Whether you think DC is the best or Marvel, there is one thing that cannot be denied. Marvel is the king of the box office, with hit after hit. We’re just going to forget Inhumans exists for the sake of this argument. Wonder Woman was the best film they released in many years. But this article is not about that. We’re here to talk about the latest Marvel hit: Thor Ragnarok. And boy, what a ride it was. I guess this is arguably one of my favourite recent Marvel films. But why? Let’s take a look to find out.
What is it about?
I took this from Rottentomatoes.com, because naturally they are infinitely better at writing summaries than I am:
Thor is 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–the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization–at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger–the Incredible Hulk!
Why is it so awesome?
I am going to admit something. Thor has never been my favourite Avenger. While yes, Chris Hemsworth is great to look at, Thor was always a bit too serious. He did have some comedic moments, but he’s no Tony Stark, right? Thor Ragnarok paints a different picture. Yes it is basically about the end of Asgard and the Gods, but it is such a fun ride. Civil War was very serious, and while the latest Spiderman brought a little more fun to the table, it is nothing compared to the latest instalment in the Thor franchise. There was not a moment of boredom and plenty of moments where I could not help but laugh out loud. From the Hulk and Thor talking about their feelings, to Loki cowering at the sight of the Hulk. Every single comedic moment hit the nail on the head. At the same time, there were enough more serious moments, because it is a film about the apocalypse after all. Apart from that, the film was colourful and there was a perfect balance between serious moments and comedic moments.
Who run the world? Girls!
While the men are off showing their muscles or wit, the true stars of the show are the women. Cate Blanchett is fantastic as Hela. A while ago we wondered how they would solve the issue of Hela originally being Loki’s daughter, but (spoiler) they made her Thor and Loki’s older sister. Blanchett is a savage, combining grace with bad-ass moves. I mean, she crushes Thor’s hammer as if it is nothing. Basically, she makes everybody shit their pants, and for that, I applaud her. While I do not have any tendencies to take over the world, if I had, I would want to look as cool as she did.
Another amazing woman who rocks this film is Valkyrie. Every single scene she is in, she manages to steal the show. While she may not want to take over the world, she is as equally bad-ass as Hela is. While some moments clearly suggest she and Thor might get it on at some point, I honestly just can’t wait to see her in Infinity War.
Why should you go see Thor?
Because you are not doing yourself any favours by not seeing it. It is quite possibly one of the best superhero films of the decades, and that says a lot with stiff competition such as Deadpool, Logan and Wonder Woman. Also, the film features great cameos from other Marvel superheroes which make the film extra fun. Dr. Strange is in it for example. Who doesn’t love him? Basically, there are barely any bad things I can think about when talking about Thor Ragnarok, other than it did not last as long as I had hoped it would.