We have waited four long years to traipse through the universe with everyone’s favorite hunky thunder-god, Thor, and “Thor: Ragnarok” was well worth the wait (even if they did cut his beautiful golden locks). “Thor: Ragnorok” finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth, “Ghostbusters“, “Avengers: Age of Utron“) searching to discover the source of some hellish nightmares he has been having lately. Nightmares about the end of his world, Asgard, have been plaguing him and so he has come to Surtur (voiced by Clancy Brown, “Stronger“, “Little Evil“), the supposed bringer of Ragnarok, to defeat him before the Asgardian end of days happens. After defeating Surtur in an epic battle (with epic music) Thor returns to place his trophy in a secret vault for safety, instead he finds his presumed dead brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston, “Crimson Peak“, “Kong: Skull Island“), impersonating their father. The two brothers , Loki all be it reluctantly, return to where Loki had left their father only to find he is not there. With the help of the Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock“, “Doctor Strange“) they soon find their father just in time to say their goodbyes. Odin Anthony Hopkins, “Hannibal“, “Transformers: The Last Knight“), the all father, is not long for this world and leaves Loki and Thor with a startling revelation they have a sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett, “The Hobbit Trilogy“, “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull“), and she is not a very nice person in fact she is the Goddess of Death. Odin having trapped her in a limbo realm tell his sons he will be unable to keep her imprisoned and upon his death Hela’s jail cell opens. Odin gone it takes merely seconds for the long separated siblings to be introduced to their bully of a big sister, Hela, and even shorter of a time for her to defeat them and return home to concur Asgard and take her rightful place on the throne recently vacated by her dad. Thor and Loki , both expelled from the rainbow bridges transport wind up on a planet of lost things, Sakarr, where the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2“, “Independence Day: Resurgence“) runs the universes most corrupt junk yard. Thor is quickly captured by a scavenger named , Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson, “Westworld“, “Creed“), ending up a gladiator for the Grandmaster’s tournament and must beat the rulers champion to win his freedom. Who is this champion? Why no other than Thor’s good buddy and fellow Avenger, The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, “Now You See Me 2“, “Avengers: Age of Ultron“). Reunited not only with the Hulk but his brother, Loki, Thor decides he must put together a group of heroes to return to Asgard and stop his sister from bringing about Ragnarok. Will sibling rivalry end Asgard? Or will this bizarre super hero group be able to work together and stop Ragnarok?
“Thor: Ragnarok” like every other MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) movie tops the one before it (That’s right i said it I think this movie is better than “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming“). “Thor: Ragnarok” is the perfect mixture of comedy and action with the addition of killer music and visual effects you can’t go wrong heading out to see this film. The story is engaging and entertainingly brought to life not only by the main cast but also with addition of Idris Elba(“Molly’s Game“, “The Dark Tower“), reprising his role as Heimdall, and Karl Urban (“Pete’s Dragon“, “Star Trek: Beyond“). Cate Blanchett as Hela is by far one of my favorite villains, she takes a character that it is so easy to hate and at times makes you feel a little sorry for her (but only a little this Goddess is crazy!). On top of all that the visual effects were amazing as usual and the music was well orchestrated to achieve maximum effect.”Thor: Ragnarok” is simply a well crafted movie that serves to move us rapidly toward to not only our next adventure with Thor but in the grand scheme that is the MCU.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is an amazing movie filled with laughter, action and a whole bunch of movie magic that will keep you pleasantly entertained! So if you are looking for a good movie to invest in this weekend I highly suggest you head out and see the newest hella awesome installment to what can only be called the amazingly epic Marvel cinematic universe.