Not in a million years did I ever think I would say that a Thor film would be on comedic par with Guardians of the Galaxy. Thor: Ragnarok is the third instalment of Thor’s cinematic universe flicks and with director Taika Waititi at the helm, they’ve just let him go crazy on this one and it really pays off. Whilst the plot is a little leaky in places and is incredibly basic at best, it really doesn’t matter one single bit, this film is all out hilarity and it’s the movie that Thor deserves. With the introduction of it’s new comedic centrepiece one can only imagine how funny Infintry Wars could potentially be with the addition of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
A talented director, a charming cast and comedic timing perfection make Thor: Ragnarok one of the best Marvel movies to date. It has so much going for it and it’s about time I enjoyed a Thor movie. I always felt that out of the stand-alone flicks that the Thor films were the weak links of the Marvel chain. It’s not that they’re terrible movies either, Thor just feels a little outcasted and the movies never really hit a home run for me. It always feels as thou they could be something more and the tone of the movies were always too serious for my liking. There was always a virtual Asgardian barrier separating Thor from his audience. Thor: Ragnarok breaks down that barrier and lets us all in to enjoy the ride.
Thor: Ragnarok features a whole host of names and each one slam dunks their role with ease. Cate Blanchett as Thor and Loki’s evil sister Hela is just the perfect villain, it’s about time we had a good one in the MCU! Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Karl Urban (Skurge), Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Jeff Goldblum (The Grandmaster) and even a cameo by Dr.Strange himself Benedict Cumberbatch. This movie is oozing star quality all over the place! A special mention should go to Tessa Thompson. Like Cate, a new addition to the MCU as she plays a drunken Valkyrie who captures Thor on the planet Sakaar. What a performance, she fits into the role and demands that everyone around here makes sure she belongs there. Such a powerhouse performance where I was like, oh shit, don’t mess with that her. An all out badass!
A few twists and turns and enough laughs to make you fall helplessly in love with this wonderful instalment in the MCU. Thor: Ragnarok is the thor movie we deserved all along!