19 November 2017; “Thor: Ragnarok” Review

Now it is…Review Time!

Before I begin, I watched the film on November 15th 2017 and I apologize for only doing the review now.

Packed with charm and hilarity, “Thor: Ragnarok”definitely does not disappoint.

Thor: (on seeing the Hulk as his opponent) “We know each other! He’s a friend from work!”

In this being the 3rd film of the “Thor” franchise, 5th of Phase 3, and 17th in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must find his way back home to Asgard where Hela (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, is determined to destroy it as well as the whole Asgardian civilization.


Action Sequences:

Brilliant with a killer choice of a song, in this case “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin, likely inspiration from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films.


Simply star-studded.


New Zealand director Taika Waititi, who also voices the comic Korg, takes the audience in a hilarious cinematic experience, following after the success of his previous film “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016).


Highly amusing.


Strong and entertaining with the likes of Hemsworth, Blanchett, Golden Globe winners Tom Hiddleston as the mischievous Loki and Idris Elba as Heimdall, Oscar nominees Jeff Goldblum as the enigmatic Grandmaster and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Tessa Thompson as the warrior Valkyrie, and Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins as Odin, as well as a fun cameo appearance of Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Steven Strange/Dr. Strange.



Visual Effects:

Colorful even with the 3-D effects.


Bittersweet Ending:

Certain features end greatly and sadly at the same time, which will not be spoiled here.


The battle between good and evil never gets old, but you can imagine what happens next, which again, will not be spoiled here.

Overall, a must-see for Marvel and sci-fi fans filled with unexpected humor along with the other aforementioned aspects, and easily one of the best of the many superhero films in 2017.

My own picture taken at the cinema.