Thor: Ragnarok

With this final installment in Chris Hemsworth’s Thor trilogy, filmmakers take an ambitious leap into the world of comedy. Though our classic Marvel Avenger has had a few humorous lines and phrases throughout the franchise, there have been no others on such a scale that we see in Ragnarok.

Taking a page from both Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, our director, Taika Waititi, has managed to seamlessly combine hilarious comedy and intense action into one fantastic film.

Without giving too much away, Thor: Ragnarok sets out to do the unthinkable, explain who Thor really is. While not so much of a back story as it is a look into what Thor does when he isn’t saving Earth from Aliens, this film gives us insight into the true history of Asgard as well as how strong Thor can be, with or without his hammer.

There are many surprise guest stars in this film that only add to its uniqueness and excitement. The most unusual being Hulk, not Bruce Banner, but Hulk.

One of my absolute favorite additions to this movie was Thor’s team member, and ex-Asgardian, Valkyrie. Valkyrie is tough, strong, independent, and has a totally intriguing backstory that is unknowingly interwoven with Thor’s. With so few women currently on the Avengers team, I can’t wait to see where Valkyrie will pop up next within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

With a variety a well-timed music, fantastic characters and intriguing character development, I would argue that this film has moved into my top five favorite Marvel movies. I’ve always said that Thor was one of those movies that got better with every sequel, and not to brag, but I think I was 100% right in that regard.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017

Review By: Kasey Leeders

 

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