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Thursday, October 19, 2017

THOR: RAGNAROK movie review - a rip roaring good time! #thorragnarokevent

Disclosure: I attended the #ThorRagnarokevent and my expenses: flight, accommodations, transportation and some meals were be covered by Disney. All opinions, however, are always 100% mine.

If you are expecting the Thor of old, you are in for a surprise when you go watch Thor Ragnarok. It is unlike any of the other Thor films. I won't give away too many spoilers but I will say that you are going to have a lot of fun. *There may be some spoliers ahead, so caution.*

The main gist is that Thor has a new enemy, Hela. Hela is the Goddess of Death and she is just as powerful as Thor and Loki. And Hela is going to raise hell and destroy Asgard. You'll have to watch the movie to find out why.

When Thor encounters Hela and gets his butt beat, he ends up imprisoned on Sakaar. There he encounters the Grandmaster played by Jeff Goldblum who enlists, okay forces, Thor to participate in Gladiator games. Rachel House as Topaz, the Grandmaster's sidekick, is deadpan funny. The Grandmaster has a grand champion and he makes Thor fight him. That is the epic scene where he finds out he is fighting the Hulk.

I have to say that I love Hulk and hope he gets his own movie. Nobody is better than Mark Ruffalo. His take on Bruce Banner is perfection. Thor also meets Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, who has a history with Hela. And Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, somehow ends up on Sakaar as well.

I will say that the women in this film, take it to another level. Tessa Thompson is amazing and a total badass. When Thor enlists Bruce, Valkyrie and Loki to fight Hela, the Revengers are born. Yeah, the Revengers.

In the meantime, Hela played by Cate Blanchett, is in Asgard causing a lot of havoc. Her right hand man, Skurge, played by Karl Urban is helping her along. Watch Skurge because he is an important moral core in the movie. And Cate Blanchett, is amazing as Hela. I tell you this woman can play any role. She slays this one.

When the Revengers return to Asgard, it is an epic battle. The fight scenes are amazing. Thor finds out what he is made of and returns to his godlike status. I won't say much more except that director Taika Waititi, who also plays Korg, the breakout star of the film, takes Thor-land and turns it on its head.

Waititi has a fresh and fun new take on this Marvel Universe character. The movie is hilarious. I found myself laughing at least 85% of the movie. It is clever and funny and a little out of control, in a very good way.

I wish I could tell you more because there is a lot to tell but I don't want to spoil the movie for you. Anthony Hopkins is back as Odin and, my favorite, Idris Elba is back as Heimdall. All I can say is that if you love Thor, this is a must see. And this is just a gratuitous shot of Chris Hemsworth just because. You're welcome.

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THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd! 


  1. I can't wait to go see this movie! I have, like most, a huge crush on Chris Hemsworth! Thanks for the review, now I want to see if more than ever, it sounds amazing!!