Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero comedy film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World and the seventeenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe . The film is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Eric Pearson and the writing team of Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. In Thor: Ragnarok, Thor must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time to save Asgard from Hela and the impending Ragnarök.Wikipedia
Thor: Ragnarok Reviews
The unavoidable trappings of the genre notwithstanding, Thor: Ragnarok is a whole barrel of fun.
Thor Ragnarok is a true rock and roll original, and the reason it exists is because there's a director who's sure all that titters is gold.
Clearly, third time is a charm for Thor as 'Ragnarok' is the best film on the Asgardian till date, and another entry from Marvel you simply cannot miss!
It's a lighter, funnier, and sunnier Marvel movie...
One of the highlights of the films is how the writers and the director have distributed screen time amongst all characters uniformly, no one overshadows the other.Thor, Loki, Hela, The Hulk, The Grandmaster: every character has his own moments & there are no superheroes or supervillains, everyone is just so cool.
Just go and live the madness! Take a trip without snorting any drugs. Be a witness to the revolution of superhero movies starting with this one. Thor: Ragnarok will be easily remembered as one the best movies ever made.
This is a well-designed Marvel Universe, crossover franchise, spectacle party, riding high on Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," that's bound to get everyone who watches it, into a tizzy!
You should watch Thor Ragnarok on the biggest screen in your town, and to be able to enjoy the pop fizzy colour palette you should head to a theater playing it in 2D. This is a new standard set for superhero movies, and I wonder how Marvel will top this with the Infinity War movies.
Thor: Ragnarok is definitely one of the most gorgeous-looking and as well the funniest Marvel movie till date. Chris Hemsworth’s charming performance, a really strong supporting cast and Taika Waititi’s confident direction make for one entertaining superhero movie with dollops of humour. Also make sure you catch the post-credit scenes, as one of them hints about a very big movie that will come out next year.
Thor: Ragnarok is full of individuals stranded in foreign lands —Thor, Loki and Banner on Sakaar, Hela in a prison somewhere, and, eventually, an entire population without a home. You don’t expect a nod to the global refugee crisis in a film this entertaining, but there it is.
Overall, the film is a fun watch which will appeal to non-Marvel fans too.
Thor Ragnarok is a sumptuous feast for action lovers that riding on the back of some solid performances manages to deliver several moments of insane visual brilliance. It perfectly fits into the definition of cinema that’s both cool and calculated. In terms of its themes, it comes across as a stylish rehash of films like Star Wars, The Mummy and Gladiator. Thor Ragnarok makes for a decent one time watch but if Hollywood-spawned formulaic escapism is not your cup of tea then you better steer clear.
The film is blissfully free of any lazy romantic subplots (was anyone actually invested in Thor/Jane?), but unresolved tensions between characters are a welcome addition. In the meantime, some seriously cool battle scenes feature from start to finish, and the use of Led Zeppelin’s militant Immigrant Song will have even the most unenthused of audience members rooting for the God of Thunder and his motley crew of unlikely heroes.
Audience Reviews for Thor: Ragnarok
'Thor: Ragnarok' rocks because it stands upright as a true, full-blown and contextual original with a by-the-books narrative which never gets on the way of solid storytelling.
Chris Hemsworth isn't, but Thor is actually an overrated MCU superhero. He does amuse you, but doesn't go beyond its clichéd ideas, which, for one, are very overtly manipulative. But 'Thor: Ragnarok' avoids the trappings 'Thor' and the 'Dark World' were stuck into. It is certainly better than the origin stories, and Thor, Valkyrie and others seem more refreshing after two Avengers outings.
Strikingly further, while using a more vibrant, vivid colour palette than the 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Thor: Ragnarok' lifts off as a slightly more refreshing film, with some notwithstanding but relevant superhero clichés.
But above anything, 'Thor: Ragnarok' is a very entertaining, fun film which has seductive charm.
Taika Waititi's indie style is all over the place in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok but I still cannot fathom the point of forced, untimely humor that all these MCU films are feeding their scripts with and then boasting about it even as the whole story takes on a little sensible turn after a dozen or so textbook plotlines. TN.
Thor: Ragnarok review: "Both the audience & producers will be in splits!!!"
Just a fortnight more before the much awaited "Justice League" hits the screens, but before DC could make their move; Marvel has come out with the sequel of the "Thor" series. This is the 17th movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe & as per the weekend collection reports, it has taken the box-office by storm. To be frank, I have been so engrossed in the build up towards "Justice League", that the Marvel trailer didnt quite blow my socks off. However, when I checked it out; I have to admit it was indeed the most hilarious Marvel movie to date.
A couple of years have passed since the battle of Sokovia & Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was imprisoned by the fire demon, Surtur in Asgard. The God of Thunder manages to escape from the clutches of Surtur, who claimed that Asgard will be destroyed in the prophesied Ragnarok when his crown was put into the Eternal Fire. Thor averts the impending doom (or so he believed) & goes in search of his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) along with his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Based on what Surtur had said & with the help of Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), they locate their father on Earth. It is then Odin reveals to his sons, that he is dying which in turn will lead to the rise of his daughter Hela (Cate Blanchett). She had fought shoulder to shoulder with him on various conquests but her evil designs made him imprison her. As he predicted, his demise releases Hela from prison & she lands in Asgard to claim the throne. Both Thor & Loki are forced to flee from there as their efforts to stop her proved futile & they end up on the planet Sakaar where the former gets imprisoned by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). How Thor escapes from there & forms a team along the lines of Avengers, to rescue Asgard forms the crux of the story.
As in the case of the prequels, the latest edition of "Thor" is directed by yet another individual, who happens to be Taika Waititi. The Kiwi is known for his horror comedy "What we do in the Shadows" (which I havent watched) & has brought that humorous streak to this venture. It turned out to be the USP of the movie as the screenplay by Eric Pearson was hilarious from the start to the end. The general mood of the movie was along the lines of "Deadpool" & it would be fair to say that it would totally entertain the audience. In terms of the plot, it's pretty engaging though the highlight definitely is the interactions between the characters such as Thor, Hulk etc. All the technical aspects were top notch & each and every individual in charge deserves praise.
Chris Hemsworth was awesome as he embraced the humour element with ease & gives a smashing performance. His partner in crime, Mark Ruffalo aced his part as Taika utilised him effectively by giving us ample exposure to both Banner & Hulk. Tom Hiddleston was rather underused, though in the opportunity provided he has done justice. Cate Blanchett was a natural for the role while Jeff Goldblum rocked as the Grandmaster. Among others, Tessa Thompson was fine while Taika's portrayal of Korg was a scream.
Verdict: There are no two words about it, except that it is an absolute entertainer. The plot as such might not seem too heavy. but when you have a screenplay as engaging; there isnt much to complain. In short, dont miss it!!!
Flashy comedy with no substance
Apparently, Marvel is obsessed with making "Fun" movies where they forget the things like "story" and "character development". You know what it doesn't matter because the movie is FUN.