Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Review Tuesday: Thor: Ragnarok

Upon the death of Odin, his first child HELA the Goddess of Death was released from her bonds for revenge and to take back Asgard.

If there has ever been a super-hero that I couldn't care less about, it was THOR. He was stuffy. He was a boy scout. He spoke funny. He was a frikkin' god! I found no way to identify with this character and avoided the previous two movies. As a part of the ensemble cast of The Avengers I found Thor somewhat palatable. However, when the trailers for THOR: RAGNAROK came out, I felt compelled to see this movie. Granted, much of the curiosity about this latest installment in the franchise came from Karl Urban being in the movie as SKURGE and Cate Blanchette as the sultry villainess, the Goddess of Death, HELA. 

Since the movie just came out, I won't divulge anything that anyone would consider a spoiler. However, I will say that this movie was 130 minutes of good solid entertainment. Excellent special effects. Perfect cast. Great writing. Just the right combination of humor and action to make it not seem gratuitous or indulgent. The girls will adore their LOKI screen-time, and the men will love every minute of Cate Blanchette looking sexier than she ever has in her 48 years. Oh yeah, and there's Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban and a bunch of other amazing actors in this movie. 

So yeah, I liked it a lot. It surprised me with how great it turned out to be. It was heavy. It was light. It was fun. It was entertaining. It was worth watching on the big screen.

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