Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
This movie marks Taika Waititi's first time at the helm of a big budget Hollywood film. If you've been following our podcast, you would know we've has been huge Taika Waititi fans since his feature film, Boy. Thor: Ragnarok didn't disappoint either! It is arguably one of the strongest films in the Thor and MCU franchise. Filled with humor and amazing action scenes, Thor: Ragnarok gives us one of the best story arcs for Thor and the Hulk. Jeff Goldblum is perfect as the Grandmaster. On his home planet, where gladiator war games reign supreme, Thor and Hulk are forced to battle it out. As you would expect, the resulting showdown is epic and the interactions between Thor and hulk during the aftermath are pretty hilarious also. Even Taika gets some screentime as the lovable Korg, a sentient rock alien. Armed with New Zealand humor and wit, Taika‘s Korg is as strong of an addition to the Thor universe as the Valkyrie despite his limited screen time. .
Directed by:Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taika Waititi
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material
Runtime: 130 min