Movie Review - Thor Ragnarok
October 31, 2017 6:06pm CST
2017 – Spoiler alerts The third, best and by far the funniest Thor movie in the Marvel franchise. Many of the films have some injected humour but this is played as outright comedy for much of its length, and it works brilliantly. Thor’s sister, Death, played by Kate Blanchett, hamming it like an ultra-gothic feminized take on Emperor Ming (there are many Flash Gordon moments) is terrific, as is Jeff Goldblum as the sleazy Grandmaster, and clearly enjoying himself immensely. There is a great cameo for Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr Strange who is now so powerful that he really ought to have sorted the who problem of conquered Asgard instead of Thor. The Hulk is used terrifically too, and Mark Grufallo gets some of the best gags when he becomes Bruce Banner. There iss also a great new character Korg, while Tessa Thompson’s Valkeries is possibly a parody of Wonder Woman. The music is very well used with a rousing original score mixed with Led Zepellin’s Imigrant Song and most unexpectedly the Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory song Pure Imagination. Loki’s cod-Shakespearean play has Loki, Thor and Odin played deliberately badly by three other A List Hollywood actors – the whole thing is bordering on Pythonesque at times without failing to be a pretty good highly visual fantasy adventure at the same time. Arthur Chappell
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• Preston, England
@teamfreak16 there are a few of them around - try Deadpool and The Return Of Captain Invincible which has this great song sung by Christopher Lee
I love the cameos of those A listers too That was definitely one of the highlights for me... and the part when Odin and his sons meet up. Valkyries are in the Norse mythology by the way, along with all the lead characters in Thor series.