Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor with a make over was my initial impression when the first trailer hit. How will this tie into the big Avengers: Infinity War that happens next year? Every Marvel movie is a set up to something bigger and it’s no different with Thor: Ragnarok.

Plot

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok–the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization–at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger–the Incredible Hulk!

The Good

This is a film for everyone. It’s got lots of humor (probably Marvel Studios’ funniest film ever) and very colourful action sequences.

The plot revolves around the destruction of Asgard which is something that’s happened in the comics before. For readers it’s a case of watching the movie to see just how much of the source material is lifted. Then of course there’s the highly anticipated Planet Hulk adaptation that features in this movie where Thor faces off with Gladiator Hulk.

The star of the movie is undoubtedly Cate Blanchett who plays Hela, the Goddess of Death. Have you ever been more convinced that she’s gonna make your life a living hell? Oh trust me, she does just that.

Special mention to Tessa Thompson who puts in a very different and surprising performance as Valkyrie. Even director Taika Waititi gets in on the act as the comic relief character Korg.

The Bad

Well I’m troubled by the ending of the movie because while we’re all aware that this is leading up to Avengers: Infinity War, I’m worried that story lines are getting a bit complicated and could get messy. But hey, it’s just an opinion.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

The 80s vibe, Immigrant song and the outlandish nature of the comic book universe makes Thor: Ragnarok a Marvel winner.

P.S. There are 2 end credits scenes.

Thor: Ragnarok opens in cinemas 26 Oct 2017

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