The film marks the arrivals of Kiwi director Taika Waitiki, its a welcome departures from the otherwise serious and dark undertones which the Thor franchisee has doled out so far. There is a great collaboration with Disney studios and there are multiple tracks and musical set pieces namely that of Tron legacy which often lend a great cover for the action scenes and otherwise.
Trust me its an audacious, funny and an entirely fresh take on the erstwhile serious Thor- God of thunder. Its a great entertainer and folks who are seeking to have a fun 2.10 hrs will not at all be disappointed.
Right from the opening sequence one can make out that this film is a ballsy and hilarious one, and provides many a quick laughs and Marvel comic fan boy moments. The film also introduces a host of new characters that of Valkyrie Tessa Thompson , Hella Cate Blanchet and Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum are fine additions to this film . Along with the other usual dependable Marvel specialists Chris Hemsworth, Mark Raffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Anthony Hoplkins they make this film viewing a great acting experience as well.
Visually Marvel films are loaded with an over dose of CGI and gamoboy style action scenes. Some of the standout scenes are the arena scenes between a short crop Thor and a Galdiator like Hulk. The epic clash of the titans is really a euphoric one. There are plenty of impressive comic scenes which make Ragnarok a bing bong of an experience.
Thor knows to a prophecy that Asgard is going to face an apocalypse or Ragnarok through an unstoppable evil brute Surtur and what ensues to stop the destruction of Asgard is all what the film is about. Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the God of Thunder, has spent a great deal of time away from his home of Asgard, choosing instead to travel the Nine Realms in search of Infinity Stones. Containing Surtur initially and reuniting with his father Odin and Loki to save Asgard from annihilation. Though Thor believes he can prevent Ragnarok, Odin reveals the events that lead to Asgard’s destruction have already been put into motion. Post which the Goddess of Death Hela (Cate Blanchett) appears, and claims the throne of Asgard for herself through a rutheless upsurge.
Thor and Loki attempt to challenge Hela, but both wind up banished to Sakaar, a planet on the far side of the known universe. Though Loki befriends Sakaar’s ruler, The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), Thor is brought by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to fight in the greatest spectacle with a champion is all gladitorersue match up. Things begin to look up for Thor when he realizes he’s set to battle the Hulk – the alter-ego of fellow member of The Avengers, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). However, Sakaar isn’t an easy planet to get away from. Along with Loki, Valkyrie, and the Hulk, Thor must escape The Grandmaster and Sakaar in order to return to Asgard and save his home from the Goddess of Death and the prophesied Ragnarok.Changing alliances and new bonds and a typical cresendo scenes backed by some thumping at times and techno-trance background music makes this film a class apart. Its a great package and has many classic fan boy moments one of which Bruce Banner reveals that he has septa Phd stuff. Finally a film which allows to let Hulk his hair down and have some fun.
All in all Thor-Ragnarok is one heck of a guilty pleasure which is just too much fun.