“Thor: Ragnarok” is the third movie in the Thor franchise and is directed by Taika Waititi, who also directed “What we do in the Shadows.” Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor, with appearances from the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and The Grand master (Jeff Goldblum). This movie was hilarious, from beginning to end; nothing but a laugh fest. It also has great action and great character development. Taika Waititi said in an interview that 80 percent of the movie was improvised and I can see that clearly. I’ve never laughed harder at an MCU film, and after the first two Thor movies were disappointing, to say the least, I completely agree with the tone change and with the way they went about it.

I honestly found no problems from the first viewing of this movie; each character stole the show in their own way. Cate Blanchett is a very memorable villain, and that’s amazing, considering the fact that the MCU hasn’t had very memorable villains. The plot of this movie also does a very good job in setting up Thor for the next Avengers’ film, “Infinity War.” This movie left me wanting a fourth Thor movie, and I think that most would agree with me.

 

Characters

Hemsworth is amazing as Thor, again. He has always done well with the role, but after this movie, he elevates it to a new level. Ruffalo comes back as the Hulk, and he is given a lot more meaning and his character is advanced and moved to a different direction that was very much needed. Tom Hiddleston also comes back as Thor’s brother Loki, and there isn’t much that can be said on him, because he always does great with the role.  Blanchett, like I said, gives a very memorable portrayal of Hella, The Goddess of Death, which was needed for the MCU, because they haven’t had too many memorable villains. I can confidently say that each character played their part to on the dot, and didn’t let up.

 

Conclusion

Go see this movie. Even if you don’t like superhero movies or the MCU, go see it. I can confidently say that you will enjoy the movie as I did. The comedy is pure genius, and the characters all do an amazing job. This movie ranks high on my personal MCU favorites, and I’m sure that it will rank high on yours too.

I give “Thor: Ragnarok” a 5/5 stars.

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