Thor: Ragnarok is the third Thor movie directed by Taika Waititi [What We Do in the Shadows], and sees Thor [Chris Hemsworth] imprisoned in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor Ragnarok: The Good
“Thor: Ragnarok” is by far the best “Thor” movie and perhaps the best Marvel movie to date, it certainly has injected a colorful, fresh look to the Marvel Universe and has introduced an array of colorful new characters some of which will surely be fan favorites in the future.
Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the mighty “Thor”, the god of thunder and has a blast making fun at his own image. His comic timing has paid off starring in previous movies such as last years “Ghostbusters” and “Vacation“.
Mark Ruffalo also returns as the Hulk who was separated from the “Avengers Age of Ultron” and has been missing ever since. The banter between Thor and the Hulk provides the films main laugh-out-loud moments as well as the film’s heart.
Tom Hiddleston returns as Thor’s mischievous brother, “Loki” after supposedly being killed off in “Thor: The Dark World”.
Tessa Thompson stars as “Valkyrie”, a bounty hunter who likes to drink and has authority issues, the first female Han Solo, who shares fun and witty banter with Thor and who we will hopefully see in more Marvel movies.
Jeff Goldblum who’s a newcomer to the Marvel Universe and stars as the “Grandmaster”, who is clearly having a blast with the role and brings his much welcomed iconic energy to the role and hopefully we will see a movie of his character in future movies.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is the most fun Marvel movie to date and gives the god go thunder his grove back with a “Guardians of the Galaxy” makeover that’s colorful, fun and thrilling.
Thor Ragnarok: The Bad
The only weak link with Thor: Ragnarok is the villains, Cate Blanchett who is a fantastic actress, stars as “Hela” the goddess of death who character has little to do apart from almost being like a pantomime villain and not having much screen time doesn’t help as most of her scenes involve CGI fights.
Overall, “Thor: Ragnarok” is another triumph for Marvel Studios that brings a fun, colorful fresh look and is the most fun a Marvel movie has been since “Guardians of the Galaxy“.