THOR: RAGNAROK (2017) Review
Directed by Taika Waititi
The Thor franchise is among the weakest in the Marvel cinematic universe. The first one was your typical origin film and the second was okay but almost emotionless. So expectations are quite not high for the third adventure of the God of Thunder. But it’s either that or the film’s really good.
“Thor: Ragnarok” follows the story of Thor Odinson after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron where he’s looking for the infinity stones and Loki is disguised as their father Odin. But a repeated dream of Ragnarok or the destruction of Asgard led Thor in an adventure that will make him friends with a fellow Avenger, his mischievous brother and a new ally.
The film is probably Marvel’s boldest film since Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s fun, colorful and goes beyond what the first two Thor films has done. Yes, some were revealed at the teaser and trailer of the film but there are still a lot in the film that will surprise you. There’s just energy all throughout the film that you can’t stop watching it.
The character is written consistently from the first Thor film back in 2011 up until Thor: Ragnarok. The spoiled son of a King who learns his lesson and becomes responsible but still a bit childish in some aspects, it knows its character sincerely and presents its obstacles in a light way.
But it also gets personal. The film doesn’t forget the characters’ emotional journey. Not just Thor’s but also Loki’s, Hulk’s and even Valkyrie’s. But it’s all well-balanced by a very entertaining story and effective portrayal of the actors.
Cate Blanchett as Hela may be a bit underused but she still pulls it off. This is the best Thor movie there is and it makes us more excited for his upcoming adventures may it be in an Avengers movie or another installment of Thor.
IMAX. The film is specially formatted for the IMAX screens, the aspect ration for most of the scenes have been altered to fit in IMAX. So there’s more to see in IMAX 3D. Yes, Marvel still isn’t the best in utilizing the 3D format, but with the IMAX format, they are getting better and better.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS