By: Eva Li
On Nov. 3, “Thor: Ragnarok,” a Marvel superhero movie was released in theaters.Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) is a supernatural being from the planet of Asgard. He is also the son of Odin, the king and the protector of the nine realms. Conflict arises when Hela (Cate Blanchett), the oldest daughter, is released from prison after some long years. A good portion of the movie focuses on Thor being stuck on another planet, unable to defend his crown from his vengeful daughter, who is now calling herself Ragnarok.
According to rottentomatoes.com, the movie received a 92% rating on the “tomatometer,” indicating that it is an exceptional and thrilling movie to watch. Friends and close relatives have been raving about Thor, so I decided to check it out.
I would recommend this movie to anyone, especially if you are interested in a excellent and exciting superhero movie. There is a twist of humor, even when the hero faces imminent danger. The combination of humor and suspense engross the audience, through making light of a tragic situation. For example, the beginning of the movie starts out with Thor fighting a huge fiery monster while he is chained upside down. While the monster is ranting on about how he will destroy Thor, Thor begins to lighten up the situation by telling the monster to wait for him as the chain rotates back to face the monster. This happens several times as Thor attempts to dismiss the monster and mocks its insignificance.
In addition to the awesome kick-butt hero Thor, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) also took on the spotlight of helping save the Asgardians from the evil Ragnarok. Valkyrie was once part of a group of warrior goddesses who fought to protect Asgard. However, she appears to be the antagonist when we first meet her, as she captured and auctioned off Thor when he came to this unknown dystopia planet called Sakaar. She captures Thor because he is seen as an invader to the planet. In this scene, she also appears to be drunk and broken. When she finally hears that Ragnarok is back, she becomes determined to help Thor fight. This moment of realization of her identity and her sacred role as a warrior makes her a character to admire. Valkyrie draws her strength from her past when Ragnarok killed her friend at war. She is feisty when she fights and courageous when she faces Ragnarok once again.
“Ragnarok” is the best movie in its series of three. “Ragnarok” delivers a riveting yet complex conflict while incorporating humor to keep audience on edge.There is not a dull moment in the movie.
Overall this movie deserves a top review for its actors and its enthralling plot (not to mention how horribly handsome Hemsworth is).
Overall Grade: A+