Thor: Ragnarok – Review
With a fistful of Flash Gordon meets the MCU, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is stunning audiences around the world.
The latest edition to the MCU has diverted away from it’s usual conventions and developed something delightful in this revamped 80’s Camp inspired action-comedy.
Bringing his dead-pan kiwi ways, Waititi has managed to shed his own fun filled take on the comic universe, while at the same time potentially changing the format for the next films to come.
Thor: Ragnarok is cleverly manipulated into a comedy hybrid that will have you in stitches and almost confused that at most times the action is the only boring part within the film. Comic book adaptations are usually far admired for their groundbreaking action sequences and over the top effects. However, this new edition entirely relies on it’s campy presence to push the story forward.
Throughout the film we find ourselves engaged and enlightened, introducing us to different sides of our favourite characters in a fun ‘family styled’ environment. Now don’t get me wrong, the action sequences are fresh and appreciated, encapsulating the complete essence of comic drawn sequences – however at most times they seem only put in there to be rushed through.
The cast take on the newly formed roles in stride proving that they can in fact deliver the whole package, in what looks like an incredible set to work on.
Thor: Ragnarok is fun, stylish, campy and hilarious. Go for the story, stay for the comedy and relax during the action visuals. This is surely one Marvel film not to miss.