Thor: Ragnarok Movie Review

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Thor is funny, Thor is cool, Thor has aliens, Thor has gods, Thor has great music, Thor just has a great vibe that takes all these components and makes a good sci-fi superhero tale, and herein lies my problem with this very good movie. Thor: Ragnarok kind of has a Guardians of the Galaxy feel to it, which isn’t bad, but now it seems like it is getting hard to distinguish the individual characters of this wonderful Marvel Cinematic Universe. It seems like everyone is funny now, from Tony Stark, Star Lord, Spiderman, Thor, Dr. Strange, Drax, Captain America, Ant Man, and there is nothing wrong with that, but it just seems a bit too much for me. However, if you are just a casual fan of Marvel movies, then you are in for a great treat! Thor: Ragnarok’s tone reminded me a lot of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The story takes place two years after Age of Ultron, and it starts off with Thor in chains trying to get information about this prophecy called Ragnarok.  During his quest to find answers, he ends up being detained and thrown into a pit to fight as a space aged gladiator.  As Thor makes his journey through the pit and then home to Asgard, he discovers the true meaning of Ragnarok, and he is faced with life altering choices that will not only affect him, but his civilization.

There is no question Thor: Ragnarok is going to be a blockbuster, it is a very good movie, that is worth seeing in the theater.  Marvel is definitely hitting their stride with these films.

Grade: B+

Roshawn: B+/A-

Kameron: A+

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4 comments

  1. Excellent observation about the comedic aspect! I noticed that in the trailer, and decided that it wasn’t for me. I like Guardians of the galaxy because that was the way it was presented, but I don’t like humor in the Marvel universe…. Just Sayin!

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