"Thor: Ragnarok" Movie Review #1
When the first trailer for Thor: Ragnarok debuted, it looked remarkably similar to Guardians of the Galaxy. Vibrant, electric, high energy, and bearing an old-school soundtrack. And with witty punchline and silly interaction, the film itself proves to be more "Guardians" than even the Guardians films are.
Comedy dominates seemingly every moment of this film. It's obvious the Thor franchise has learned not to take itself so seriously, so love it or hate it, by embracing comedy and parody, this movie establishes that as its identity.
But, besides thunder pulsing through Chris Hemsworth's veins, what makes Ragnarok so electric is the ensemble. Like The Avengers, and the Guardians, Thor puts together his own team featuring a Valkyrie, the Hulk, and the villain we love to hate, Loki, and they do stellar work together.
But let's be real. You are not going to a Marvel movie to see if they've re-invited the wheel. The story might be predictable. The crossovers might be over-hyped. It might look incredibly similar to other MCU films. But what Marvel gets right time and time again are their characters, and Ragnarok succeeds at it's only job: keeping audiences laughing with them, not at them.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 1 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 1 | Reviewer's Preference - 1