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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.
Ahh it’s such a great thing now. I know at least 3 times a year there will be a good (or better) comic book movie from Marvel Studios every year. This year was even better as I also got the pleasure of seeing Logan (twice in theaters) along with DC’s best movie in years, Wonder Woman. Combine that with It, Atomic Blonde, Lego Batman and what’s still left to come this year, it’s been a hell of a hide at the movies. So there was never a question about whether I’d see the new Thor, only a question of when. We went opening weekend as it was getting such good reviews.
This movie starts off with a bang as Thor is captured and soon fighting with a fire demon. I was into this movie right away, it’s funny, smart and has plenty of action. The special effects are excellent and everyone does a great job with their characters. Hemsworth in particular really has Thor nailed down, he’s a silly character and the only way to approach him is to have fun, which he does here all the time. I love Hulk and Ruffalo does a great job with him too. This movie takes elements (and characters) from a great Hulk story line called “Planet Hulk“, a story I loved and was glad to see them use here.
Everyone is having fun here but the story does take some serious turns. I can’t say much without spoilers. I will say make sure to stay right to the end for not one but two (as per usual Marvel fare) post-credit scenes. I didn’t see this movie in IMAX or 3D, maybe I should have but I often just don’t find those times to be convenient here. As I often find I would love to see more Thor but as this is the best of the 3 maybe it is a good place to stop, this would not be as easy movie to top.
The only major problem I had with this movie is time. At over 2 hours I found there were two or three places where I found the time dragged. I think a good 15 minutes could have been taken off here without taking anything away from the movie. Still a great movie that I give a solid 8 out of 10 and a big recommendation for any Marvel, Hulk, Thor or just plan action/comedy fan. Please don’t bring young children, ages 13+. Do spend the extra money at see it in IMAX (or at least 3D) though.