Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

Preston Schaap

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Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

Thor: Ragnarok has been out for two weeks and has already raked in 431 million dollars. With this being the third installment in the Thor series, a branched storyline in the Marvel universe, it does a great job furthering the overall story of this massive comic book universe. But that’s not to say that this movie doesn’t have its flaws. This movie takes place two years after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. At the end of Age of Ultron, Hulk runs away in a jet so he doesn’t hurt anyone from Earth.

Hulk is finally found by Thor on a new planet known as Sakaar. Sakaar is a dump planet that is ruled by a man named The Grand Master who hosts a giant arena called The Contest of Champions. In this arena,Thor is pit against Hulk who has become the champion. While this reunitement happens, Thor’s sister Hela, the goddess of death, is planning on destroying the Norse god home of Asgard. Now it’s up to Hulk and Thor and a ragtag team of misfits to fight for the survival of Thor’s home and prevent Ragnarok, the prophesied end of the world.

If I were to have one primary complaint about this film, it would be that this movie shoves its comedy down your throat. Lately, Marvel movies have attempted to be incredibly outlandish and funny since the overwhelming success of Guardians of the galaxy. Although the light hearted comic book mood is very present, it suffocates the rest of the story’s plot. Serious moments in this movie are almost immediately pulled away by an awkwardly placed joke.

On the other hand, there are many good things about this movie. Thor and Hulk are a great pair. Their chemistry feels right and one doesn’t necessarily ever overpower the other. Their snarky comments and arguments make for a good laugh on more than one occasion. Jeff Goldblum’s new character, The Grand Master, is a welcomed addition to the cast. Although Jeff isn’t in the movie very much, when he did make an appearance, it was funny and memorable.

As the movie goes on, the plot shows itself to be a bit more average than expected. The main villain Hela is pretty forgettable and she is followed by a nameless CGI army. But besides those few complaints, overall Thor: Ragnarok was yet another homerun from marvel.

Final score: 8/10

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