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Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok, 11/3/17, 2hrs 10mins, PG-13

Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor and he must save his beloved Asgard from total annihilation, and deal with family issues on a godly scale.

This third installment of the Thor franchise is the best of the three, and possibly the best character based Marvel film.  There I’ve said it. This is the film fans of the god of thunder were looking for.  The reason is the director, Taika Waititi.  Marvel’s formula of finding a low budget director and giving him a huge budget worked again, and to the betterment of the Marvel franchise.

All the characters in the film are brilliant and do their part to make this adventure come to life. The sets are creative, the action is exciting and the comedy is just right.  From the beginning this is much different from the other Thor movies.  Those films are not bad but this is better.  Watching Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Thor have a conversation was hilarious. 

Cate Blanchett did a great job as the evil and conniving Hela.  Waititi even did his part as Korg, a fighter made of rock.  The story moves at a very good pace never feeling slow.  The only problem is a couple of CGI backgrounds that looked CGI and not natural.

Of course parents will know that this comic book based film will have plenty of fighting in it.  One person loses an eye and the wound is seen the rest of the film.  Some suggestive language is used as well as some profanity.  Hulk’s rear end is seen, and people on screen react to seeing him naked.  Some drinking is on screen and there is some massive destruction and epic battle scenes.

Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13 and I am giving it an A grade. 


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