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Thor: Ragnarok is a fun and very different type of Thor film that was a breathe of fresh air, best of the trilogy and shows why Marvel Cinematic Universe reign supreme in the comic book movie world!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
What I Like:
-Unlike its predecessors, this what completely different in the view of tone, which was hilariously funny, the setting, which shows a different universe to really expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and the characters where they are more likable with their fun personalities for all of us to enjoy, especially with Hulk and Thor
-I liked how they tie up different things from past MCU movies, and relate to this story, and look forward to the future movies
-Cate Blanchett as the villain, Hela, was definitely a force to be reckon with, and really made Thor step his game up
-The action was fun and unique with the great direction from Taika Waititi
-The cameos are hilarious, can’t say too much, but they were fun, trust me on that
-The music which was 80’s, really made this film more authentic which was awesome to watch
The So So:
-Jeff Goldblum played The Grandmaster in this film, pretty much the leader of the planet, Sakaar, what worked was his quirkiness of Goldblum’s status really worked with the comedy that this film really implored, what didn’t work was seeing him as an intimidating leader really didn’t work for me, I couldn’t take him serious, and really wanted to move on from him
What I Didn’t Like:
-Some questions I have which always the MCU movies give, one main question is they show The Warriors Three, but where was Sif? I didn’t even hear it in dialogue, maybe I missed it, but also the writing off of Jane Foster seemed too lazy as well
SPOILER THREAD (Don’t read if you haven’t seen it):
-Though the death of Odin seemed a little rushed, I really thought this was the best of Odin you see, giving the speech of inspiration to Thor in him achieving his full powerful potential was actually pretty cool and emotional to watch
-I really enjoyed the cameo of Dr. Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, meeting Thor, to me that and the beginning scene with Surtur was really the funniest parts of the movie
-Also seeing Matt Damon and Sam Neill cameoing as play actors reenacting a scene from Thor: The Dark World was pure fun and genius
This is not the Thor film that we are used to, and that is a very good thing. I enjoyed the comedy, action, and the different settings that really gave it a breathe of fresh air. Not only does it give a great continuation of the MCU franchise, it really makes you look forward to the future of the films. Now I can’t wait for Black Panther, and then the anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Like Captain America: Civil War, this changes a lot of what is going on in the MCU, and prepare you for that future. Not only that this film shows why Marvel still remain supreme in the comic book movies, and continue this great year of comic book movies in general (I hope Justice League doesn’t ruin that), and I’m enjoying every minute of it!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
(Sidenote: Megan Leavey- This war film about marine soldiers working with dogs during the Iraq war. I enjoyed the character development and the thrilling action scenes of finding bombs. Where I lost it was the second of Megan Leavey, played by Kate Mara, trying to adopt the dog that was with during her deployment. Yes, it has some emotion, but I thought the drama was really subpar for my liking. Still a decent watch nonetheless!!!
Rating: 3.5 Stars)