Thor is back! The other evening I attended an advance screening to see Thor: Ragnarok and I left hoping that they actually stop the Thor movies here because this would end the Thor series on a high note! It was good. It was, I want to see it again kind of good.
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer 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 civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Going into this movie I had my fears. I was concerned that all the good parts were featured in the trailers that were brought out. I was also worried about the use of the certain iconic song that is often used during epic movie scenes. I wanted to know how it was going to be used in this movie.
Right away Thor: Ragnarok started off on a good note and just kept taking it from there. The humor begins immediately with Thor being trapped in a cage and seemingly talking to himself about the whole situation. We get to see a lot of Chris Hemsworth’s comedic side. To be honest, this is the first time in awhile that I’ve been in a theatre and experienced people cheering and clapping along to the scenes in the film. This is part of what made it so memorable.
During the movie, there was one thing that I kept thinking about the whole time. How I didn’t feel Cate Blanchett was the right person to portray the villain in Thor: Ragnarok. It was just okay. I was left feeling like they needed someone with more edge. Someone who could have brought even more malice to the character Hela. While she had the blank, angry eye stare down. But, dark makeup and messy hair were not enough to showcase the rage needed behind the eyes to make me appreciate this villain.
Ultimately Thor: Ragnarok is the best of comedy and action brought together in one. It is the perfect mix of hilarity, seriousness, humor, and action was found for this film. They finally made things work really well. If you are looking for a movie that will keep everyone entertained, check it out. Oh, if you’re wondering, I’m glad they used that certain rock track at the start and end of the movie. It is actually perfectly suited for the film.
Because that’s what heroes do!
Disclosure: We were able to attend an advance screening thanks to Walt Disney Studios in order to facilitate this review. All opinions shared are 100% our own.