Thor Ragnarok just got released worldwide and knocked it out of the park. It is the funniest Marvel movie ever and best Thor movie for sure. The movie has opened to a massive opening weekend and has raked in over $100 million already. The movie is inspired from Jack Kirby’s Ragnarok comic wherein Asgard is burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. The plot revolves around Thor’s struggle to stop goddess of death from destroying his home planet.
The critics have heaped massive praise on Taika Waititi direction style and the fun elements introduced in the movie. The first reactions from the audiences are very positive and everything from visual effects to storytelling is just impeccable. The movie is currently sitting on 96% on Rotten Tomatoes at present.
Apart from the usual cast including Chris Hemsworth (Thor, God of Thunder), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Idris Elba (Heimdall), the movie also features two-time Oscar award winner Cate Blanchett as the powerful new villain Hela (leader of Doomeo i.e Asgardian Hell); Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric grandmaster who is an elder of the universe, he is sometimes called as “Inter-galactic Cosmic Pleasure-seeker”, he possessed the mind-gem until Thanos took it away from him; Tessa Thomson as the classic hero Valkyrie who may play Thor’s love interest; Karl Urban as Skurge who is a powerful warrior and Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/ Hulk.
The studio and the entire cast is in high gear in order to market the movie through interviews, press tours, events etc. Recently, James Corden invited the entire Thor’s cast to put up a stage show version of Ragnarok for The Late Late Night show. The video has been released online and it’s the funniest thing you will ever see. Also, there is in fact a stage play in the movie itself wherein theatre actors are performing different characters.
James Corden unleashes Thor: Ragnarok 4D version on the audience and the cast comprise of Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Cate Blanchett (Hela), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk). The only members missing were Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Idris Elba (Heimdall) and Korg (Taika Waititi). Mark Ruffalo dons a whack Hulk outfit, Hela throws stuffed animal at Thor, Jeff Goldblum rides a scooter and said: “Thor: Ragnarok 4D gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums. That’s my highest rating.” But Cate Blanchett’s Hela had the best line where she said:
“I think those poor people just want to watch the movie.”
From the look and feel of it, the movie has all the ingredients present to become a huge blockbuster.
Here’s the official synopsis of Thor: Ragnarok:
“Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization”.
The movie is more action-packed than the previous ones and it is also the shortest ever Marvel movie. In continuing with the traditions of Thor movies, Kenneth Branagh’s Thor was 114 minutes, Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World was 112 minutes long but Thor: Ragnarok will just have 100 minutes runtime. Taika Waititi said to Collider:
“The cut right now, I reckon it’s about 100 minutes. It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think that stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time. I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end; they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours”.
It’s a must watch Marvel movie. Do yourself a favor and check this out. CHEERS!