Though his hair gets cut off far too soon in the film, Chris Hemsworth brought yet another lovable Marvel film to life in “Thor: Ragnarok.” The movie was action-filled and captivating while simultaneously hilarious. It is highly recommended to anyone looking to see a film this weekend.
The majority of the movie takes place on the planet Sakaar, where Thor finds himself stuck after being forced out of the space portal/wormhole while fighting his sister Hela, whom he quickly finds is much stronger than himself. The passing of Odin leaves Thor — and Loki, if he will cooperate — alone to protect their beloved planet. Hela plans to take over Asgard and doesn’t seem to mind destroying it in the process.
Through separate wormholes, both Loki and Thor are trapped on Sakaar. Loki’s approach to survival is pleasing the supreme leader, and soon finds himself high in command but running out of favor.
Thor takes up a deal with the Grandmaster: if he can fight and beat the reigning victor in the planet’s contest of champions, he will be provided means to return home. Thor agrees, only to find out his friend Bruce Banner is the champion he has to fight.
The plot thickens as the movie goes on, but it’s really the humor that earns the audience’s esteem as the film progresses. While some viewers expect the Hulk to be coming because of previews, those who had no idea can appreciate the surprise and ironic appearance of the incredible Hulk.
Parents worrying about what their kids are viewing shouldn’t think twice about this episode of Thor. The character of Thor is one that we can all look up to, as Thor never has to think twice about doing the right thing. Throughout the film, he is challenged multiple times by his brother Loki, who seems to have trouble being ethical and often lets his power go to his head. Thor continuously cares about the good of his people and being a true and honest leader.
“Thor: Ragnarok” is an all–around entertaining movie because of its ability to fit in both the action and comedy genre. While action seemed to be its true intentions as a Marvel film, the movie perhaps was more of a comedy than anything else. The humor was appropriate, however, and did not take away from the storyline. The movie makes sense as inspired by comics; it’s cool, funny and impressive all in one.