Thor: Ragnarok

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Thor: Ragnarok

Photo by Dave Schrader

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“Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo. The movie is about Thor finding himself on a strange planet while having a run in with the Hulk and trying to battle the evil goddess Hela at the same time. As usual I’ll start out with the positives. Chris Hemsworth does a great job at playing Thor, he pretty much was born to play Thor now much like Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool. When you watch the movie, you can definitely see that he’s fully embraced the character.

The other thing that worked really well with the movie is the chemistry between the Thor and Hulk. There chemistry works really well like all the heroes do in every Marvel movie because the movie makes them feel like actual people in an actual realistic setting. That’s part of DC’s problem because they don’t know how to develop the characters and they do not make their settings feel real. In the movie, the planet that Thor landed on, you got a sense of life on a planet and they didn’t make it feel like some battle arena for Thor and Hela to duke it out.

Another thing that the movie did really well is the humor. The other Thor movies weren’t necessarily lifeless, but they just felt so boring and felt like they were just made just because they were on Marvel’s schedule. “Thor: Ragnarok” really feels like there was some effort put into it. But the humor was a change because it was seeming for a while like Marvel was just going to do the same kind of setup for every single movie, there’s a bad guy and he needs to be stopped. This movie doesn’t really do that because it parodies everything critics have been criticizing Marvel for, like having the typical generic bad guy, always having a big explosion fest, and having a generic story. But with all of the good things I’ve said, there are some flaws.

Some of the flaws in the movie aren’t necessarily huge but they are noticeable. One of them was that I feel like if they would have made the movie at least ten minutes longer, I feel like the story would have been a little bit better because they are some points where it does sort of feel like a rushed story. The other flaw I found was that the ending doesn’t really feel like a concluded ending. I won’t spoil anything but you’ll see what I mean if you watch it.

Overall, it’s a pretty enjoyable movie (especially the Hulk fight). I think I’ll give this a 7/10; it’s not a bad movie or anything like that but I feel like there are better movies in the Marvel cinematic universe like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Guardians of The Galaxy”, but if you are a Thor fan and a fan of Jack Kirby’s art of Thor from the comics, I think you’ll find this very enjoyable.

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