“So much has happened since I last saw you,” is a quote said by the character Thor that perfectly describes this movie and how it’s such a significant change from the last Thor movie, Thor: The Dark World.
Thor: Ragnarok also takes the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) into a new direction because, much like Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok spends most of the movie in space.
However, the story of the movie is about how Asgard, Thor’s home, is on the brink of being destroyed by the world-ending prophecy called Ragnarok, which is predicted to destroy Asgard. Thor starts the movie by trying to prevent Ragnarok but must deal with Hela, the Goddess of Death. During a battle, Hela sends Thor away to a new planet called Sakar which happens to have the Hulk on it as well. The rest of the movie turns into a comedy team-up film in which the heroes must get off Sakar and stop Hela and her evil plans.
The acting in this movie is fantastic with Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk/Bruce Banner), Cate Blanchett (Hela) and even the director himself, Taika Waititi (Korg) giving amazing performances that enhance the movie.
The jokes and humour are done well. This movie has a lot of comedy that will have audiences laughing for most of the film. Some of the jokes in the film will stick with you long after watching the movie.
The action and fight scenes in Thor: Ragnarok are also some of the best to come from a Marvel movie, with the gladiator arena fight and some fights near the end being visual treats to watch.
The overall style and tone of the movie is very different than the two earlier Thor movies and a lot of the MCU movies in general. Although Thor: Ragnarok is similar to Guardians of the Galaxy because it’s funny and in space, Thor: Ragnarok is different enough that it stands out with its voice and style and will please anyone looking for a different style of superhero movie in today’s modern cinema.
Thor: Ragnarok is a movie that has something for everyone. It has action, comedy, heart, and spectacle. Although some may find that it is more of a comedy than an action movie, Thor: Ragnarok knows how to balance its jokes and characters so nothing seems out of place. If there is one word to describe this film, it’s balanced. Thor: Ragnarok is a fantastic movie and is worth watching once or ten times.