Director : Taika Waititi
Producer : Kevin Feige
Starring :Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins
Genre : Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Release Date : November 3, 2017
Music Director : Mark Mothersbaugh
Awesome-O-Metre : 7.2/10
Revue of THOR: RAGNAROK
Thor: Ragnarok, is about the destruction of Asgard in the hands of Hela (Cate Blanchett) the first daughter of Oden and the god of death, but it is up to Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his team of Revengers made up of Hulk (Banner) Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).
Marvel clearly have our mumu button and they know just how to press it to get us drooling at their feet. They have mastered the art of marketing their films as the best thing since sliced bread and then matching it by giving the audience just what they want. In this movie, Marvel realized that you can never go wrong with more laughter in a film. Agreed that there was just about enough action and high speed sequences and CGI but they have amped the comic aspects of the characters and this worked well for them.
Talking about amping characters, I like the way the character of Thor was given a different dimension. We have always known Thor with his hammer but in Thor: Ragnarok, we are introduced to Thor- the god of thunder with a new hairstyle and new personality away from the hammer. By the way, I noticed that producers/director of Thor: Ragnarok introduced a retro touch with the soundtrack and screen text and this was a great idea because it gave the film a fresh feel and a fresh dimension to the franchise.
However, calling Thor: Ragnarok the best movie ever from marvel (from the other 16) is a bit of an exaggeration. For one, even though the idea of simplifying the plot that even a kid can follow was a good idea, it left the film feeling basic and that bit unsatisfying and this also had the effect of making some of the characters rather shallow.
Furthermore, Cate Blanchet makes for a good villain but honestly, she didn’t feel evil one bit to me. Another aspect of the film that felt weird to me was that Hulk was kind of a chatter box and even though his back and forth with Thor was hilarious, I still prefer the growling Hulk. Funny enough, my favorite scene in this movie was Hulk’s battle with “Bingo”- dont worry, when you see the scene, you will know it.
Thor: Ragnarok delivered just as we expected it to and makes for an awesome viewing experience (especially when seen in IMAX 3D). For what Thor lacked in plot and character depth, they made up with comedy and for this I recommend that you guys go see it.
While you are here, why not buy your Thor: Ragnarok movie ticket HERE? It’s cheaper than purchasing it at the cinemas and you get to jump the queue.
PS. There is an after credit scene…but I am sure I don’t have to remind you about that.