Coming in exactly four months after the fun reboot of “Spider-Man Homecoming,” director Taika Watiti’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” puts the god of thunder back into the spotlight in a fun-filled adventure epic. Knowing that this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 17th film, you can expect to see the full greatness provided with this hero and those that work around him. Is it any good? That question may be warranted after the first two films were passable at best, but it will get thrown out the window for most of you when you see this film.
For starters, it puts our hero, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, in a more grounded state. In light of events, he discovers that someone known as the goddess of death, Hela, played by Cate Blanchett, is returning and seeking the opportunity to reclaim his home of Asgard for herself. She even destroys his trusty hammer sending him hurdling into the vacuum of space. He then ends up meeting the incredible Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, in a gladiator-style match filled with laughs and action. Along for the ride as well are Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, and a few more new characters such as Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, and Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum.
The acting in this movie is fantastic, to the point where Watiti has said that about 80% of it was improvised for the better of the actors. While the action is always a nice touch, there are certain visuals in this film that are a spectacle to see on the big screen. To top it off, the comedy of the film is fantastic as well. There are more hits than misses in terms of jokes, but the key aspect is that it has helped to give us the Thor film we were waiting for. It is by no means without its flaws in certain aspects, but it does give the viewer an epic journey to see Thor attempt to overcome what is known as Ragnarok. Even if the Thor films have never been your cup of tea in the MCU, give this one a chance. It could even Ragna-rock your world!