Thor: Ragnarok is directed by New Zealand golden boy Taika Waititi previous director of cult comedy hit 'Hunt for the Wilder People'. Once again the all mighty god of thunder - Thor - is played by the always reliable Chris Hemsworth joined alongside old faces: Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and some new ones: Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett. After Hela (the goddess of death), invades Asgard to take back her rightful thrown and both sons of odin are banished to a remote planet, the two must work together with the help of some new friends (and some old), in order to save Asgard.
Marvel mockery of the highest order. Not only does the god of thunder worsen his reputation as the lesser of the Marvel sub series but sparks up enough rouge lightning bolts to strike him into the very bottom of the Marvel hierarchy. Thor: Ragnorok is the weirdest, wackiest and the worst of the marvel bunch.
Waititi creates a trippy swirl, of Masters of the Universe mixed with any american sitcom. Motherbaugh's zany 80's score fizzles against the gorgeously vibrant world building marvel never fail to do. The visuals work wonders but don't treat you to any standout action scenes.
Its plausible how he offers his own odd style to the franchise - but feels as awkward as a gate crashed party. His quirky influence should push the Thor series into exciting new realms but ultimately adds nothing to both his mythology and the MCU itself.
Less is more - a phrase marvel quickly need to learn the meaning of. Ragnarok is the third and most sever example of everything wrong about modern Marvel. Humour is once again drenched over the entire picture and feels awfully forced. Almost every moment both serious and non serious are ruined by Waititi's need to make us laugh in all the wrong places. Must be the Kiwi Whit but I am not buying a single second of it.
Ragnarok alienates itself from the MCU. Waititi has created his own vision that simply doesn't work with the source material - even though his abstract style could spice up the Thor universe. Unconventional humour often makes this Marvel outing tough to even sit through. Great performances highlighted through beautiful set pieces and visuals - ultimately drowned in Waititi's both frustrating and monotonous direction. The MCU needs a lot more than a few sparks to zap it away from its current position.
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