Thor Ragnarok: Movie Review

Thor Ragnarok: Movie Review

Justin Peters, Student Journalist

“Thor Ragnarok” is one of the best Marvel movies I have ever seen. Most of my friends actually thought this movie was ripping off “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” because of it’s 80s-style theme and its use of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.” However, this movie is totally different.

The movie has one of the coolest opening scenes in a Marvel movie since the first “Guardians of the Galaxy.” After the epic opening scene, he returns home to Asgard where his old friend, Heimdall, Idris Elba, has disappeared because Odin, Sir Anthony Hopkins, accused him of treason. Early on, the movie features some awesome cameos from Thor’s real brother, Luke Hemsworth, as well as Matt Damon, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Thor and Loki eventually end up on Earth where they meet the villain, Hela played by Cate Blanchett who is a vengeful goddess of death looking to take Asgard and reign her army upon the citizens. She then proceeds to destroy Thor’s hammer. Thor and Loki eventually end up on a planet where Thor gets abducted by a Valkyrie from Asgard, played by Tessa Thompson, and taken to a place where The Grandmaster, played by Jeff Goldblum, who basically just plays himself tells Thor that he wants him to fight in the Contest of Champions against his undefeated champion. Meanwhile, Loki is living the sweet life with a bunch of aliens and refuses to help Thor. So after Thor is given helpful advice by a kind rock-creature named Korg played by Taika Waititi (the movie’s director), Thor is thrown into the the ring with the planet’s heavyweight champion.

“Thor: Ragnarok” is great. It is pure, simple, awesome, fun. All of the actors are phenomenal (and you can tell that they’re also having fun), the visuals are spectacular, the story is amazing and easy to follow, the action is enough to make the audience shove handfuls of popcorn in their mouths like little kids. This movie is like no other Superhero movie, and with the supposed final “Avengers” movies coming our way, it’s likely that this will be the last “Thor” movie. If this is the last “Thor” movie, it certainly couldn’t have ended better.

Grade: A+