Movie Review – Thor:Ragnarok

Movie Review – Thor:Ragnarok
By C. C. J. Vann

Thor: Ragnarok is the third in the Thor movie trilogy and seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe saga about superheroes based on its comic book characters by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The role of Thor is played once again by Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth appears comfortable as Thor. His performance is witty and charming as an arrogant demi-god with an overabundance of self-esteem. The citizens of Asgard are in danger of being destroyed from a new arch-nemesis, Hela. Hela is Thor’s sister, who was exiled by their father Odin because of her zealous love for war and death. Cate Blanchett plays Hela. She is almost unrecognizable as the brunette Hela.

Tim Hiddleston revives his role as Thor’s untrustworthy brother Loki. Mark Ruffalo plays an unusually outspoken Hulk. Bounty hunter, Scrapper 142, is introduced as a rogue Valkyrior. The Valkyriors were female warriors who were defeated by Hela in a previous battle. Scrapper 142 is played by Tessa Thompson. Thor: Ragnarok features many other well-known actors in key roles and cameos which make for fun surprises throughout the movie.

In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor matures as a superhero. There are changes in Asgard, but the biggest changes occur with Thor. He goes through a paradigm shift regarding his abilities. Director Taika Waititi humanizes the character of Thor through humor. Thor is no longer rigid. Also, Waititi is the voice-over actor for the dim-witted, but lovable gladiator character Korg.

Thor: Ragnarok is the best movie in the Thor movie trilogy. It is a fun, wholesome movie for the entire family. Be sure to go to your nearest NCG theater, two locations in Acworth and Marietta, Georgia, to watch Thor: Ragnarok.

Thor: Ragnarok
Directed by Taika Waititi
Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost
Produced by Kevin Feige
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett
Production Company: Marvel Studios
U.S.A. Release Date: November 3, 2017

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