One of the fun things about the Internet is it gives fans a chance to mess with movies, and one thing folks often do is add different music to scenes to totally change their effect.
Take this inspired fan edit of the big fight on Asgard’s Rainbow Bridge in “Thor: Ragnarok” created by Twitter user @solversonlou. The clip replaces the 1970s tone provided by Led Zeppelin’s pounding “Immigrant Song” with an 80’s gloss courtesy of Bonnie Tyler’s 1984 hit “Holding Out for a Hero.” Watch the video above.
No joke, this thing is so good you’d believe “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi intended all along for that song to play while Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his friends duke it out with the undead forces of the villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).
As the music ramps up, it starts to look like the sequence was built around the song. Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) marches into battle in the first chorus, her sword landing with a clash of cymbals. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) clashes with the huge wolf Fenrir just as the song starts to talk about needing a hero who’s “gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight.” Loki (Tom Hiddleston) takes out a guy, does a barrel roll, and comes up into a slow-motion hair swish perfectly timed with a drum crescendo. It. Is. Perfect.
There are a lot of great similar fan edits out there on the Internet, but this particular “Thor” one stands alone. It might function as a joke to make the scene a bit funnier, but really, it also feels in keeping with the comedic tone the film already nails throughout — and it does kind of pound along with the same kind of energy as “Immigrant Song.” This is a standard all Internet film jokesters should aspire to reach.