IMDB: Thor: Ragnarok – 2017
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
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Third in the series following the loss of Loki, and the battle against the dark elves, and begins with Thor, in a cage. In fact the first “vocal” sequence the audience could be forgiven for thinking that Thor had in fact broken the “4th wall”. But alas he’s just talking to a skeleton.
Before too long, Thor is up to his usual and escapes his bonds and begins beating up on some beast that has threatened damnation (or more appropriately Ragnarok) on the Asgardians. So quickly removes the beasts head. Then upon returning to Asgard, he finds things aren’t quite as they were when he left.
A quick trip to earth (and introducing Dr Strange into the storyline) finds the All Father at the end of his time, and at his death the release of his 1st born, Thor’s eldest sister, Help the Goddess of Death. Almost immediately they refuse to get along and she destroy’s Thor’s favourite toy, Mjolnir.
As Loki call on Handel to assist with their escape, instead he provides the means for Help to get to Asgard and take over, whilst they get ejected during the trip back and end up in Sakkar, where Thor is forced into a gladiator style servitude. His first opponent, Hulk, who hasn’t been seen since the battle of Sokovia where he left in the Queen Jet. Whilst stuck here on Sakkar he encounters the sole survivor of the Asgardian Valkeries, who were the last to go up against Hela.
Well, you can probably guess what happens when Thor gets off planet with Banner and the Valkerie and get their butts back to Asgard. Yep some more epic battles, funky scene music and Thor saves the day. Well until Asgard gets blown up.
This movie has escaped the pure action and thriller style of the previous ones, and instead has brought in the comedy aspect of it into the movie, and it works perfectly. But asides from the usual quality action, and story that goes with the Thor movies, there isn’t much to this one. Now to clarify, I’m not saying that I didn’t like it or anything, cause I do, it’s my sort of movie.
The best thing is that Avengers: Infinity War follows on immediately from this one.