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Thor: Ragnarok Gets An Amazingly Cheesy '80s Trailer

What if Thor: Ragnarok was made in the 1980s? That's precisely the question the newest video creation from Nerdist answers. 

The outlet published an all-out '80s trailer that reimagines Thor: Ragnarok as a campy and amazingly cheesy superhero flick from the era of bright colors and big hair. Featuring hilariously crude special effects, VHS static, and a ton of expository voiceover, the clip takes the upcoming threequel's throwback vibe to a whole new level. It also replaces every single scene that shows Mark Ruffalo's Incredible Hulk with Lou Ferrigno, refers to lead actor Chris Hemsworth by his full name, and includes footage of a young, shirtless Jeff Goldblum. 

The outlet provided a bit of backstory for how the trailer came to be: "We used the Time Stone to travel across the decades and unearth the long-lost, forgotten trailer for the 1987 classic Thor III: Ragnarok. With VHS distortion, 'cutting-edge' special effects, and way too much expository voiceover (provided by the incredible Darin De Paul), this trailer is a fascinating look into what could have been–much like Marvel's own What If? comics back in the day. Now we're hoping that, much like Logan: Noir, we'll get a similarly stylized Thor: Ragnarok VHS-ified full-length version too."

Check it out in the video above. 

Thor: Ragnarok is one of many other movies to get the '80s trailer treatment, following after Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it could very well be the best, with director Taika Waititi even giving it his coveted stamp of approval. When he saw the trailer pop up on his Twitter timeline, he retweeted it and wrote, "WHAT THE F***, LOOK AT THIS!"

The upcoming movie centers around Thor (Hemsworth) learning that his adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has been masquerading as their missing father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), which leads to some uncontrolled governance within Asgard that then results in Hela the Asgardian Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett), being released from captivity. Thor makes a valiant effort to destroy the super-powerful, dark magic-wielding goddess, but she exiles him to Sakaar, a planet ruled but the charming but wicked Grandmaster (Goldblum). During his time on the unfamiliar world, Thor gets a new cropped hairdo, meets up with the Hulk (Ruffalo), and happens upon Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), an elite female warrior with whom Thor becomes enamored. And, as the '80s trailer states, "old enemies will become new allies and old allies will become best friends" along the way.

Thor: Ragnarok (the 2017 version) is set to hit theaters on November 3. For now, find out why the film will be much better than you think.