For the first time in three tries for this awkward franchise, Marvel finally gets it right with Thor: Ragnarok. Until this recent installment, the Thor movies have been one of the weak spots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They simply lacked the energy and fun that can be seen in other Marvel movies. However, the third installment completely changes the tone and delivers a funny, colorful spectacle that just doesn’t stop.
Written by a trio of Marvel television veterans (including Eric Pearson of “Agent Carter”) and directed by the comedic filmmaker Taika Waititi, “Thor: Ragnarok” is a big CG sequel filled with tons of famous people (a couple more than expected). However, with everything going on, it still feels small and humble with a “Guardians of the Galaxy,” like high-energy that makes time for monsters, battles, and spectacular special effects.
I’d also like add that Chris Hemsworth does not act, he is Thor disguised as an actor. Chris takes Thor to a more relatable level. Tom Hiddleston as Loki shows more heart and the growth of Hulk is great to finally see happen. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie brings great dimensions especially while kicking ass. Not to mention Cate Blanchett as Hela is really good, scary and deadly.
Thor Ragnarok Review
I’m just gonna come out and say it: I loved this different take on Thor and hope to see more of it moving forward.