimately win with a bunch of punching and smashing along the way to make it seem interesting. Probably a shirtless scene for the ladies in there too. Who cares?

Brighten your day and read the whole interview here.

Also, while we’re on the subject, let’s not forget that Periphery and Týr also both have an awesome songs called “Ragnarok.” Just sayin’.

*In fact, Metal Insider “couldn’t help but notice that GWAR’s Ragnarok came before Thor: Ragnarok.” Which isn’t really true: the Ragnarok storyline first appeared in comics in 1978. But I don’t blame the MI folks for not knowing that. Not everyone can be an überdork like me.

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