OK, Yes. I have noticed that the lack of movie reviews is very present here, like the last movie review was in July and yes, I know this is another Marvel movie I’m covering. I would’ve liked to cover Blade Runner 2049 but money expenses are not good that month (that and laptop problems), plus after what happened to that movie’s BO, I guess I’ll have to wait until it comes to digital.
But I’m going to be honest. There is a possibility that a BEST OF/WORST OF Movies year-end list may not happen or at least it’ll be there late. Like really, really late or not at all. Don’t know. We’ll just see what happens.
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
So……the Thor franchise in the MCU has never been the one part that most people get hyped up for. I mean, the first one was fine enough but never warranted me to go out and see it again and looking back at the 2nd movie…..yeah, that one was meh as well. So going into this third movie and it actually shows some promise from the trailers and it going cosmic space style instead of like some Shakespearean play the two movies have been doing.
It ditches the girlfriend, the scientist, the annoying best friend and focuses on things outside Earth……and also comedy is a key factor into this and by that, I mean not the awkward, bad comedy we got from The Dark World.
In other words…..this is the best Thor movie the franchise has gotten. Yes, this is what Thor probably should’ve been in the first place. I will say the addition of director Taiki Waititi is a definite plus while I don’t know much of his stuff (I know of “What We Do in the Shadows”, OK? I got never-ending piles of shit to do!), I like what he has done here. I pretty much laughed my ass off the majority of this movie with the jokes in here. Some were weird as fuck but weird enough to keep me into the movie.
Highlights in here include Thor’s comedic side, which has been a lot stronger here than any other movie featuring him or in his own movies, Loki seeing Thor again ever since…..well….you know…….
Honestly, I think Chris Hemsworth is at his best when he’s being comedic and hey, after an absence of seeing Loki since The Dark World, it’s also nice seeing him get tricked in a lot of ways and Tom Hiddleston sells it. Of course, the MVP of being weirdly great in this is none other than Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster and boy, this is definitely a Jeff Goldblum role and he’s in better use here than the last film he was in….
Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie…..I’m good with. At least she didn’t seem like the Sif replacement I feared she would be. Karl Urban got some shine in here, especially near the end and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk/Bruce Banner got some charms in there as well.
However, I will get into some minor cons and it involves….well, Hela. OK, OK, It’s not bad as Malekith and Cate Blanchett excels in the role and she’s not one to fuck with, some of the time she’s mostly meh to me and she looks gorgeous in that outfit.
And….well, that’s all I got. Yeah, Thor: Ragnarok is a great movie and a better Thor movie than the other two. In fact, you should probably just skip The Dark World and go straight into this one after the first one.
I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and…..hot damn, 3 months until BLACK PANTHER!