Thursday, 2 November 2017

Thor - Ragnarok - Film Review

Hi guys

Went to see Thor- Ragnarok the third and so far best in the Thor trilogy of movies and Marvel fans are in for a treat.

Set after the second Thor film which saw Loki (Tom Hiddleston) impersonate Odin (Anthony Hopkins) it follows on with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returning to Asgard which is in disarray thanks to Loki.

Dangerous Artefacts are missing from the vaults and Heimdall (Idris Elba) who looks after the Biofrost bridge is missing.

After watching an hilarious play about Loki's death Thor calls Loki out who explains he exiled Odin to Earth.
On Earth Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in a funny scene shows them where he is.
Odin in Norway - home of the Norse Gods - explains his time is up but his presence has been holding back his daughter Hela (Cate Blanchett) who wants to destroy Asgard.  She destroys Thors Hammer easily and Thor and Loki escape by the Biofrost she hitches a ride to Asgard and knocks them off path.

Here is where the fun starts as Thor arrives on the planet Sakaar home of the Grandmaster (played excellently by Jeff Goldblum) who is host to gladiator games.  The current champion being Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) who after Avengers - Age of Ulton has stayed as Hulk for 2 years and captured.

The fight between Thor and Hulk is awesome and a highlight of the film which shows Thor the stronger of the two.

Once the fight is over Thor and Hulk talk - have to admit Hulk talking quite a bit was weird but he does that in the comics.  
Thor has Hulk turn back to Banner who is confused and freaked out by being away so long and on an alien planet and they plan their escape back to Asgard with the help of Loki who also arrived there and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) who has links to Asgards past and the rock creature Korg (voiced by Director Taika Waititi who does an excellent job directing).

With other characters like Skurge (Karl Urban) who helps Hela to stay alive but joins Thor the film is packed with fun and has an Eighties feel.

It has some great action and funny gags and visuals which are similar to Guardians of the galaxy films.

Overall  -  A great Thor film and one of the best Marvel films out.

Score   -   9/10

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