Thor: Ragnarok - Review

Since when did the Thor franchise become so hilarious?

Thor: Ragnarok - Review

Ahhh, 2017. The year that Thor: Ragnarok became the funniest movie that I have watched. Full of colour, badassery and banter, along with the occasional innuendo courtesy of director Taika Waititi and writers Christopher Yost, Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle. Oh, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston too – this will be enough to make you think 'gosh, since when did the Thor franchise become so hilarious?'

In his third solo adventure, Thor (Hemsworth) and his brother Loki (Hiddleston) are searching for their father Odin when they run into – cue gasps – a family member previously unknown to the duo, revealed to be Cate Blanchett's Hela, the Goddess of Death. From the moment she arrives, chaos ensues – she destroys Thor's hammer and invades Asgard, intending to rebuild it in her image, leading to a downfall for our hero.

What I enjoyed most was the way in which the film was written – it was filled with action, references to other movies, the epic music and the banter. To add to the enjoyment, we encountered old heroes (no spoilers). Taika Waititi has done an excellent job of creating excitement – fast enough to be thrilling, but slow enough to keep up. Well done Taika Waititi.


Faron Spence-Small

Faron Spence-Small

Avid reader of sci-fi fantasy books, enthusiast of spy-action movies, Marvel and DC. Currently attempting to write a sci-fi fantasy novel.

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  • Luke Taylor

    On 30 October 2017, 12:03 Luke Taylor Contributor commented:

    Great review! The film sounds like it's trying to be Guardians of the Galaxy?

  • Tom Inniss

    On 31 October 2017, 15:00 Tom Inniss Voice Team commented:

    I watched the film last week - it was pretty good. Felt it did fall back on old tropes a little bit by the end, but I definitely agree they finally made a good Thor film. Taika Waititi's character was my stand-out favourite! Great review, thanks for posting!

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    On 6 March 2020, 08:10 Alpha jhon commented:

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