Thor: Ragnarok Review

OMG OMG OMG!!! I have no words for the beauty that I witnessed last night. And by beauty, yes I mean Chris Hemsworth The Lord of Thunder, I mean God of Thunder. Thor: Ragnarok is my favorite Marvel film to date. Watching this movie, I felt like I was in an 80’s video game. I have nothing negative to say about it. It kept my attention from start to finish, the music was great, the visuals were stunning, and the acting was on point.

I laughed out loud so many times throughout the film. Hemsworth is hilarious. He can sure have some fun with the roles that he plays. I love that about him. He doesn’t take himself too seriously.  Of course I loved the cameos in the film. Dr. Strange shows up in the beginning.  Anthony Hopkins also makes a brief appearance as Odin. We find out that Jane and Thor broke up, but I think that is already briefly mentioned in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The scenes between Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth are so funny. Bruce Banner is the “Hulk” in the majority of the film. Mark Ruffalo is my favorite Banner/Hulk.

The plot of Thor: Ragnarok was really good. A dark force awakens to take over Asgard. Come to find out, this “dark force” is Thor and Loki’s sister, Hela, the goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. Thor, Loki, the Hulk and a Valkyrie must work together to save the day without the help of Thor’s hammer, which is destroyed by Hela during their first encounter on earth.  Because she is Odin’s oldest child, she can wield the hammer. This surprises both Thor and Loki.

After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Hulk winds up on a “junk” planet, run by Jeff Goldblum (he is very good in this movie too). Hulk ends up becoming a fighter in their version of UFC.  We find out that Banner has been living as the Hulk for the last two years. Thor also happens to land on this planet after his first encounter with his sister, Hela. Thor, now hammer-less, and Hulk have to fight (you see this in the previews and commercials, so I’m not giving anything away). The exchange between Hulk and Thor is hilarious.

My sister-in-law loves Thor, she thinks he very handsome. Chris Hemsworth looks very good in this movie, especially with his short hair. With the success of this film, I wonder if Chris Hemsworth will sign on to do a few more? What does this mean for the franchise. Is Hela dead? Can you kill the Goddess of Death? Does Death die?

Thor was never my least favorite marvel character. That honor is bestowed to Captain America. Let’s face it Cap is pretty boring and vanilla. Thor is vanilla too, but he controls lightening! Thunder too right, considering he’s the God of Thunder, not God of Lightening. 

I repeat, this is my favorite Marvel movie to date. I didn’t want it to end. Maybe I should post a blog with a list of all my favorite Marvel comic book films. That would be interesting.

Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13 for brief Hulk nudity (ha ha ha) and it gets 5 out of 5 Gerber Daisies on my Gerber Daisy scale. This is an absolute must see, not a “I’ll wait until it comes out in the cheap theaters!!” I may even like it better than Wonder Woman.