Thor: Ragnarok

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Year of Release: 2017

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: Thor, Thor: The Dark World

Directed By: Taika Waititi*

Music By: Mark Mothersbaugh

Starring: Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Tom Hiddleston (as Loki), Cate Blanchett (as Hela), Tessa Thompson (as Valkyrie), Mark Ruffalo (as Bruce Banner/Hulk), Jeff Goldblum (as Grandmaster), Karl Urban (as Skurge), Idris Elba (as Heimdall), Anthony Hopkins (as Odin), Rachel House (as Topaz), and Taika Waititi (as Korg)

Basic Plot: Prior to his death, Odin reveals to his sons that they have a sister who has been imprisoned due to her destructive nature.  Once he has died, the sister comes back with a vengeance, determined to claim her rightful place on the throne of Asgard.  Thor, during an attempt to return to his home, is confronted by the sister and ends up on the alien planet of Sakaar,  where he must find his way back in order to save his kingdom.

Rating (Out of 4): 4

Pros: This movie is a whole lot of fun from start to finish.  Featuring a great mix of humor and action which has become the Marvel movie staple, it moves at a rapid pace, and you may find that you miss some of the funny lines and in-jokes along the way, which encourages multiple viewings (in this case, that’s not a bad thing at all).

Cons: There’s not a whole lot to complain about here, although having a little more for Idris Elba to do wouldn’t hurt.