Thor: Ragnarok Non-Spoiler Review
Hey guys, here’s my Thor: Ragnarok non-spoiler review. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett. Directed by Taika Waititi and opens October 25.
First up… Trailer(s)
Thor: Ragnarok Non-Spoiler Review: The Good
- Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor but its a completely Thor. Before we got this serious brawly guy but for the third outing, they wrote the character with lots of candor and humor. He’s like this rich kid that became “cowboy” who’s sincere. We all have that one friend that we totally like, that’s Thor now.
- Cate Blanchett killed it as Hela. She’s sexy as hell and very intimidating onscreen. I do love the fact that she kinda looks like Cherie Gil in some scenes. There’s also the visuals that they put in her scenes which made her really a force to be reckoned with. She was fricking dancing with blades and swords and knives man; decimating whatever’s on her way.
- Mark Ruffalo both as Bruce Banner and Hulk was PERFECT! I loved all those Hulk moments from the banter between him and Thor, to those nice rough housing moments he had with Valkyrie. And they managed to put more meat into this guy’s story AND track back to what happened to him in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And can I just say that I love the translation from comics to big screen of Gladiator Hulk? The guys at Marvel Studios really needs to give themselves a pat in the back.
- Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, though newcomers to the film, all made significant scenes. I particularly love the thread they gave Urban’s Skurge the Executioner. It may be different from the comic books but he still locked down the essence of the character, particularly his inner conflict. Valkyrie gets a meatier role because not only is she the film’s new femme fatale (kinda replacing Sif AND Jane Foster)
- I also need to mention Tom Hiddleston’s performance here as Loki. Kinda feel bad that he’s got diminished time onscreen because of the sheer number of stuff that happens here but on those scenes where he’s present, totally dominates it. You’d expect that after three movies, he and Chris Hemsworth’s onscreen bromance would plateau but ‘Ragnarok’ proves that that is not the case.
- I’m a big action fan and I can certainly say for this Thor: Ragnarok Non-Spoiler review that I was satisfied. You’ve got just about everything. Aerial chase scenes. Out-and-out action and violence. Bloody moments. They all have that.
- Humor is a big part of the movie. Almost everybody here has a wicked punchline or two. Heck, even Hera has some quips that would actually make you go “hehe”. But the award for the most number of funny moments belong to both The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) and Korg (Taika Waititi).
Thor: Ragnarok Non-Spoiler Review: The Bad
- The two main baddies, Hela and Surtur never ended in a way that was befitting for them. Without spoiling the movie, let’s just say they were given a way back into future movies. Just like how Marvel did it with the Red Skull and Loki (in the first Thor movie) and even Trevor Slattery aka The Mandarin from the Iron Man movies. It ended nicely but we could have been given a minute or two more.
- I hated how Odin’s role was pulled off here. Exciting yes, but you kinda want to see a grandiose moment for the All-Father. Sadly there isn’t. And I’m tempted to blame Transformers: The Last Knight for that.
Thor: Ragnarok Non-Spoiler Review: Verdict
To tell you the truth, for this Thor Ragnarok non-spoiler review I want to give this movie a perfect score buuuuuut there were a few things that stick out that, plus somethings that could have been better. Generally though, Thor: Ragnarok was a treat. I love it, I’m gonna watch it again next week when it opens and I’m recommending this for adults and kids above 13 years of age.
Special thanks to Walt Disney Studios for the invite and for the sweet ass hoodie…
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