Movie Review – Thor: Ragnarok

Madalynn Owens, Yearbook Editor

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PG-13 Fantasy/Science Fiction

Thor: Ragnarok is the newest film in the Marvel universe. This movie picks up from where the series left off at the last movie with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returning to his home of Asgard. After his return he finds that Asgard is in danger of Ragnarok, or total destruction, he enlists the help of his adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to help save his homeland. Thor and Loki end up losing their way and find allies, old and new, to fight their recently discovered sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death. Thor loses his hammer near the beginning of this movie which perfectly crafts an opportunity for trial and error of figuring out how to control his powers without his trademark hammer. Along with the loss of the hammer, Thor gets a fresh haircut to truly remake his classic look.

This is by far the most fun filled Marvel movie and helps to change up the tired theme of too serious comic movies. Thor: Ragnarok seemed to take a leaf out of the Guardians of the Galaxy book and infuse quick jokes and absurd situations into the action packed plot. For a movie centered around the apocalypse of his homeland, the movie doesn’t ever leave you with a sense of dread or fear, it is kept light hearted yet interesting throughout a majority of the movie.

Thor: Ragnarok is a must see for all, even those who can’t be bothered by the superhero frenzy that many are tied up in. The third Thor movie requires almost zero background knowledge of the series, but it definitely wouldn’t hurt to rewatch the older movies beforehand, and puts a fresh, funny, new spin on the overdone superhero movie.