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Thor Ragnarok (2017) movie review
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If you have been watching the various presentations from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you know what to expect.
Thor the God of Thunder starts with a quip and a trick and a dramatic arrival back on Asguard. He rapidly discovers that the old king, Odin can no longer resist his eldest child, the Goddess of Death. And thus we have the set up for another action and special effects-laden adventure in the MCU zone.
I make mistakes all the time. Everything seems to work out.
THOR RAGNORAK introduces a drunken valkyrie, an unpleasant hedonistic ruler (Jeff Goldblum), and returns Loki, Hulk (I'm not sure why), and Thor (mercifully free of his stringy locks) back to fight a mighty battle against Death herself.
This is one of the better offerings from Marvel Studios. Most of the quips and humour hit the spot, which is what makes these fantasy set pieces worthwhile for this reviewer.
Goldblum obviously has fun with his role, however, to use Alan Rickman's phrase, he doesn't put his back into it. Well, Goldblum, he doesn't need to. In fact, apart from Tessa Thompson's entrance, none of the actors really throw heart and soul into their roles.
For the in crowd, the fun is a play-within-a-play with Sam Neill as an actor playing Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Matt Damon as an actor playing Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Luke Hemsworth as an actor playing Thor (brother Chris).
Familiarity has made them all a bit blase, understandable since their characters are now fixed, however, if big mythological superhero stuff is your thing, then this is probably the one for you. And for the rest of us, there's the Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) sequence to gladden your heart.
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Due for Australian release 2 Oct, 2017 (2017-10-2)
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Just the facts:
Title: Thor Ragnarok (2017)
The Players: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Damon
Official website: https://movies.disney.com/thor-ragnarok
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