A review of Ragnarok
The newest movie in the Marvel: Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok, is setting a whole new standard for the cinematic giant. Directed by Taika Waititi, it adds new dimensions to the Marvel cinematic universe. After gaining a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s now the franchise’s leading movie, and Marvel’s second highest rated movie, number one being Iron Man (2008) at 94%. The movie was mind blowingly hilarious, between Chris Hemsworth’s brilliant portrayal of Thor and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Their playful banter brings the film to a new light and furthers the development of both characters. The movie stuck to a steady plot, and with the feature of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Hulk, it is by far one of Marvel’s best movies. Hulk was more of a central character in the movie than Banner was and the giant green monster added a exciting touch to the film. I would easily rate this movie a nine out of ten, which is high praise. Stan Lee is known for his cameos in all the Marvel movies, and his appearance in Thor: Ragnarok was one to remember. Rumor has it that this cameo was the only unscripted one he has filmed, and he also said that it was one of his personal favorites. Just that alone might be enough to convince a few more movie-lovers to see this film. The mixture of action and comedy makes this movie a Marvel classic; with it’s ending credit scene helping transition from one movie to the next, it leaves us [the audience] wanting more. Thor: Ragnarok was very well directed and filmed, and only in the opening scenes did the CGI appear a little odd, and the question of how much editing they used popped into my head. The film gives a small background on history in Norse Mythology, despite only some of the details being true, so any lover’s of Buscher’s Myth class will appreciate it. Finally, this film was set up to continue in Marvel’s newest upcoming movie, Avengers: Infinity War.
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