Thor: Ragnarok Defeats Box Office

Words: Julia Stitely

After the success of Spider-Man Homecoming, Marvel fans had high expectations for the next movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. Thor: Ragnarok was not on anyone’s radar. The two previous movies in the series had mixed reviews from fans and critics. The series wasn’t a standout compared to other movies from Marvel Studios. That was until the third installment came and blew everyone away. What makes this the best reviewed superhero movie ever?

What most viewers are praising in the movie is the humor. Marvel is known for its comedic aspect, but it became more dominant in the recent installment. Most of the lines are on the humorous side. They all land perfectly due to the actors’ comedic timing and great improve which makes the movie a lot of fun to watch.

The actors, new and old, are fantastic. Chris Hemsworth brings a new flair and development to his character of Thor. Tom Hiddleston returns in his role as Loki, Thor’s trickster brother. The brotherly relationship creates many comedic bickering between each other, and with addition of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie adds more great dialogue and scenes to the movie. Hela, the evil villain, played by Cate Blanchett, is a good role, well acted but has the same criticisms as other Marvel villains. She is underdeveloped and is just there to be the baddy that Thor fights.

Having different tones could also cause an imbalance in the film. There could be one serious scene and randomly, there is a laugh in there that destroys the emotional tone. One scene could have the death of civilians, but then the villain would make the joke.

Even though there isn’t a balance of serious and comedy, the movie is a load of fun with beautiful visuals, great performances, and great jokes. The movie is being played in theaters everywhere. If you are free anytime, make sure to make your way to the theatre for another great Marvel movie.

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