Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Director: Eric Pearson
Runtime: 2 hours, 10 minutes
Action | Adventure | Comedy | Superhero | 2017
Synopsis: Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his world, which is at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
I am a little disappointed in this film. For some reason, the Marvel writers decided to turn this movie into a comedy, much like Guardians of the Galaxy, instead of focusing on what I believe makes superhero movies great: the epic action scenes. Now, I know nothing about comics. I’m assuming that this is based off something that happened in the comics, as I’m sure almost all the movies are, so I wonder what happened in those little colorful pages to bring this movie to life.
The movie wasn’t terrible. On one hand, I wasn’t paying that close attention, so I was planning on watching it again before writing this review.. But that didn’t happen as my free time is slowly dwindling with wedding planning and moving houses getting in the way.
Some of the comedic aspects in the film weren’t bad. Like the “play” in the beginning with Hemsworth’s brother (in real life) and Matt Damon (but of course I noticed him.. he's not even credited!). And I also a tad bit enjoyed the scenes that included Doctor Strange (although after five minutes I got a little tired of it). But other than that, I felt like the comedy of this film really took away what I would have liked in the plot. I just didn’t accept Thor making one liners and references to things that were supposed to be hilarious for the screen.
Cate Blanchett plays Hela, Thor and Loki’s sister, and the villain in this film. She is pissed that their father stopped being evil, and is determined to take back Asgard and continue the reign and war on the universe. She reminded me of Elizabeth Banks in Power Rangers, most likely because of the costume design. Here’s the thing - since I wasn’t paying 100% attention (I was making dinner) - there’s something else going on… Ragnarok which is essentially Asgard’s apocalypse. I didn’t really understand, but I think there were just two things happening at the same time and Thor used that to his advantage?
The plot itself of this film is alright. I liked that Thor and Hulk were teammates, and I also liked the inclusion of Valkyrie (played by Tessa Thompson… remember her from Annihilation?!). Other than that, I really think I need to watch this again.
The ending fight scene was just what you’d expect from a Marvel film, and was the part I liked the most. As of right now, I’m going to give Thor: Ragnarok an “okay” rating. Perhaps it has the same qualities as Guardians of the Galaxy that I just doesn't sit well with me for some reason. (2.5/5).
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