October 25, 2017
2 hours and 10 minutes (130 minutes)
Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Scrapper 142 / Valkyrie
En Dwi Gast / Grandmaster
Skurge / Executioner
Stephen Strange / Doctor Strange
Korg / Surtur / Hulk (mo-cap)
Asgardian Date #1
Asgardian Date #2
Actor Loki (uncredited)
College Girl #1
College Girl #2
Golden Lady #1
Golden Lady #2
Valkyrie Sister #1
Valkyrie Sister #2
Sean Edward Frazer
Tracey Lee Maxwell
Asgardian Citizen (uncredited)
New York businessman
Twin Sakaaran citizen
Twin Sakaaran citizen
_Ragnarok_ is a tough one to review completely without spoiler, so I'll keep this brief:
* I was bothered by a small number of things that happened in this movie.
* I was in love with a large number of things that happened in this movie.
* _Thor: Ragnarok_ is not the MCU's best movie.
* _Thor: Ragnarok_ is the MCU's most fun movie.
* Can we **please** have a worldwide ban on putting anything that happens in the third act of your movie, in said movie's trailers?
Thank you for your time. 4 stars.
_Final rating:★★★★ - Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._
The Best CBM movie of 2017
The film is one of the most entertaining of the MCU films so far and a HUGE improvement over Thor: The Dark World. Cate Blanchett as the villainess Hela, the Goddess of Death, is a far better villain that TDW's lame Malekith. Kat Dennings' annoying Darcy and Natalie Portman's bland Jane are not missed at all. Instead, we get Tessa Thompson's badass Valkyrie, who can hold her own in a fight and isn't just there just as a love interest for Thor (Chris Hemsworth). Jeff Goldblum is hilarious as Grandmaster, who runs the gladiator fights on the planet Sakaar. But the real pleasure of the movie is watching the love-hate brother relationship between Thor and his adoptive brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). The relationship between the two men was the only redeeming feature of TDW, and it's great to see it expanded in this movie. Also great is seeing Thor buddy up with Bruce Banner/ Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). The only thing I didn't like about the movie was the fate of The Warriors Three. They deserved better than that. But otherwise, it's a great comic book movie.
From minute one, Thor Ragnarok bursts onto the screen with a new found energy, style, Jeff Goldblum, beautiful use of colours and shot compositions, an amazing 80s inspired music score, and comedy that's actually funny. Somehow, Thor Ragnarok is both the darkest film in the entire MCU given that it deals with the destruction of an entire world, and the most lighthearted.
Thor Ragnarok is very much a Taika Waititi film that uses Marvel lore and characters. It has many shocking twists, turns, witty comedy, and pleasant re-introductions (and introductions) to some of the MCU's best characters that I can't wait to see more of. Oh, and did I mention this movie has Jeff Goldblum?!
This movie sets a new bar for the MCU. It's funny, entertaining and VERY fun. It takes a completely different yet good turn from the past 2 movies and is a colourful blast.
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Saga: Marvel Cinematic Universe
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Ant-Man and the Wasp
Avengers: Infinity War
Thor: The Dark World
Captain America: Civil War
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Guardians of the Galaxy