Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

MegaSoulhero
Thor: Ragnarok is the third movie in the Thor franchise, the third Marvel movie to come out this year, and the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This was probably my most anticipated movie of the year. I wasn’t a fan of the first two films. The first one was pretty bad, and the second one was better but still kind of dumb. The trailers for Ragnarok, however, looked very cool! It got me hyped! So I saw it and it was... meh.

Basically, there’s villain named Hela who takes over Asgard. Meanwhile, Thor gets imprisoned on another where he is forced to fight in gladiator style battles. He teams up with his brother Loki, Bruce Banner aka the Hulk, and a smokin’ hot woman named Valkyrie to go back to Asgard and stop Hela from causing Ragnarok to happen. So what did I like about the film? One thing I absolutely loved was Cate Blanchett as Hela! She is one of the best villains in the MCU! Which isn’t saying much since most of them suck. Hela is the first female villain in the MCU and she really owns the role! She does a great job at looking intimidating. I can’t say she’s up there with Vulture, but she’s still really cool. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie was INSANELY hot!!! She is the hottest Marvel character ever! Oh yeah. And she’s pretty tough. But most of all, she’s hot! Jeff Goldblum was great, but he’s pretty much great in everything he’s in. The cinematography is amazing! Some of the best I’ve seen! There’s this one scene where Loki and Valkyrie are walking on a mirror floor that clearly shows their reflection and the camera turns upside down and shows the reflection of the Grandmaster as if it’s showing him right side up. I don’t know how they did that, but it’s moments like this that show how much effort they put into making the movie look visually appealing. The action I thought was also pretty incredible! Especially the one at the beginning! I love how the camera follows the hammer as it’s flying through the air. The whole scene was very entertaining!

Now let me start tearing this thing apart because I personally think it’s quite a mess. Despite some of the visuals working for me, there are times when it becomes very obvious. The green screen during the battle arena scene didn’t look convincing! It didn’t look convincing in the trailers either, but I thought it would look better in the actual movie. It didn’t. I also thought the movie had quite an overuse of CGI. There’s also some CGI that looks good at times and some that look cheap at certain moments. There’s a character named Surtur, voiced by Mr. Krabs, who has a really cool design, but looks like something out of a video game. Also, Surtur is such a bada$$ and intimidating character! I was really excited to see him in the film! He appears at the beginning and I was ready to see more of him! But he only appears in the beginning and the end. I know he’s not the main villain, but it would’ve been cool if he had a bigger role. Another thing that kind of bothered me was that we find out some important information about Hela. I personally don’t think it’s a spoiler, but I won’t say what it is in case you don’t know. It’s actually pretty obvious. The problem is we find out that information before Hela gets introduced! It happens within the first 20 minutes! It doesn’t make the reveal seem as surprising as it should. I always thought Thor was a pretty bland character. They try to give him a little more personality in this one, but it mostly comes off as awkward and cringey. As for Loki, they completely ruined one of Marvel’s only good villains! I know he’s redeemed, and I’m okay with that, but they turned him into a complete joke! He really didn’t need to be here! The only reason he’s here is to move the plot forward! Other than that, he’s not really much of a character! There are a lot of pointless moments that make the movie longer than it should be!

Something a lot of people complain about in Marvel films is the humor. It’s a pretty big problem here. Because there’s jokes! And lots of them! It’s basically a comedy! There are a ton of forced jokes in places where they don’t fit! There would be moments when something serious or dramatic would happen and it would get ruined by a joke! The movie is literally called “Thor: Ragnarok”! It’s about the destruction of Asgard! It’s supposed to be a dark film! But sure, let’s make it a comedy! Why not!? People’s lives are being lost! Our heroes have a chance of not making it out alive! So let’s go ahead and make a joke! There are moments that made me laugh. The Willy Wonka music when Thor is about to meet the Grandmaster. Funny! Valkyrie falling off the ship when she first appears. Hilarious! But there are also jokes that I shook my head at! The very beginning of the movie when Thor is chained up and talking to Surtur, there’s a joke that happens and they repeat that same joke seconds later! It wasn’t very funny the first time and it wasn’t funny the second time! Also, there’s a character named Korg who is played by the director of the film. Korg is so annoyingly unfunny! He’s a big rock monster but speaks in an annoying voice! None of the jokes involving him got a laugh out of me! When Asgard gets destroyed, that should’ve been an emotional scene. But then it cuts back to Korg with his annoying voice saying something that ruins the emotion of the scene! One thing that superhero movies are supposed to do is make you feel doubt! They’re supposed to make us think that the characters aren’t gonna make it out alive! The movie doesn’t do that BECAUSE THE CHARACTERS KEEP MAKING JOKES DURING BATTLE SEQUENCES!!! The movie can have humor all it wants, but it needs to dial it back.

Thor: Ragnarok is the best Thor film! But that’s not saying much. I mean, at least this one doesn’t have Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings. I was really hoping Ragnarok would be good, but I found myself to be disappointed. It has enjoyable elements. Hulk was pretty great despite not doing a whole lot. Hela is an outstanding villain. And I guess the action sequences aren’t that bad. Although, they are pretty CGI heavy. I know it seems like I’m bashing the movie, but I didn’t hate it. It’s just pretty weak compared to other MCU films. I’m not sure if this is a movie that I would want to watch again. I’m glad I saw it though. Too bad the movie wasn’t very great. It’s basically Asgardians of the Galaxy.

Score: 6/10

Oh great. The fans are gonna get me for sure.

Comments

The only thing I was surprised about was that Mr. Krabs (Clancy Brown) is still acting at such an old age. - TristGamer

He is only 58 dude, he just looks 75 - 445956

I agree Surtur should have had a much bigger role, he reminded me of Te Ka from Moana and his look made me just amazed. - darthvadern

6/10?


WHHHAT? - DCfnaf

I would’ve given it a 5/10 if Hela wasn’t so great. And it probably would’ve been a 7/10 if Korg wasn’t so bad. - MegaSoulhero

To be honest with you, I'd give this a 7/10. They've been pulling this kiddie humor out of their behinds so often that it's getting annoying. Guardians 2? Spidey? I get that more kids are seeing your garbage, but that doesn't mean you should no longer make your movies PG13. "BUT THEY'RE TOO VIOLENT FOR OUR KIDS! " Then here's a bright idea: DON'T take them to this damn movie!

Guardians 2 is a 7
Spidey (for me) is an 8
And this is a 7 again. - DCfnaf

I reviewed it on a post just now and gave it a 7.5/10. If it weren't so damn funny I would have given it a 6 too like you. - Phillip873

AAA MELON YOU GAVE KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS AN INFINTY BUT THIS A -5 WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? - ProPanda

I just watched this today. The humor is very cringy! That part where Dork I mean Korg made that joke in a sad moment. Also that stupid sex joke that Bruce Banner said during the climax of the movie. Some of it was kinda funny however, I don't wanna say too much because of spoilers. Anyways, this movie was still good and had great action and also Valkryie is so hot. I usually don't have celebrity crushes but holy crap. Overall good movie but I feel as if marvel is becoming worse and worse...also whats your opinion on Helas executor? - TristGamer

-didn't care much for Korg or Miek in the movie, but Karl Urban as Skurge was awesome, even if his character couldn't find a place to belong, he ends up redeeming himself in a pretty epic way. - Nonpointed

There was definitely comedy in this move, but a bit too much for my liking. Still I enjoyed the film. 7/10 - UtMostCougar111

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