Thor: Ragnarok: Easily the best movie in the “Thor” trilogy. Is that saying much? Not really. Fortunately, director Taika Waititi made this film visually dazzling and a whole lot of fun. Hopefully he continues working in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The characters we know and love like Thor, Loki, and Hulk are all portrayed well, though Bruce Banner was a bit annoying. However, the brand new characters are what really steal the show. Cate Blanchett who played the villain Hela was good, but maybe a bit monologue heavy. Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie was a wonderful new addition. Jeff Goldblum was a grand Grandmaster, and probably had some of the funniest moments in the whole thing. Though, Taika Waititi’s Korg may rival Goldblum.
The visuals and the art direction are almost on par with both “Guardians of the Galaxy” films. The score also played towards the feel of it all. Unfortunately, one CGI heavy character kind of took the visuals down an octave. The Hulk looked a bit fake, and probably won’t age very well in the coming years.
Most of my problems with the film include spoilers so…
Most if not all of the character deaths were very unceremonious. Thor’s best friends The Warriors Three all die, and not once is it referenced or does Thor ask about them. Odin’s death scene is just plain boring. Then Lady Sif and the entirety of the Earth cast aren’t in the film. The cameos were fun but pretty underwhelming as well. Overall the film is a little too funny, and it’s sort of just middle of the pack for the MCU.
Watch the trailer for Thor!