Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

“Thor: Ragnarok” is the third Thor movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The movie expands the MCU through its character development and lore expansion.

A hilarious, powerful, and engaging film, “Thor: Ragnarok” delivers on every aspect of what defines a good movie. Whether it’s the acting, writing, special effects, or cinematography, the movie is outstanding, a true 10/10.

The first two Thor movies were rather dry, with Thor maintaining a cocky and lame personality, rather than the funny and lovable hero he has in Ragnarok. We learn about who Thor is, his wit and personality shining through during his dialogue with his father, brother, and sister. Thor isn’t just another superhero. No. He has a backstory, trauma, conflict, expectations, everything that makes him who he is now.

Meanwhile, Loki was expected to be nothing more than mischievous. Tom Hilddeston’s performance was as stellar as it was in the first two movies, comedic and mischievious till the very end. Cate Blanchet amazingly played the villain, Hela, her power unnerving and her strength and maliciousness terrifying. And, of course, we can not forget the Incredible Hulk. My favorite scenes were the interactions between Hulk and Thor. As the strongest Avengers, it was hilarious watching their different personalities clash alongside their might. The other wacky characters were brought to life by their incredible actors, using their abnormal personalities to always keep things interesting and make “Thor: Ragnarok” a completely different kind of Marvel movie.

The actors were spectacular, and the plot didn’t disappoint. The opening scene showed what this movie would be, funny till the end. Mixed with action, perfect music cues, and always keeping the audience engaged, this made the movie that much more compelling. Rangnarok always had something different, the new characters as well as the unique scene compositions really made the movie a real treat.

The movie perfectly sets up “Infinity War,” not only by introducing its main villain, but also by showing that superhero movies don’t have to be derivative, they can be unique and always do something different. “Thor: Ragnarok” is, indefinitely, a 10/10, and I can not wait to see how its

successor, “Thor: Love and Thunder,” will keep up.
The movie is available on Disney+ and for purchase. I truly recommend that you watch it.