Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Relase Date: 03 Nov 2017
Director: Taika Waititi
Runtime: 2h 10min
Movie Bio : Thor is Marvel’s silliest franchise — but traditionally, it’s also been the studio’s least funfranchise. In the first movie (2011), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) couldn’t stop acting like a boy gone wild, so he was banished from his home and had to learn how to be a man worthy of his great power. In the second movie, Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor and his posse took on a faction of dark elves, only for Thor to lose his mother and seemingly his brother while performing his duty as the protector of the nine realms.
Loss equals lessons in Thor-land, a theme so pronounced that it tends to drown out Thor’s status as a lightning bolt–hurling demigod who wields a magic twirling hammer in a world full of frost giants, rainbow bridges, and world-destroying robots. His movies have never suggested that anyone — the characters, the audience, the cast — should be having a particularly good time.
But the third film in the series, Thor: Ragnarok, completely changes that, flexing its self-awareness as the movie and its star laugh both at themselves and with their audience. It’s the first Thor movie that will make you want to see more Thor movies, because it’s the first Thor movie with an idea of what makes its titular hero worth rooting for.
Both of Marvel’s past Avengers films have scratched at the idea of Thor — their resident blond super deity — being the team lunk. Thor may be worthy of wielding the mythical Mjøllnir, they seemed to suggest, but he’s often as dumb as a box of his own hair.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi sharpens these jokes at the expense of his film’s title character, to delightfully entertaining effect.
Thor is a bull in a china shop when it comes to technology. Even though he’s encountered wizards, magic, and gods and traveled through different dimensions, he often gets knocked down a peg by human-made gadgetry. When he’s asked for the voice-activated password for an Avenger Quinjet, for example, he naturally assumes the system will unlock when he announces his code name as “strongest Avenger.” He even says it twice, as if Tony Stark’s invention somehow didn’t hear him the first time.
But there’s a more serious rub folded into that moment: the disconnect between how Thor sees himself and how everyone else, including his teammates, see him.