The third time is the charm. This is easily the best Thor movie to date, despite the first two being dumpster trash. The wonderful comedic timing of director, Taika Waititi adds the perfect touch to an array of familiar characters that previously seemed out of touch. We are also introduced to some powerful and lovable characters that add more spice to the Marvel recipe of Phase 3. I thoroughly enjoyed this blockbuster and I believe it is a must see for Marvel fans.

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Rating: 7.9/10

Important Cast:

Director: Taika Waititi

Chris Hemsworth = Thor

Tom Hiddleston = Loki

Cate Blanchett = Hela

Mark Ruffalo = Bruce Banner / Hulk

Tessa Thompson = Valkyrie

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Likes:

  1. Humor & Lightheartedness

The tone of this film was very similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, in the sense that both films brought such a unique lightheartedness and humor to the screen while also remaining grounded in the marvel universe. The film very easily could have been dark and gritty, and I probably would have enjoyed that as well, but instead this film took a different path. I was genuinely laughing throughout the movie, and not just a few chuckles and sniffles.

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2. Thor, Hulk, Valkyrie, and Korg

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Seriously, can we see Korg get his own standalone film? He was a scene stealer and I hope to see more of him in Avengers: Infinity War.

Dislikes:

  1. Opening

The first several minutes of the film were funny, but it moved too quickly and it felt like they were trying too hard to set the tone. I mostly had problems with Anthony Hopkins’ opening scene as Loki. We were given a glimpse of what Asgard would look like if Loki was in charge, and it was stupid. Although, it did lead to a delightful celebrity cameo, so I wasn’t that upset.

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Overall:

I recommend stopping by your favorite theater and strapping in for this two hour ride. Expect a lot of humor, over-the-top action, and Jeff Goldblum! I’m certain you will enjoy your viewing experience with Thor: Ragnarok.

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