[Review] Thor: Ragnarok

Title: Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 3, 2017

This movie was honestly one of the best I’ve seen in a while. It was also the best Thor movie by far. Marvel really knows how to pull out the big guns when they need to, and there was no holding back in this installment. It was the perfect combination of action, humour, violence, and Hulk smashing.

Hela, the Goddess of Death, is a force to be reckoned with. Cate Blanchett did an incredible job bringing her character to life and she took no mercy on those who would oppose her rule of Asgard. I was also extremely excited to see Hulk back on the big screen as well because he’s one of my favourites, and I’m glad they gave him more lines other than simply “Hulk smash”. He’s living the life as the star of a show until he faces Thor in the stadium.

ALSO CAN WE TALK ABOUT THOR FOR A HOT MINUTE?! He finally took off his serious pants and managed to have a little fun, trading insults back and forth with Hulk. Their dynamic is hilarious and it’s the start of a beautiful friendship. Also, *cue happy tears* Thor finally got his lightning back, and it was more badass than ever. He also got an involuntary haircut, which was hilarious because he actually squealed like a little girl. Thor goes through a lot of growth in this movie, finally learning that he is not defined by his hammer.

Loki is also as cunning as ever, and he actually manages to redeem himself this time, if only slightly. His ruse posing as Odin is foiled when Thor reveals him to be an imposter. While he constantly pits himself against his brother, he knows that they have a common enemy in Hela, and that he must work with Thor to defeat her.

One of my favourite characters in this movie has to be Korg, a rock giant who is basically oblivious to everything. What he lacks in smarts, he makes up for in humour and his well-timed lines were perfection. He definitely stole the show in my opinion and I’m really hoping that we see more of him in future Marvel movies.

This was an epic apocalypse movie and I can’t wait for more Thor and Hulk. The end credit scenes were very mysterious, but they could hint that something bad will happen that will impact the future of Thor’s people.

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