I f there is one Marvel movies saga that I have enjoyed it has to be all three Thor movies. The third installment is very different from the other two movies, the first one was very good and the second one was even better with more action, excellent visual effects and Marvel elements that combined together make a great movie. Thor Ragnarok exceeded its predecessors in many aspects, such as the comic parts and jokes on screen, the fighting scenes, new and very cool characters, and most importantly, a bad ass unbeatable villain. Personally, I am not a hardcore Marvel fan but I have always enjoyed their movies, except two or three maybe, and from the last ones I have seen Thor Ragnarok takes the prize.
Taika Waititi is the film director and he is a very experienced one. However, his adaptation of the comic books about Thor Odinson is a brilliant work that exceeded expectations. At first, we get to see Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the God of Lightning, doing what he does best: being a hero, fighting villains and defending his homeland, Asgard. After defeating Surtur, a fire villain that Odin had defeated many years ago, Thor found out about the prophecy that was made long ago, a prophecy that talks about Asgard´s destruction at the hands of Surtur, a reckoning day called Ragnarok. He defeats Surtur and takes his crown as a proof and trophy for his father´s vault. After realizing that his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has supplanted his father Odin as the ruler of Asgard, Thor immediately tries to reach his father and Loki confesses that he is on earth under a spell of his doing. The two brothers set out to find his father and find him almost ready to die, as if he already knew what was going to happen. And so Odin transcended, next to his two sons and at peace.
On the other hand, we get to see Odin´s firstborn: the Goddess of Death, Hela. Cate Blanchett performance as Thor´s big sister is impeccable and she really looks intimidating and powerful in black, even after changing her appearance. Blanchett has proven to be a versatile actress, capable of filling any role from nagging wife to Elfish Queen Witch and now she delights us as Thor and Loki big sister, Hela.
She was Odin´s executioner and right hand in his wars and conquests. Nevertheless, Odin wanted peace for his realms and Hela still thirsted for blood so he had to lock her away until the day he died, and that same day she was free again. Only Thor, Loki and a handful of old friends like Dr. Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, performed by Mark Ruffalo, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Asgard far seer Heimdall (Idris Elba). The new characters also added an interesting touch to the movie, I personally enjoyed Jeff Goldblum who really imprinted his personal style to his character, The Grandmaster, man in charge of the refugee planet Sakaara. Karl Urban and Tessa Thompson are also new faces in Thor´s universe and they play Skurge, who is the man replacing Heimdall and Tessa Thompson plays a Valkirye: legendary women warriors that once defended the planet of Asgard against the threst of the Death Goddess.
On the whole I can say that it was a very entertaining movie with great action sequences, nice super heroes and super villains, fresh new characters and worlds that will leave you wanting to explore more of Thor universe. A must watch for all Marvel comics fan and for everyone in general.