Thor Ragnarok is a joyous, mad adventure movie, so careless and drunk on its charm that you can’t help but love it. Its also the best Marvel movie. Starring Chris Hemsworth as the god of Thunder, the movie begins as Thor visits Doctor Strange in New York, and then confronts Hela (Cate Blanchett, magnificent), who breaks his hammer and kicks him out to a dumping planet Sakaar. Hela then begins the process of Ragnarok, which will put an end to Thor’s world and will make her all powerful. The plot seems very dark and dramatic, but fear not, director Taika Watiti isn’t here for another Shakespearean drama.
The movie is immensely funny and witty and has some of the grandest visuals of the whole MCU series. Thor’s gladiator fight with his former friend Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is a glittery, bombastic extravaganza and the ending fight between Hela and Thor, Valkrie (Tessa Thompson, fantastic) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston, doing his usual thing) is beautifully mounted action set piece that will make the audience member’s heart race and pound.
The movie doesn’t have a lot of story, but it doesn’t it. As the MCU movie’s are already hefty with storylines. What the movie needs, is a great villain, and a fully committed Cate Blanchett tears into the role of the wicked Hela and is clearly the best Villian in the entire MCU series. More of her please.