Thor Ragnarok is the third film in the franchise, staring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Cate Blanchett. We also have appearances from Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Karl Urban.
We last seen Thor protecting the Earth with the Avengers, in Avengers Age of Ultron. This movie however starts out sort of explaining Thor’s absence for the last couple of years of films. In Age of Ultron Thor started having dreams or nightmares of Asgard being destroyed so he set out across the galaxy to search from infinity stones, and figure out his dream. Throughout his journey he ran into Surtur. Surtur left him know that he was going to be the destruction of Asgard, and of course Thor stopped him and took his helmet back to Asgard.
When arriving at Asgard Thor realized things were different. Extremely different, and not something that Odin would allow. He finds Odin watching theater, acting out the scene from Thor the Dark World where Loki “sacrifices” himself to save Thor. We also get to see some awesome cameos in this scene. Loki is played by Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth plays Thor, and Sam Neil is Odin. Thor of course revealed Odin to actually be Loki. At this point Thor is confused, but forced Loki to take him to where he left Odin.
During their visit to Earth, they both end up with Doctor Strange. Who by the way has his full outfit with the yellow gloves and cape. He is on point! During this scene he points Thor on the right direction to Odin. He releases Loki and they are off to find Odin. The next scene was one of the best of the movies. Thor, Loki and Odin are sitting on a cliff side viewing the ocean as Odin explains what’s coming. He explains that as his life ends his first born Hela escapes her prison. He explains that she is the goddess of death, and draws her power from Asgard. After explaining what’s to come Odin dies. You can see the hurt in both Loki’s and Thor’s eyes. Soon after Hela was released and Thor and Loki tried to fit her. It didn’t work out to well and Mjolnir was destroyed.
Loki quickly calls to be taken back to Asgard via the Bifrost. Him Thor and Hela are all three sucked in, and are being transported. As the transport carries them to Asgard Hela knocks them both out of the beam. Loki and Thor both end up on the same planet of Sakaar. Here they meet the Grandmaster played by Jeff Goldblum. He is the brother of the collector and apparently runs a gladiator arena. In the arena Thor faces Hulk... and loses, even though he puts on an amazing display of power. Afterwards Thor recruits Hulk and Valkyrie to go back to Asgard and stop Hela.
Thor finally figures out that the prophecy of Ragnarok has to happen, or they won’t stop Hela. So they destroy Asgard after a fight that they know they can’t win.
This movie was great, for me I thought it was trying to hard to be a comedy. I did however think that the support cast was amazing, Jeff Goldblum couldn’t have been better as the Grandmaster. I also want to mention that Thor was able to manifest his powers, but without the hammer he wasn’t able to control them fully. The chemistry between Thor and Loki was great! I hope they do one more Thor movie after infinity wars and avengers 4!
The one good thing about this movie was Korg. I feel like Korg should get his own marvel one shot! If you haven’t seen the film he was one of the best parts!
Overall I have to give the film a 7/10. Even though it’s making killer money at the box office, I didn’t expect it to be such a comedy. That was the downfall for me trying to make Thor funny and less serious hurts. I guess though that’s the Marvel way of doing things. The movie wasn’t bad at all and is enjoyable for the average movie goer!