Thor: Ragnarok, created by Marvel Cinematic Studios, based on characters created by Stan Lee: a Film Review


Two years after the battle of Sokovia, Thor has been imprisoned by a demon who reveals certain truths to Thor including that Asgard will be destroyed during Ragnarok, a prophesied event that will be brought on by the connection of certain artifacts.

Thor eventually frees himself and defeats the demon believing that this, along with stealing one of the artifacts away, will prevent the events of Ragnarok from unfolding.

When he returns to Asgard Thor not only discovers that Heimdall is gone but Loki is masquerading as Odin…and has been for the past few years.  Thor forces him to come to Earth to help find Odin with the help of Doctor Stephen Strange…

As the quest to find Odin reveals more than what Thor bargained for including the return of a long lost sister Hela, the death of their father, and the imminent arrival of Ragnarok things are about to go from bad to worse for Loki and Thor…especially when Hela actually arrives on scene.

Banished, with Mjolnir destroyed, Thor must fight for his life to get back to Asgard and reverse what has been done.  But can he defeat his own sister?  Or will Ragnarok finally destroy his entire planet?

General Information:

-Genre: Superhero, Buddy Film

-Creator: created by Marvel Cinematic Studios, based on characters created by Stan Lee

-Length: 130 minutes


-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

-Page of Reference in RP1: MARVEL is mentioned throughout the book

Review (contains spoilers):

This is the kind of thing you get when you just hire Jeff Goldblum, give him a character type, and just let him go on set.  THIS is what Jurassic World was missing when they just had him SIT behind a desk and do nothing but talk.  THIS is the kind of film that could have been.

But in all seriousness.  Jeff Goldblum is one of the bet parts of this movie, hands-down. 

I think one of the things that makes this film so great is that it follows the characters that we have been seeing from Thor and the characters up till now that appear in the film.  But it also leans so hard into the “comic” aspect that we haven’t really gotten in the previous movies.

It is colorful, absurd and kind of nuts.  But in that way that unleashing Jeff Goldblum and a great cast of actors on an idea with a great supporting crew and writers can be.

I mean when you can have a goddess of death walk into a chamber of relics and call the infinity gauntlet with all of the stones “FAKE” in the way that she does then you’ve really got something awesome (even if her character design and lore don’t match that of the actual Norse goddess..)

Such great jokes and just like the last few films so much depth in what is going on from grief to discussions of family.

And just generally a LOT of fun in between all of the heavy hitters of the MCU.  We definitely needed this when it comes into the universe.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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