MOVIE REVIEW: Thor: Ragnarok

We are back after a long break (long story , which I will go in to at another time) with a review of another Epic Marvel Creation.
We have got used to Marvel and DC Movies and we all know that they have not all been the hits we hoped they would be. It is so easy to go so wrong with these films and casting the right people for the part is a HUGE part of getting it right!
I probably watched this in the wrong order but this was the first Thor film I had seen and I was excited to see if Marvel Studios had pulled it out of the bag! I am always nervous about watching any marvel or DC Film, but I had read reviews for Thor and Thor: Dark World I was sure that this would also be a hit.
I can honestly say I LOVED IT! Not only were the special effects outstanding but the banter between the characters and the quirky personalities of each character also made it really funny.
Plot
Ragnarok is the third Thor film and it starts with Thor, in a cage, talking to a skeleton.. Yes.. Strange I know! He has been imprisoned by the fire Demon Surtur, who reveals that Odin is no longer on Asgard and that the realm will be destroyed by Ragnarok once he has access to the Eternal Flame that is locked away in Odin’s vault.
Thor travels back to Asgard to find that his brother Loki (who he thought was dead) was ruling Asgard disguised as Odin and he has left his father stranded on Earth in a Mental Institution. 

The story really begins when Thor drags Loki to Earth to bring his father back to Asgard. Odin tells the brothers that they have a sister, and now that his life is coming to an end Hela, Goddess of Death is coming for the throne… Dun Dun Duuuuuuun….
Characters

As for characters where do I start? The Marvel films are quickly becoming some of my favourite films and a huge part of this is down to the characters and how well they are played. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are back as Thor and Loki! Anthony Hopkins is back as Odin. If that wasn’t enough Mark Ruffalo is back as The Hulk. I don’t know why but I feel that Ruffalo’s acting ability is not fully appreciated. He can play Bruce Banner , the logical, eratic, timid genius and then he transforms in to the complete opposite when he transforms in to the Hulk. The thing that I admire about him is that although The Hulk is a big green monster, in some scenes, you can still see hints of Bruce Banner in there and I just love The Hulks personality! 

Idris Elba is also back again as Heimdall, the all-seeing , all-hearing Asgardian. He plays more of a part in this film, which I am all for!! Three Great British male actors in one film!! Makes me proud to be a Brit.

eNow, the fab cast doesn’t stop there. WE have some new additions to the cast starting with Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. The Goddess of Death arrives in a cloud of black and doesn’t disappoint. She has a fierce look and the attitude to go with it!! I know she is a villain but I can help but like her. Benedict Cumberbath makes an appearance as Doctor Strange.

Tessa Thompson is one of the good guys. She plays Scrapper 142, a Sassy former Asgardian Valkyrie who is trying to forget her past by drinking ,her days away on planet Sakaar working for The Grandmaster who rules the planet. Speaking of The Grandmaster. Jeff Goldblum plays the manipulative ruler of Sakaar. He is a great addition to the cast and definitely brings a light hearted aspect to the film. 

My favourite new character is Korg, a semi humanoid Alien  played by Director Taika Waikiti. I would probably go as far as to say he is my favourite character of the film. If you have seen it then you should know why!!! He is funny without even trying to be and me and my partner find ourselves laughing out loud at him. 

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I can’t help but love this film! I was not let down my the storyline, acting or special effects. 10’s 10’s 10’s across the board ( if you get that reference comment below where it is from). I would recommend this film to any action film buffs, Marvel lovers and just anybody that loves a bit of light entertainment with some fighting thrown in.

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Let me know what you guys think. What other Action films would you recommend.

Until next time. Be Kind Be Happy and Stay True to You!

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