Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Thor Ragnarok is not only my favorite Thor movie by far, but also my favorite comic book movie in a year with Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman Homecoming. I think it might be my second favorite marvel film behind the first Guardians movie. It’s funny and there is never a moment wasted. Looking back I don’t know any moments or jokes that I think should have cut out of this movie.
I guess I should have been prepared for Taika Waititi’s unique take on the Asgardian superhero. I love all of his films and this one definitely has his unique spin and signature comedic style attached to it. Chris Hemsworth is great as Thor and what’s great with Ragnarok is that he’s allowed to add a little humor and not take his character as seriously. Jeff Goldblum essentially plays himself in space in this movie and it’s just as great as you’d imagine. Cate Blanchett is a great villain, maybe one of the best in the MCU so far. Perhaps the biggest and most pleasant surprise from Ragnarok is Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. She rocks and was one of my favorite characters in the movie.
Thor Ragnarok feels a little bit different than any other MCU film. Maybe it’s the tone that feels different or maybe it’s the explosion of colors. At its best, this film is a masterpiece of escapism. It flies by so fast that it’s hard to believe it was over 2 hours long. I love how Ragnarok never really takes itself that seriously, it’s light-hearted but it still manages to be serious and confident when it needs to be.
Thor Ragnarok is such a blast, and it’s rare to have so much fun watching a film. There was hardly a moment in Ragnarok where I wasn’t laughing or smiling. Taika Waititi has really outdone himself. Thor Ragnarok doesn’t really do anything different, but somehow still feels like a breath of fresh air. Do yourself a favor and go see it as fast as you can.