MovieRob Milestone Marathon – Countdown to 6K (#17 of 23) – Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Encore Review 2


“Well, I tried to start a revolution, but didn’t print enough pamphlets so hardly anyone turned up. Except for my mum and her boyfriend, who I hate. As punishment, I was forced to be in here and become a gladiator. Bit of a promotional disaster that one, but I’m actually organizing another revolution. I don’t know if you’d be interested in something like that? Do you reckon you’d be interested? ” – Korg

Number of Times Seen – 3 (23 Jan 2018, 3 May 2018 and 10 Dec 2019)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – Thor returns to Asgard to find that his powerful sister is now in charge and she banishes him to a far away place where he must find a way back home to claim his rightful throne.

My Take on it – This film is by far my favorite film in the Thor Trilogy.

They are able to take the character to places that help make him even more enjoyable to watch.

The character of Thor is usually quite serious but this film lets us see the lighter side of his character and it works so well in helping establish who he truly is.

Chris Hemsworth is once again great in the role and apparently is able to do semi comedy as well as action which enhances the story and character so much.

The films also is able to enhance the camaraderie between Thor and the Hulk to a point where it’s great watching them battle one another and common foes along the way.

Mark Ruffalo is once again superb as the Hulk and this film expands the character so well that we get to see how layered he truly is in all that he does.

The special effects in this film are exquisite and enhance the story so much along the way which in turn helps give off the other worldly feeling that is needed for this film to work so well.

Jeff Goldblum is the star here and he steals every scene that he appears in.

He may be the very best villain in the series and I’d love to see him pop up again at some point down the line.

Bottom Line – Really fun addition to the series that is able to balance the action and comedy aspects really well. The character of Thor is usually much too serious and this film finds a way to lighten the tone of things and the result is great. Hemsworth once again does a great job with this character and the added bonus of having him not stay so serious the whole time works wonders. The story works really well and helps establish the camaraderie between Thor and The Hulk especially when they need to band together to fight a common foe. Ruffalo is superb as The Hulk and this film gives the character so many more layers which helps develop his character even further than in the past. The special effects are excellent and they help enhance the otherworldly feeling that this film has.  Goldblum is spectacular as the Grand Master and remains one of the best villains of the franchise. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Director Taika Waititi appeared in this movie as Korg. He is the second Marvel movie Director to have a major role in his own movie, after Jon Favreau (who directed the first two Iron Man movies, and appeared as “Happy” Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). (From IMDB)

Rating –Oscar Worthy (9/10) (downgrade from original review)

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