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“Thor: Ragnarok” Review

By Daniel Smith
On November 16, 2017

The recent trend towards comedy in Marvel movies today was present in Thor: Ragnarok 
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NOTE: THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Thor: Ragnarok has recently made its way to theaters. For the curious readers who have yet to see “Thor: Ragnarok,” the following review does contain spoilers

    Thor: Ragnarok keeps up a steady pace with the action scenes. A good number involved action and fighting. There is never really a moment where there is a lack of energy. This works for a superhero movie, and keeps it from progressing at a very slow pace and boring the audience. From the face-off between Thor and the Incredible Hulk to the battle against Hela’s army, a steady pace of action is maintained. The beginning itself is entertaining as Thor takes on countless demons and slays Surtur, all while Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” plays.

    Seeing how the main antagonist in this movie is Hela the Goddess of Death, the movie subtly focuses on her actions during her reign over Asgard. There are several scenes where Hela is creating chaos for the people of Asgard, which help slowly build tension.

    However, the movie could have focused more on her actions and less on Thor’s adventure in a futuristic society that tries to keep him as prisoner. Despite this, however, the epic battle against Hela’s army and the destruction of Asgard makes a mind-blowing ending for the story.

    Once again, Stan Lee makes a cameo that makes the audience laugh, especially in this one—he plays a strange old man who trims Thor’s beloved hair.

    Trailers for the movie have made it obvious that the Incredible Hulk fights alongside Thor in this Marvel movie. As interesting as it is to have Thor and the Incredible Hulk as a duo, it only works for this movie. When it comes to Thor, Bruce Banner, and even the Incredible Hulk, the casual humor was not overdone.

    As usual, the special effects and CGI were impressive, especially for characters such as Surtur and Hela’s army. This also worked well with the action. It complemented a 3D experience of the movie most of all.

    The recent trend towards comedy in Marvel movies today was present in “Thor: Ragnarok.” This element has never really seemed to harm the flow of modern Marvel movies. As for this film, the frequent use of humor is great for the movie, as it keeps the audience more engaged.

    The movie provides a fair amount of background story so that everyone has sufficient context for the events. A good explanation of Hela’s past is provided, along with other revelations concerning Thor about Asgard’s dark history involving his father Odin. The plot also includes elements that tie into other Marvel movies to transition to The Avengers: Infinity War.

    This film should satisfy any craving for some good Marvel action. Its approach and humorous touch make it an experience worth having this weekend.

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