Thor: Ragnarok


Thor: Ragnarok was the third continuation to the Thor trilogy. The starring role Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has just returned home to Asgard. He finds his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has banished his father, the king, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and taken the throne. Thor and Loki travel to Earth where they find Odin, but he passes away shortly after. Before his passing, he informs the brothers that Thor will not take the throne because he is not the oldest. They have an older sister Hela, who Odin imprisoned. (Cate Blanchett). She is the goddess of death, even more powerful than all of them combined, and wants to destroy Asgard. Now Thor must defeat her by teaming up with an unexpected old friend, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). But can Asgard really be saved, and how much will Thor have to sacrifice?


Rating and Review:

Thor: Ragnarok was an action packed movie, full of twists and turns that no one could see coming. It was a unique way for Marvel to create a movie because not only did it focus on the development of Thor’s character, but also the Hulks and his struggle to remain human.The movie also completely reinvented Thor. His always trusty hammer was destroyed by his sister, but the event allowed him to learn to channel his powers in a new form. His luscious, golden locks were snipped. In addition, he was left missing an eye after being struck by Hela towards the end of the movie.

Overall, the movie was astounding, but with this it also had some downfalls. The reason being, the last two Thor movies were based around Thor’s mortal girlfriend Jane (Natalie Portman) and her friends. Unfortunately, in the current movie they were completely cut out of the script with little explanation. The only reasoning viewers received was that Thor and Jane broke up, but as Thor put it, “it was mutual.”

The best part of the movie was the end and left viewers begging for more. Asgard was completely destroyed and so was Hela, but the citizens were safe. Only now, the Asgardians must find a new place to call home. With this cliff hanger, viewers can only wonder where will the people and Thor go? Will it be Earth or another realm?

All in all, the movie gets a nine out of ten for the previously mentioned reasons.