In the typical action-packed fashion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok falls right in line with previous films. Fans may find a fresh twist on Thor’s personality, which suits him well as he embarks on a new adventure with friends and foes, new and old. But, how does Thor: Ragnarok stand up when compared to the rest of the Marvel Studios’ movies? Here are some of our reasons to check out Thor: Ragnarok, hammering its way in to theaters this Friday!
4 Reasons to See Thor: Ragnarok (Movie Review)
1. Great balance of traditional Marvel Universe action-packed excitement and special effects with a comedic element.
2. New allies and villains keep the plot interesting.
3. New director reveals a new side to the God of Thunder.
4. Even if you haven’t seen the previous Thor films, Thor: Ragnarok is still hilariously enjoyable.
Directed by Taika Waititi, this edition of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reveals lots of self-discovery for the super hero, who experiences many losses throughout the film, yet all with the right amount of humor. The film’s cast extends to include the talents of Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Stranded on Sakaar, an intergalactic landfill of people and things, Thor meets a gentle-giant-man made of rocks, voiced by the director who also gets in on the fun of this movie. In the midst of all the fun of being imprisoned, Thor must figure out how to get back home to save Asgard from total destruction, without his hammer. Like most other films of this genre, the PG-13 rating holds an appropriate recommendation mostly due to the nature of violence. You’ll have to decide for yourself just how old your kids should be to see Thor: Ragnarok.
Ironically, while this film was written and directed by different people, it seemed to parallel some of the same comedic vibes and interpersonal relationships between characters, like that of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Even the musical score was similar yet different, including a fitting 1970’s track by Led Zeppelin. Action, suspense, hilarity, and of course two end-credit scenes after the movie made for a well-balanced package! At the end of the day, we learn that there’s always more to a super hero than meets the eye! Catch Thor: Ragnarok in theaters this Friday, November 3, 2017!
Disclosure: We were provided a complimentary advance screening of Thor: Ragnarok in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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