“Thor: Ragnarok” is the third installment of Thor series, one of the superhero from Marvel Comics, a part of The Avengers. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was stranded in one of the 9 realms that his father, Odin, controlled. There, he went on a mission to murder Surtur, a creature made out of flame. Surtur planned to destroy Asgard, Thor’s planet, so he must be eliminated before being able to do so. From this scene alone, we already knew that the third episode of Thor is going to be funny. Our guess was correct, as he – different from his naive, serious, and boring (he is the second boring Avenger after Captain America for us) personality on previous series or any Avengers series- became sassy, sharp-tongued and witty. He once again had to deal with his enemy brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who ruled over Asgard in the absence of Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Together they faced a harsh truth that actually Odin had another offspring, an elder sister to both Thor and Loki named Hela (Cate Blanchett) who has become evil and power hungry. They must prevent Hela from fulfilling the prophecy of Asgard’s falling or known as Ragnarok. Taika Waititi as the director succeeded in entertaining us in the span of two hour ten minute movie, a quite long duration for a Marvel movie.
The New Zealand director delivered some of the funniest lines in the film, weird new characters and a sense of humor that always presents on all of Waititi’s movie. If you ever watched his movies like “Hunt for Wilderpeople” or “What We Do In The Shadows”, you must be familiar with all the awkward conversation and zoomed in shots that he always has. What we love about this movie is, even the side characters get their deserved spotlights and they nailed them instead of just getting tossed under the shadows. The colors, animation, and CGI were the same as any other Marvel movies. Stan Lee is still there to get his 30 seconds allotted screen time and most surprisingly, there were few guests from fellow Marvel Universe’s super heroes. We do not want to spoil more fun here, although we could, but we recommend you to stay a while after the movie is finished as there is going to be a mid-credit scene and a post credit scene. You’re gonna fall in love with the funny Thor!