Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 13, 2021 at 05:59 PM
#MCUrewatch. It took three films to get the character and world of Thor right, but boy did director Waititi succeed (the first two were either too serious or too dark). If you thought Guardians of the Galaxy was crazy, wait until you see Ragnarok. With its 80's soundtrack and visuals it looks like a teenagers dream. The entire film is a joy (although the climax isn't as good as what came before) but especially the middle act (which takes place on the planet Sakaar) is some of the best the MCU ever delivered. Comedy genius with great performances from Hemsworth, Ruffalo, Waititi and especially Goldblum. It is here where the director can put his auteur stamp on the film and make it one of the craziest superhero films of all time. And that is a great compliment.
Reviewed by anselmdaniel7 / 10
This review contains spoilers.
Thor: Ragnarok is the third movie in the Thor movie series. The movie stars Thor the god of Thunder as he seeks to stop Ragnarok. Hel, played by Cate Blanchett, rises and seeks to dominate Asgard.
Thor: Ragnarok is first and foremost a fun adventure. All the scenes in this movie have bright and vibrant colors. The dialogue in this movie is also meant to be light-hearted and funny. Thor has become a more funny character in his dead-pan delivery than in his previous movies. Anyone that has seen Guardians of the Galaxy will be familiar with the color palette and tone of this movie. The humor is similar. This tone also shifts Thor's character. If audience's liked Thor's stoicism, it is not as prevalent here. It seemed as if the writers wanted to course correct Thor to be more likable.
The story is similar to a mini-Avengers movie. Thor assembles his team to stop Hel. This leads him to a multi-world adventure where he recruits Loki, Hulk, and Valkyrie. In addition he also leads a prison revolt. The story is nothing new to the Marvel cinematic universe. Aspects of this story has already been present in other movies. The differences here are its setting and characters. The beloved Thor characters are here and audience swill like seeing them. The characters and events did become predictable. The audience only need to imagine the silliest result and it will happen. This is the story's weak point as it felt as if the characters all shared the same traits. It felt as if the movie was written quickly as scenes seem to end with no consequence.
Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth are the main highlights here. Cate does a good job as Hela and scenes with her are enjoyable. Hela is still a normal Marvel villain but her dialogue is more enjoyable. Chris Hemsworth dealt with his character's changes well and he is a more funny character here. Tom Hiddleston is a classic as Loki. The greatest surprise is Jeff Goldblum as the grand-master. His line delivery is perfect as he portrays an oppressive but fun master of a world.
Overall, Thor: Ragnarok is recommended. It is a movie that is a fun adventure, however it does not do anything different from the Marvel formula.
Reviewed by SPZMaxinema9 / 10
The best Thor yet!
The action and humor mixed up in this movie was done with such quality that you forget about the problems with this movie, if there are even any at all! Thor kicks butt along with new friends of his and unforgettable superhero power scenes that will make you smile! This was especially great seeing it in theaters!