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“Thor Ragnarok” movie review

Trey Brown, Contributing Writer

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It is officially official. Marvel Studios always makes good movies. They are like butter right now they are on a roll.

Thor Raganarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo. This Marvel caper is about the titular Thor (Hemsworth) racing against the clock to stop the destruction (Ragnarok), of his home Asgard.

Taika Waititi is the director of this film and it is evident throughout. Waititi is known for his comedies like, What We Do in The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. That comedic touch that he seems to have, shows in Thor Ragnarok.

Waititi evens voices a character in the film named Korg, who was easily one of the funniest characters in the movie. He also changes the overall tone of the Thor franchise of films, as they had been much darker with the previous two films.

Hemsworth is charismatic as Thor and he flexes his comedic chops in just about every scene that he appears.

Blanchett is out of her comfort zone as Hela, the ultra-powerful antagonist of the flick. Blanchett is good in the role but she is not given much to do but exposit. I would like to see the character appear in future films.

The breakout, scene-stealer in my opinion was Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Thompson brought a spunk to the character that you feel in her very first appearance on screen, her future seems bright.

It is always cool to see Hiddleston as Loki and to watch the sibling rivalry between him and Thor evolve. In addition, of course, The Hulk is great and can actually speak. Hulk and Thor on screen together is always great as well.

Overall “Thor Ragnarok” is a fun time and a welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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