A Review of Thor: Ragnarok: The God of Thunder at His Best
The trailers for Thor: Ragnarok were exciting from beginning to end, from showing the shocking sight of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir being destroyed by Hela, the movie’s main villain, to the epic gladiator battle between Thor and Hulk. The movie itself offers that, and so much more.
You may remember one quote in DC’s Batman v. Superman by Lex Luthor, which called the battle the movie is titled after as the “greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” While Batman v. Superman may not have lived up to many of the viewers’ expectations, I believe Thor: Ragnarok can borrow the title of the “greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.” While the fight technically occurs on another world, Thor’s battle against Hulk was one of the most epic and unique fights that we’ve seen in a Marvel movie. While this fight scene may be the highlight of the film, that doesn’t mean that the rest of the movie isn’t great.
Thor: Ragnarok is fun, filled with awesome action scenes, and along with the other Marvel movies, has some hilarious moments. The Stan Lee cameo in this movie one is really great. Thor and the supporting cast did a great job, and finally getting a Hulk that talks in full sentences was something that I have personally been looking forward to since the first Avengers.
Although I can’t think of any major problems with the film, I will say as a warning, this film may not stand on its own very well. In other words, if you have not seen the previous two Thor movies and the two Avengers movies, you may not understand some of the references and conversations that Thor has with Loki and the Hulk. This isn’t a problem I have with the film, but it’s just something that I feel people should know before entering the theater.
To sum it all up, Thor: Ragnarok has much to offer to a variety of audiences, and is definitely worth watching while it’s in theaters. To rank it among this year’s three Marvel Cinematic Universe films, I would say that I enjoyed it more than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. On the other hand, I would put it under Spider-Man: Homecoming, although they’re both really great films. It’s definitely the best of the Thor movies, and it feels much more fresh and unique from many of the other Marvel movies.