The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Fight Scenes Are Good, But ABBA Makes Them Way Better

Thor, ready to dance and fight and dance and fight. (Image: Marvel Studios)

Fighting king, young and free, only 93.

OK, sure, so Infinity War was exciting, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier had some of the best fights to grace a superhero movie. Yeah, we know. That’s passe. We need to do more. They need to be better. How about—oh, ok, I’ve got it. Let’s try some ABBA.

That’s right, ABBA, the Swedish dance pop group. As The Mary Sue has delightfully pointed out, some fans have made a hobby out of setting Marvel scenes to the band’s peppy, energetic classics. And the results are, well, they have to be seen and heard to be believed.

Listen, I’m no ABBA expert, but I know good pop when I hear it. And this is good pop used in beautifully absurd ways. The Thor: Ragnarok one, in particular, is a really nice touch. Mashups like this are fun in part because of the way they so self-consciously toy with context. Without context, even the most dramatic scenes can become absurd. And even the most dramatic heroes can become dancing queens.

Please, commenters, I ask one thing of you this weekend: make more Marvel/ABBA mashups. I’ll check back in a few days and see how you’ve done.

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