Director: Taika Waititi Studio: Marvel Studios/Disney
Thor hammers down the action and humor!
“WARNING: This review may contain spoilers”
Looks like Chris Hemsworth is making on his way to his latest “Thor” entry: facing the power-hunger sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett) and the impending doom of Ragnarok that will conquer Asgard. The third film happens to be a whereabouts of Thor and Hulk, missing out on the events of Captain America: Civil War. Seems like a mystery. They been focusing on something different.
The main film tells about Thor, who was searching the Infinity Stones, got imprisoned into the devil’s demon, Surtur. Once he battles Surtur, he returned home with the Surtur’s crown and wants Loki to know where Odin is. Using directions from Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), they found Odin who was dying to allow Hela, a first-born daughter who is overambitious on ruling Asgard, to escape from prison. They battle and simply fled to Asgard. Hela arrives in Asgard and resurrects her army who fought with her. Meanwhile, Thor crash lands to Sakaar and was captured by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), under the ruler of the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). This led Thor to battle his greatest opponent: Hulk. Together, Thor persuades Hulk and Valkyrie, along with Korg (voiced by Waititi), the rocky gladiator, to assist him to defeat Hela.
This film was a vast improvement over the first two “Thor” films. Much more comedy to add than “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Wonderful cameos from Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Damon, Sam Neill, and Stan Lee. Director Waititi made the juiciest job and outlandish model to step forward into comical action. The Loki character made the actor Tom Hiddleston act like a “phony, sassy screw-up” on Thor. However, the most interesting part of the film is relationship of Thor and Hulk (he said, “He’s a friend from work”). Perfect time for Thor to shoot a greatest “laugh-out-loud” commotion to the audiences just as they saw the trailer. Cate Blanchett have done the feminist, meatier role for the supervillain. Mark Ruffalo brought a supporting role to Hemsworth. Even the cameo-king Stan Lee provide the marvelous laughs ever out of his stack of cameos. Also, music and songs playing in the background that definitely added more colorful texture and nostalgia to this piece. Very interesting to look back from viewing the paradise. Special effects and CGI are well-done perfectly. The background carried more climates from Pixar’s “WALL-E.”
Overall from the film, “Thor: Ragnarok” was one of the most viewed MCU films ever in the universe with a perfect need for the plot and perfect emotion to Thor and Loki. Great film for a Halloween /Thanksgiving treat and for Marvel fans out there. No complaints on this, better get this on DVD sometime in early 2018. You’ll be stunningly surprised from what Disney and Marvel Studios did. So, better save your energy on any movies you planning on seeing right before the film’s opening day. Remember the phrase from “Jurassic Park,” “Life will find a way” by Jeff Goldblum and John Hammond’s “We spared no expense” quote. Nuff said!
(Review by Henry Pham)