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    A Review of Thor Ragnarok

    A Review of Thor Ragnarok

    I saw Thor Ragnarok in Imax, 3D. I enjoyed the movie very much, it was a fun ride. The 3D added to the enjoyment, it does not always. The visuals were outstanding and the surround sound was very good.

    Just a small announced spoiler at the end.

    As the movie opens, Thor has a funny encounter with Sultur, the Fire Demon. The previous Thor movies have been successful, but not as successful as some of the other in the Marvel Universe. So there is a definite effort to change the character, played well this time by Chris Hemsworth, into something more relatable and human. He quickly loses his hammer and gets a haircut and develops a sense of humor that follow s him through the movie.

    There are two major plots: First, Thor older sister, Hela, the Goddess of Death, plans to take over Asgard now that Odin has croaked. She is skillfully and Marvelous played by Cate Blanchett. The beginning and final part of the movie concentrates on that.

    Second Plot: Thor is shanghaied to a distant planet, ruled by The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) where he must, as a gladiator, fight the Hulk. This is reminiscent of the successful comic series, “Planet Hulk.” (A sidebar: There will be no Hulk movie. While Marvel owns the right s to the character and can use him, Universal still holds the rights to the movie distribution).

    Tom Huddleston is back as Loki messing up everything Thor tries to do. Frankly, he as before, almost steals the movie as he is so much fun to watch. But Goldblum and Blanchett are also wonderful.

    There is a ton of action and suspense all of it totally ludicrous, impossible, sometimes predictable, but always fun. Idris Elba appears a Heimdall and ther is a great, funny and totally appropriate cameo by Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)

    Stay till the very end, there are two scenes during the credits.

    Small spoiler:
    The movie ends with the Asgardians looking for a new home. This happened recently in the comics here they found their new home on eEarth.
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    Barry,

    I agree with your assessment. If I had one criticism, it was that the movie tried a bit too hard to be too funny, which slightly took away from the narrative. That being said, I liked it and could definitely watch it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefisc View Post
    ...now that Odin has croaked.
    I'll pretend I didn't read that part of your review, Barry.

    I haven't seen this one, but even my wife thinks it will be a good one based on the trailer. It does look like it's going to be a fun ride and based on the previous Marvel flicks, Thor in particular, it will look and sound great.

    I'm going to wait until it hit Blu-ray, as usual, but it's going to be a long wait. Thanks for the review.

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    Thanks for the review. Will try to catch this one.
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    I agree with Barry, this was just plain ol' fun! didnt pretend to be anything else. i saw it a new Dolby Cinema AMC opened 10 minutes from home! it was a non 3d presentation. it was alive with color and sound.

    didnt introduce a million characters. my favorite newbie is Tessa Thompson (Westworld). she was great! basically han solo as a chick.

    just go have a good time.

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    [QUOTE=Tracy Rainwater;51093]I'll pretend I didn't read that part of your review, Barry.

    Tracy, no one really dies in a comic book movie that is why this is not a spoiler. THIS IS: Odin appears more in the movie after he dies than before.
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