No Hammer. No Problem.
2017 | Color | 2 Hr 10 Min | Action | PG-13 | Marvel
Synopsis: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe 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.
Can I be honest for a moment I have not like a Thor movie yet. The first one was ok and the second one well a waste of time. So when the trailers for this one came out I was excited yet annoyed at the comedy aspect. This is a sad case of the trailer selling it wrong and Disney has a long list of movies that are good but the trailer made me skip past it and wait for home video. Sadly I wish that I would have seen this on the big screen as it is a beautiful looking movie.
Always love it when an independent director gets a shot at a big budget flick like this. Taika Waititi has made some of the most moving indies that I have seen lately. In fact "Hunt For the Wilder people" was the best movie I watched last year it really stuck with me. Waititi understands the power of storytelling and Thor finally got its story right. Waititi described the film as a "1970s and 80s science fiction fantasy, the most 'out there' of all the Marvel movies." He cited Big Trouble in Little China as a major influence on the film: "It's a fun adventure film that has big stakes, but also has a breakneck speed and takes you on a crazy adventure."
I know fanboys everywhere could not wait to finally see Thor Vs Hulk they have a long history together and the battle does not disappoint. Believe it or not, this was not the highlight of the film for me that goes to Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster he was by far my favorite part of this flick the man is pure gold! And still sexy as hell giving Chris Hemsworth a solid run for his money. And let's not skip out on Tessa Thompson who lit up the screen and stole the show with her pure beauty on screen. This cast gives the Guardian's of the Galaxy a little competition for best on-screen assemble. As for the Banner/Thor buddy movie that this proves to easily show that they could do a non-super hero buddy movie together and we would all go see it.
The movie is breathtaking dropping us into different lands seamlessly and with little effort. The story is solid fun and yeah funny in a good way. I was really scared the comedy would take away from everything but it fit well and never takes you out of the story. Thor does a nice job keeping up with the Guardian's style right down to the music during big battle scenes. I mean come on who does not want to see a big battle to Zed Zepplins "Immigrant Song". This is noteworthy because Led Zeppelin is known for very rarely licensing out their music for use in feature films or television series. I also think its great that the Thor's "friend from work" line about the Hulk was suggested to Hemsworth by a Make-A-Wish child who paid a visit to the set on the day the scene was filmed.
Man, I had a blast watching Thor Ragnarok from the cast to the amazing director they finally got a Thor movie right!
|4 Gauntlets out of 5|
** again I should have watched this before Infinity War as some of it is starting to make more sense.
** You can see my review for Hunt for the Wilder people here.