November 6, 2017
The third Thor movie is hitting theaters worldwide, and it looks like it’s had one hela a weekend, as it grossed $ 121 million domestically and $ 427 million worldwide! Financial success is great news, but is it really the smashing hit everyone says it is, or is it a hulking mess of a movie? Did the third movie embrace the weirdness of Thor or was it low-key? One thing can be said for certain – the movie totally ragna-rocked! But also – yes, it is a great movie and it did embrace the wackiness of Thor’s character.
In one of the interviews, Chris Hemsworth has said that Thor’s character was starting to get a bit boring and they needed to mix things up in order to reinvigorate the iconic superhero! And mix things up they did. This time around, Thor has lost everything – his hammer, his dad, Asgard, his best mates (Warriors Three) and even his beautiful long hair! A lot of tragic things happen, but all this facade is carefully hidden under constant quips, bright colors and fantastic score (also – best use of Led Zeppelin song in the history of cinema)! Thor: Ragnarok‘s director Taika Waititi is an indie director, who’s known for his particular comedic style and he masterfully turned the third Thor movie into a full-fledged comedy! It is said that a lot of jokes are very much improved and I’d be hard-pressed to say that jokes fell flat, however, the non-stop witticisms did take away from any sense of drama in the movie (not that jokes hurt a comedy, but still). And that leads us to the plot of the movie, simply put – Hela, the Goddess of Death, wants to conquer the universe, and banishes both Thor and Loki to a junk-planet Sakaar, where Odinson meets his buddy Hulk. They fight for a bit and team up to defeat Cate Blanchett‘s Hela. In all honesty, though, the plot is not that important. What matters is that it was a truly fun, buddy cop film!
While entertaining, the movie felt slightly disjointed, because at times, the viewer would be totally immersed in whatever was happening on Sakaar to be abruptly cut “back at the ranch” to Asgard for more exposition from Hela. Another bummer was the Hulk VS Surtur fight that was teased in the trailer, turns out it’s really nothing and served as a joke, felt a bit like Spider-Man VS Rhino in the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Other than that, Thor: Ragnarok was amazing: all the Hulk stuff was great, Hela’s proved to be a menacing villain, and Loki was basically redeemed! (and Korg deserves a spin-off)!
What’s truly amazing is that it is the third Thor movie – and it’s the best out of three, not to mention that it’s the 17th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! At the end of the day, it’s a great movie you shouldn’t miss and it obviously gets a definitive score. Thor: Ragnarok gets one eye out of two! Are you happy with the score, Thor?