Whoever the comedic writers for Thor: Ragnarok are, they deserve a huge bonus check! My family and I were front and center to see Thor: Ragnarok last night and let me tell you, I would have paid more to see it (even though I used a discount code).
The movie starts off super funny, and sets the stage for what you are about to experience. When Thor returns to Asgard, he finds his “father” Odin (Anthony Hopkins), but quickly realizes that it is Loki (if you remember Loki transformed into his father at the end of Thor: The Dark World). Once he reveals his true self, they begin the journey to find Odin (who should be where Loki left him). They meet up with an Avenger (won’t say which one) who gives them some insight about the journey they are about to take.
I do not want to give away too much of the plot for my readers that haven’t seen the movie yet. However, I will give my opinion of some of the characters, which are some of the reasons you must see Thor: Ragnarok in theatres! Thor (Chris Hemsworth): Of course he’s sexy, but once he got the haircut, his look was enhanced even more. During this adventure he found the inner strength he had no idea he had. He loves Asgard and proves it. No, I didn’t use this picture because he has his shirt off, I included it so that you could see the haircut). Seriously, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. I feel you needed a clear visual of the haircut. Bruce Banner / Hulk (Mark Ruffalo): Y’all, Hulk was talking and talking in full sentences (well more than usual that is) Can you believe that? Bruce Banner / Hulk was a great addition to the storyline and he showed how far he would go for his friends.
Heimdall (Idris Elba): So glad Idris reprised his role as Heimdall. He showed so much strength and love for his people. He was also really easy on the eyes (just sayin). Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum): So funny and yet so sinister at the same time. I love a funny villain.
Is It A Family Friendly Movie?
Yes, it is perfect for the entire family, but if you have a little one under 5, they would probably enjoy being home with a sitter. There were no fully inappropriate one-liners, except maybe one or two but they were pretty mild.
This is the best Thor yet, in my opinion. I didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was (I did expect a one-liner here and there). Even though it had us hollering (laughing) throughout the movie, they did a great job telling the story, drawing you in and keeping you entertained. The story is about family and the sacrifices we are willing to make and that makes it a winner in my book. My family gives this movie 16 thumbs up (we cheated and included our toes too).
I can not wait for the Avengers: Infinty War!
Until Next Time!