It certainly has been a minute since I indulged you guys with a movie review, so what better way to get back into it than with a review of Marvel’s awesome new movie Thor: Ragnarok!
First off, let me start by saying personally, I think it was the best of all three Thor movies so far. The first Thor movie was quite excellent as far as first movies go and I can’t flaw it. The second movie, The Dark World, on the other hand, not as good, I’m afraid. It just lacked that little something, and Eccleston wasn’t that great as a villain–I just couldn’t not picture him as the 9th Doctor from Doctor Who, for some reason. It’s safe to say I was hesitant upon going to see Ragnarok baring the last movie in mind, alas it wasn’t until the day I went to see it that I realised that it was a different director on board, so that completely relaxed me a little, hoping it would definitely be an improvement straight away.
If you ask anyone who has seen the movie so far what their favourite aspect of the movie is, they’re more than likely going to tell you its the humour. I don’t know how many times throughout the whole movie that both I and the rest of the audience in the theatre laughed out loud, to the point where at one point I felt like I was watching a Guardians of the Galaxy movie–that’s a good thing, by the way. The banter between the Hulk/Banner was on point, and the chemistry of all the characters was excellent, especially considering we were seeing a lot of the characters on screen for the very first time.
Speaking of Hulk, I have to say, it couldn’t have been done better as to how the character was written into the story, and to be honest, I was very hesitant going in that Hulk was going to steal the show on Thor, and end up in the spotlight, but they did an excellent job as he just got enough screen time that you weren’t left looking for more, but he also didn’t get too much to the point where you might be saying ‘omigod go away we want more Thor’–no they got it just right and it all felt extremely natural, especially is chemistry with Valkyrie.
Our main villain of the movie was the Goddess of Death, Hela. I have to admit, even as a comic book enthusiast, I wasn’t 100% up to snuff with this character, so Cate Blanchett’s performance was a pleasant surprise as I learned more about the character and what role she played in Thor’s life. She completely knocked me for six in fact, when I learned of her origin within the movie, without giving any spoilers, I was completely astonished and had no idea.
Overall, Thor: Ragnarok, like I mentioned was the best Thor movie of the lot so far, and it perfectly slotted into the build-up to next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. If you’ve been keeping up with the whole Marvel Universe movies, you’ll love this, and even if you’re just a fan of Thor and have only been watching his movies, you’ll definitely love this one, as its a vast improvement on the last one! 🙂