Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

2017 PG-13 130 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Science Fiction

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 homeworld and the end of Asgardian civil...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be it’s most fun. We last saw Thor on film during Avengers: Age of Ultron as he went off to explore the forces he suspects are causing those events to happen, which is where we pick up in this new stand alone film. Directed by indie comedy director Taika Waititi, we catch up with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) two years after the events of Age of Ultron, not having found out much about the infinity stones he was searching, his dreams of Ragnarok, or the destruction of his home Asgard, brings him to the start of the film and trying to steal the crown of the Surtur who is prophesied to bring about Ragnarok.

    Thinking he has prevented it from happening he returns to Asgard to discover his previously thought dead brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), has been using his tricks to appear to be their father Odin. They set off to find their father, helped by other Marvel hero Doctor Strange to find him just before he dies. It is revealed that the goddess of death Hela played by the amazing Cate Blanchett, is actually their older sister who has been kept locked away and upon his death she is released and causes havoc reclaiming what she thinks is hers. In a fight with their sister the two get separated on the planet Sakaar where Thor is captured by a feisty female bounty hunter (Tessa Thompson) and brought in as a slave to fight in the Grand Master’s (hilarious Jeff Goldblum) fights. Set to face the grand champion, it is discovered that it is actually the Hulk who has been trapped there for two years. Hilarity and great action ensues as the two fight and reconnect. Thor needs to get back to stop Hela so he forms a team to help him of the Hulk and the bounty hunter revealed to be a Valkyrie who faced Hela before. Loki and a band of slave fighters Thor stayed with join them. Overall it is probably the funniest film from any of the Avengers stories, on level with the humor known to be in the Guardians of the Galaxy series. Waititi brought everything enjoyable about 80′s science fiction/action films dosed with comedy and great action sequences. The mocking humor at the seriousness of other superhero films including the previous Thor’s is quite hilarious along with a few funny cameos. Previous films left Thor a bit lacking and made Loki to be the more enjoyable Asgardian character but this film brings back all the attention to Thor in a new era for the character as he discovers his inner power beyond what he knew he had to save his people. Opening with high critic scores and an even higher than before box office, fans and critics are enjoying this latest addition to the Marvel Universe as we build up the story to the next Avengers film. The last Thor film which is probably one of the least favorable marvel films, this film revives the passion and excitement for the God of Thunder and is probably one of the most exciting and entertaining Marvel films. Highly recommend for the laughs and purely good time the film is.