Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
This is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost.
Taila Waititi gets superhero movies: They need to be big and operatic. Not serious but witty and funny. With imaginative graphics and a sweeping score. The heroes need to look like they stepped out of a Frank Frazetti poster…..
Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki are just as we expect them. Thor the white knight and Loki the trickster and liar.
Cate Blanchett is OK as Hela, the brothers evil sister.
However Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster turns more the movie more to campy than witty. The seems to be phoning in his performance.
The best characters are Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and Karl Urban as Skurge. These characters are tormented and have a character arc through the film. Idris Alba is just wasted.
This is the best Marvel Movie since Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s witty and exciting but mostly fun.