Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor is back and I can say better than ever.
A great action movie sparkling comedy all over its scenes while grabbing the viewer expectations and pleasing everyone in the process.
For moments, many actually, seems a different movie than the previous two. Unattached from the more serious tone and drama of the earlier sets.
Most characters are very good, they try to be cool and most really achieve it. As always, a few details might not please everyone, but, even with that, the protagonists play with it when tension arises and the surprising resolve gives its storyline an updated and wanted movie ending.
We already saw Marvel doing the Hulk and his appearance never gets repetitive, Loki is always himself, not repetitive but very welcome into the comedy while trying to keep its serious tone along the movie story.
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It is not far from the serious action movies, especially because almost all the characters come back with a related attachment to the evolving situation.
Karl Urban and Jeff Goldblum are just awesome in their roles, like the new Heimdall, does not disappoint. Also get your eyes on the cameos, you have a lot of surprises to discover there and give you a big smile.
The directing is awesome and spot on, the writing and dialogs are mixing a comedy film with badass superheroes in an excellent screenplay.
Not only directed for fans of the series, it’s a Captain America / Iron Man type of movie where the lore fits the approval of the earlier movies fans but also made its own choices to expand its base.
Thor Ragnarok is a strong teammate of the future Marvel universe films, with so much comedy but impressive fight scenes, it will be hard work to get over and better than this. Marvel fans know Avengers Infinity War should be the track to track with this new Thor.
The movie uncovers part of the lore of Asgard’s past and Odin himself, avoiding to have spoilers here, there no waste of characters and superficial fill-ins.
The clothing designs, the characters appearance, the CGI scenes, all are spot on. Mix that with fantasy-space technology add-ons and the movie has everything to be the fantastic 2 hours the Marvel fans wanted in the third Thor movie.
Directed by Taika Waititi, Thor Ragnarok imprisons Thor while Hela, the goddess of death, tries to destroy Asgard. This is a boost for the Thor franchise, getting rid of its tool (the hammer is gone) but relying on character interactions and action.
It will be one of the favorite Marvel movies for many, especially for non-fans of too much fantasy-action, because the character is not a god-like figure during the movie, but someone you can relate and have an affinity too, with the obvious differences of course, in the integrated fantasy universe.
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The expectations of an almighty figure kicking ass all over the place are put aside for the sake of an honest action movie that laughs with us and with itself at moments.
Everyone in the cast is just splendid. Their performances are top notch and very convincing.
On the serious negative side, some will find the humor a bit exaggerated, with too many jokes firing up when we expect a little more serious action during a few scenes.
Get the opportunity to see this in cinema theaters while you can, you won’t regret it, it is an exciting experience.
Directed by Taika Waititi
Music composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
Story by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
Production: Marvel Entertainment