Thor: Ragnarok has Thor imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok with the help of his old teammate, The Hulk.
Review: I'll admit I had to see this film twice before deciding if I loved the film or really loved the film. With the hype built around it I went in with expectations of it becoming my favorite superhero film in recent memory, which on my first viewing, did not happen. This film does almost everything perfectly, the music, the performances, the visuals, and the amazing comedy by director Taiki Watiti creates one of Marvel's best films. However, the only issue I think the film has is that the comedy deterred the stakes of the film at times. The loss of certain characters and the gravitas of the world destroying event of Ragnarok should have created a couple more minutes of heavier emotion. But this is sort of a nitpick because that wasn't the director's intention. I created the expectations of more drama because of my interest in the Shakespearean first Thor film (which I love) and the dramatic entry of Civil War. After my second viewing and changing my expectations, that negative went away. The comedy didn't drown at the drama as much and I enjoyed it even more. This film is amazingly entertaining with beautiful action and has quite possibly the best comedy of the year.
Bottom Line: One of the best and most entertaining superhero films in recent memory.
Similar Films: Guardians of The Galaxy, Avengers
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
This Year - 49 (58 With Repeats)
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
1. Blade Runner 2049
3. Baby Driver
4. War of The Planet of The Apes
6. Wonder Woman
7. Guardians Vol. 2
8. Thor Ragnarok
9. Spider-Man Homecoming
10. Get Out
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).