Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (Review)

thor-ragnarok-poster-mainTitle: Thor: Ragnarok
Based on: Thor by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Screenplay: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, and Christopher Yost
Music: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Edited by: Joel Negron, and Zene Baker
Production Company: Marvel Studios
Producer: Kevin Feige
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Type: Fiction
Genre: Action,  Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.
Release Date: November 3, 2017imdb_logo_a_l
Running Time: 130 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.

Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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I don’t quite remember how funny the first Thor movie was, but if you enjoyed the God of Thunder’s humour in any of the Avengers movies, then you are going to enjoy this film. My boyfriend and I, along with the rest of the auditorium, were in tears from laughing so much! And I cannot remember the last time that a movie made me laugh like that. All of the people behind the scenes really took advantage of Chris Hemsworth’s natural playfulness, as well as the rest of the cast’s, when they put this movie together. They also made good use of the cast’s chemistry, and how funny they could be together.


Also, speaking of the cast, I think that they did a really great job. They all played their parts very well, and I also like that they cast a POC actress to play a typically-white character (Valkyrie)! She gets a lot of screen time (which is awesome), as do Thor (who might now be my favourite Avenger! Ah!), Loki (yay! I love The Hiddles), the Hulk (one of the funniest characters in this!), Bruce Banner (also quite funny), and Hella (Kate Blanchett looks so good as a villainess! Ah!). I would have liked to see more of Idris Elba’s character, Heimdall, but…maybe in the next movie.


The visuals were great, so when I wasn’t wiping away tears of laughter, I was just staring at the detailing in some of the more epic scenes, or sitting on the edge of my seat during the fight scenes. There was also a lot of action, and between that and the visuals, and the funny scenes, I can’t think of one moment when I was at all bored. I also want to mention that I really enjoyed the use of music throughout the film!


I wish that I had more to say so that I can use more of the awesome GIFs made from this movie, that’s really all that I can think of. The reason why I didn’t give this movie 5 stars, is because there were a few awkward moments (I found), and a romantic relationship felt a little bit forced (to me). Otherwise, this movie was just great great fun! I definitely recommend that people watch this in theatres (because it’s just an awesome experience), and I for one will definitely be watching it again (maybe in theatres, and definitely when it’s out in Blu-ray)!

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29 thoughts on “Thor: Ragnarok (2017) (Review)

  1. The Past Due Book Review says:

    Taika Waititi is one of my favorite directors due to his ability with humor and poignancy. If you enjoyed this, I highly recommend What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great review!

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  2. bookowly says:

    I absolutely loved this movie! I have seen reviews that were Thor gained comedy-wise, it lost story-wise, but to be honest, superhero movies are already taken too seriously and this one was spot on. Of course, there are some detail one could want different, but I liked it a lot!

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    • Flavia says:

      What? I thought there was enough story! But there will always be critics, haha. What makes us happy won’t necessarily make others happy. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, and I’m glad that you loved the movie too! 🙂

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  3. chlodxlou says:

    Oh my god I loved this film so much! Love the way they changed it up by adding much more humour and also changing his hairstyle! The only thing I didn’t really like was the fact that the hulk had kind of a big speaking role, but other than that I LOVED IT!

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    • Flavia says:

      Yaaaay! I’m glad you loved it too! They really did change it up, and my boyfriend said that he thinks it’s because they’ll have to bring the Avengers storyline and the Guardians of the Galaxy storyline together in the Infinity Wars movie, haha. So I think we’ll definitely get more of this kind of humour 😀

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  4. daniellethamasa says:

    I read in the trivia on IMDB that the director wanted to highlight how funny Chris Hemsworth is, because he felt that wasn’t utilized to the fullest in any of the previous films. I absolutely loved Thor: Ragnarok, and feel like I need to go see it again.

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  5. LairOfBooks says:

    YASSSS! So funny & awesome chemistry straight across the board! I do not remember enjoying the first Thor movie as much as I did this one. Of course any time I can get more Loki on the screen is a very GOOD TIME! haha! My enjoyment of this movie reminds me of how much I also enjoyed the last Spiderman movie way more than i did any of its predecessors so this has been a good superhero movie year for me. Great review Flavia & as always those GIPHS are perfect! 🙂

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    • Flavia says:

      I was literally saying that to my boyfriend the other day. I did like the first Thor movie, but definitely not as much as this one. Plus I think they bleached Chris Hemsworth’s eyebrows and he looked silly hahaha. But he looks FIIIIINE in this one. *cough* I’m okay. And I agree! The most recent Spiderman was the funniest one too! There’s a trend 😉

      Thanks so much, Lilly! And thank you for reading! ❤

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      • LairOfBooks says:

        I didn’t even notice the eyebrows! now you’ve left me wanting to see it again to see for myself haha! but OMYGOSH YESSSS! eye candy at its finest! *heart eyes emoji* lol. I think it is a trend though, overall I believe they’ve been lightening the mood in the superhero movies cuz Justice League had a ton of humor as well. Def let me know what you think about that one too 🙂

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      • Flavia says:

        Hahaha my sister said the same thing! The only reason why I realized it, is cause I was looking up some gifs, and some from the older movies came up lol. And I’m glad they’ve been lightening the mood 🙂

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