Right, I’ll start of by saying of all the Marvel films characters Thor is one of my least favourites. No particular reason he just didn’t appeal to me as much as Deadpool or Black Panther or Iron Man. I do find it impressive how Marvel fits all of these characters in to storylines and intertwines them.
Which brings me on to Marvel’s latest Thor offering: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the Thunder God for more electrifying (see what I did there?) adventures. I was a little sceptical going to watch Ragnarok until I saw the trailer. Hulk and Thor need their own buddy comedy movie. Imagine Bad Boys if they put a shift in at the gym.
We finally find out what happened to the Hulk after he disappeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Doctor Strange makes a cameo and my man crush Idris Elba reprises his role as Heimdall.
The plot begins with Thor (Hemsworth) hanging from chains and taunting a giant demon type dude who’s giving it the full death and destruction of Asgard (Thor’s home) spiel. And of course Thor escapes and returns to find Loki who is once again played brilliantly by Tom Hiddleston causing all kinds of trouble until they find themselves confronted by Hela (Cate Blanchett) their older sister who was imprisoned by Thor and Loki’s father Odin. I had a hard time taing Hela seriously as a villain because I couldn’t help but think that her weird headgear looked like the antlers that Bambi’s dad had. But then maybe that’s just me.
Long story short Thor finds himself on a foreign planet fighting in a gladiator arena with a certain green doctor. Impressive fight sequences follow and jokes that work. I’m trying not to give away too much here so bare with me. But as you might have guessed they do end up confronting Bambi-sorry Hela in Asgard. And of course more glorious fight scenes and special effects explode across the screen.
For me Thor is a testament to the great storytelling prowess of Marvel. He’s a character that’s not as well known as Hulk, Spiderman, Iron Man or Captain America yet the films and caused the character to explode in popularity. This is by no means my favourite Marvel film or in my opinion the best (my pick for both of those is the first Iron Man film) but this is a funny, entertaining sequel that does spice things up a bit and shows that nobody knocks it out of the park and puts the hammer down like Marvel.
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