I truly thought nothing could replace Guardians of the Galaxy as Marvel's funniest movie, but ding ding we have a new winner. TR is not as much a superhero movie as it is a comedy. Right from the opening scene you can tell the tone of the franchise had shifted, and for the better. The first Thor felt a little too pompous while the sequel went a little too dark elf. However, Thor Ragnarok takes a sharp right turn and we're treated to an 80's style sci-fi adventure comedy complete with colourful visuals and a score featuring rock ballads and synthesizer instrumentals.
Hemsworth looked like he was having so much more fun than previous movies and threw himself back into the roll with full force. Cate Blanchett as Hela never really got to shine as her plan for destruction and mayhem was railroaded by Heimdell the whole time. Ruffalo's Hulk is still my favourite Hulk and even more so now that he can speak. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie had some great moments, particularly her entrance. Loki continues to be mischievous. The story twists and turns at a helluva pace and after an hour I began to dread the ending because it was just so much fun!
Special mentions have to go to Benedict Cumberbatch reprising his role as Dr Strange (THAT is the Dr Strange I want to see) and Jeff Goldblum for his perfect and hilarious portrayal of the Grand Master. In a lot of ways he fully steals the show! Great movie and just an all round good time. Highly recommended!
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