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Thor: Ragnarok


Directed by: Taika Waititi
Written by:
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum
Studio: Marvel Studios
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comic Book, Fantasy, Science-Fiction
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It is a disappointing film as its extra-heavy focus on comedy does distract and take away a lot of potential tangible drama, emotion and tension. Unfortunately, even though the scale is certainly still very large, all the comedy does take away from the epic feeling of the movie. Not that it doesn't feel epic in some sense, but it could've been much more. However, while there are ultimately a few jokes too many, most of the serious parts of the film still do work, and most of the jokes do land. It would've been a better, more affecting and memorable film with less jokes, but it was still a very entertaining and well made movie. The action is well done and the effects are fantastic, but the music is pretty forgettable and disappointing (aside from Immigrant Song -- though it should have only been used the first time I think). The odd 80s synth soundtrack didn't really feel like it fit with Sakaar, despite the sci-fi setting. It would've been nice to hear some more of Patrick Doyle's score for the original film, especially his great 'Sons of Odin' track. The only other negative that really stood out is casting. While they certainly do well enough in their roles, I felt both Cate Blanchett's Hela and Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie could have been more effective and memorable characters with different actors in their roles. Also, it would've been nice to have some sort of flashback scene featuring Odin and Hela, rather than the only display of their apparently very important history being a painting. The first Thor is still better, but this is better than nearly every other Marvel film.


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sLaShEr84 at 02:08 PM Nov 09

Good movie.

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