Thor: Ragnarok Review

By Jordan Samuel

Dir: Taika Waititi, 130 mins, starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins

Thor: Ragnarok Review

After the prior installments failed to capture the imagination of Stan Lee’s Norse lightning god, the most potent Avenger is home to complete his trilogy with Thor: Ragnarok (2017). But does the anticipated finale end on a high note? Find out as Jordan Samuel reviews the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure.

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Beloved Marvel Comics superhero Thor debuted in the science fiction/fantasy anthology title Journey into Mystery #83, bringing Norse mythology into the universe with the legendary stories drawn into the comic world.

Jack Kirby brought together striking visuals and iconic Norse imagery into the mix, bringing to life a fantastic hero for the masses. I always enjoyed reading the classic storylines due to the balance of comedy and severe world building in the colorful Asgard. Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) soon developed the concept of adapting the thunder god Thor on screen in 1991, but it was quickly abandoned and fell into dreaded “development hell” for several long years.

It was renounced, soon after the success of Iron Man (2008) that the god would be adapted in the live-action format with British director Kenneth Branagh helming the project. The big screen treatment failed in delivering exciting elements of the comics, and comedy sequences which made the thunder god so intriguing in the 1960’s. Instead, Marvel Studios focused on the less compelling family drama and earth-based romance: relying on too much Avengers set up for their right.

Apart from the perfect casting in Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Thor (2010) disappointed many as the movie lacked golden charm seen in the Iron-Man series or prior comic book franchises. It also granted the worst reviewed MCU sequel Thor: The Dark World (2013) which continued the trend of focusing on side characters and not letting the superhero breathe. I left the cinema feeling upset we never got the comic book adaption needed to push him into golden standards.

Years have passed since Thor movies disappointed audiences with overdrawn romantic elements and standard family drama. 2017 brings us Thor: Ragnarok but does it live up to a mighty name? Let’s delve into the anticipated title

Taika Waititi is the most left-field choice for Marvel’s thundering demigod with his unusual comedic style, but Thor: Ragnarok (2017) is the most original and devise movie in the line-up with fantastic visuals and fun tone. Reinventing the iconic Stan Lee and Jack Kirby comic book pages, with new twists expanding upon the alien worlds seen in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies.

Waititi’s (Hunt for the Wilderpeople) confidence in bringing out fun sides to the Asgardian prince, finally give Thor some needed character with belly rolling laughter correcting the Go to the full article.

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