Thor: Ragnarok is entertaining at multiple levels but that does not sound as fancy or interesting as the movie itself. The gods from Norse folklore receive some aid from the gods of rock, Led Zeppelin. The public is headbanging into Led Zep’s Immigrant piece of tune as the god of thunder arrives in chains, held confined by the burning demon Surtur.
Surtur suggests Thor of the Ragnarok prediction inning accordance with which that Asgard would be broken after Thor’s daddy Odin transmitted the realm.Thor, with his hammer, beats Surtur & his command and go back to Asgard with the demon’s crown. DO NOT miss the opening series, it is merely tasty.
According to the prognostication once Surtur’s royalty combines with Asgard’s eternal blast the devil would be reborn and wreak destruction, which would spell the end of the world for the kingdom of Asgard. Odin’s departure restores his very first born, Hela (Cate Blanchett) the invincible goddess of death. Hela craves to dominate the complete universe, she squashes Thor’s hammer with one hand and takes over Asgard.
Loki & Thor find themselves on a planet controlled by the ‘Grandmaster’ (Jeff Goldblum) who teaches us of an ancient Roman emperor as he hosts the ‘contest of champions’, a coliseum-style fight till death in between 2 intergalactic gladiators. No more spoilers, though as the trailer of the flick tells Thor squares off versus the Hulk is amid the lots of exciting action series from the film. This is simply the sort of face-off I had been expecting, some real mano-a-mano clash in the huge man and the god, minus his hammer.
None of the action series is bloody or vicious, in truth all such exchanges are instilled with quirky dialogues and supersized special effects. Unlike other superhero flicks, the action in this film is not violent. These are perfectly choreographed sequences equivalent only to an Olympic level synchronized swimming contest, these sequences concentrate on proportion, athleticism, raw power and some really big bangs. I was dissatisfied with the blink and miss out on brawl between the Hulk and Hela’s mountain-sized pet wolf. That scene deserved to be shot as a 5 round MMA battle.
Chris Hemsworth does not act, he is Thor.
director Taika Waititi offered Hemsworth the perfect possibility to essay the character of a god who likewise has a funny bone. The writing is just too slick, the script is filled with one-liners and discussions that make you laugh consistently. Mark Ruffalo is as convincing as constantly, he switches from the sensible Dr Banner to the huge green smash-a-ton as easily as Blanchett transforms herself into a dark soulless entity owned to consume the world.
One of the highlights of the movies is how the writers and the director have dispersed screen time amongst all characters consistently, nobody eclipses the other.Thor, Loki, Hela, The Hulk, The Grandmaster: every cast has his own minutes & there are no superheroes or supervillains, everybody is so cool.
I should state, director Taika Waititi is the genuine star of this film. I’m opting for 4/5 for Thor: Ragnarok – one hell of a movie experience.
P.S: do not miss completion credits, they present you to ‘Infinity War’.
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