Thor: Ragnarok – review

Thor: Ragnarok
The third movie in one of the weaker series of marvel cinematic films, Thor: Ragnarok looked to be: new, fresh, and different. The trailers for the film were the most interesting as it showed a shift in the tone of the film. The first trailer came out to Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song , which was a whole new idea for a Thor movie. Up to that point for the first and second, it seemed that the standard Hans ZImmer, Two Steps From Hell, dramatic film score would be the tone of the trailer. Setting up an epic quest of serious consequences. Did the movie change, how would change impact the series, and how was the movie overall? To find all of that out let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and see what we can take away from Thor: Ragnarok .
The Good
Comedy First, Action Second: I don’t quite know why Marvel goes more comedy than action whenever they go into space, but it seems to be working. Thor, as a character, is hilarious when he has more room to interact with characters outside of being serious. One of my personal problems with the character, for his individual movies and not the Avengers; was that he either had a super serious tone of a film, or the character itself was too serious. In this film, however, there is a serious problem, but the situations that Thor, Hulk, and the rest of the cast find themselves in are comical and exciting at the same time.The best comes from Thor’s interactions with the Hulk, the dialogue between the two had me nearly rolling on the floor of the theater along with everyone else.

Hela: All that being said about the movie’s ability to take to the comedy first and come back with stellar action, the movie does an amazing job at keeping a villain who actually is menacing. Cate Blanchett as Hela, Goddess of Death, was an amazing choice. Her expressions and tone really show her disgust, anger, and menacing joy at the evil that she is committing. In a movie that is mainly a comedy, it is hard to keep a good villain, but Thor: Ragnarok.
The Supporting Cast: One last thing. Actors like Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, and Taika Waititi really pulled out all of the stunts for the film and were amazing. They were able to make the most out of every scene that they were given and it was amazing to see them perform in the film. Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster was hilarious and alone worth the price of admission.
The Bad:
CG: I will not harp on this too much as I am a person who overall thinks that the CG in the film is actually decent. But, there are some moments were the CG is very poorly rendered, and it’s noticeable. CG, when done well, should look as if it were happening naturally and be seamless, but I noticed certain scenes that went on for a couple of moments, and I was not the only one. I tend to nitpick those scenes and will notice the small stuff, but some of the scenes were just too apparent to be forgiven.


So, where does that leave Thor: Ragnarok? I mentioned that some CG in the film was bad, but I should note that some of it is amazing and creative. This was probably one of the most well casted films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actors were able to pull out all of the stops to put on an amazing performance. The scenes that were action filled were fun and creative, The dialogue and interaction between characters is fun, interesting, and done creatively. All around this was a great film that will be fun for children and adults alike.
WIth that being said, this film gets a 9/10 from me and is a must watch this fall season. That being said, I have been Alex Hummel from, and I will see you for the next movie review.

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