Nov 022017

The God of Thunder might scare almost everyone with his mighty hammer Miolnir, but this time, Thor isn’t just bestowed with a ton of superpowers but an impeccable sense of humour that will make you love him instantly.

With an amazing cast and perfect comic timing, director Taika Waititi has crafted one of the best Marvel films in recent times. Unlike the first two films which were weighed down with unnecessary drama, this one is happy, fun and most importantly, engaging. You have Thor who refuses to take himself seriously and that’s all you need to enjoy this film.

Plot: The family saga of Thor continues in the third film as Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is being his douchy self and the Asgardians have to deal with a vengeful Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of Death. Her sole motive is to burn Asgard down and turn it into ash. Meanwhile, both the brothers have been banished to some backwards planet which is ruled by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). The only way for Thor to get off of this planet is through brutal combat. And this is where the Hulk comes in. You have all seen the trailers and have a fair idea of what to expect, but let us tell you that the battle between the two heroes is truly awe-inspiring.  

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So sit back and let us tell you why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is the must-watch film this weekend!

A Hilarious, Comic Romp

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From the very first scene, Thor is cracking jokes. Be it dangling in front of a Surtur, the fire demon or fighting the mighty Hulk, he’s got a quick tongue which leaves us in splits. And we thought he was too stubborn to even flex a laughing muscle!

All Hail Taika Waititi

In an excellent move, Waititi has used the narration of the film as a backdrop rather than wrapping the entire film around it.

Trying to bring out the best, he blends the frenetic action from ‘The Avengers’ and some of the humour from ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, proving that you need some sort of creativity if you aim to entertain the viewers.

Thor Has A 21st-Century Sense Of Humour

This is the smartest way anyone has dealt with the character of Thor so far. Despite being a part of the Avengers, he has never really gotten that ‘legendary’ status in the Marvel universe. His fantasy realm doesn’t really excite us nor can he be called Marvel’s best creation. But Taika Waititi did what other directors couldn’t; he tapped into the comedic skills of Chris Hemsworth, thus freeing him of his heavy macho avatar. We totally love this new Thor, by the way!

Witness The Hulk Like Never Before

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For the first time, you get to see Hulk in a way that leaves you slack-jawed. From playing the bestial monster to the mild-mannered Bruce Banner, Mark Ruffalo is absolutely phenomenal. The additional cast is great as well, with the standout being Tessa Thompson who plays Valkyrie.

The Film Has A Few Potholes But It’s Not Enough To Detract From The Overall Story

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Of course, the story has various potholes which leave you with more than a few ifs and buts. You have a superhero, an unavoidable catastrophe, and an evil force that just can’t be killed. The CGI and VFX isn’t as amazing as you’d expect it to be but despite all this ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ gets away with it because of its utterly entertaining script and writing. 

MensXP Verdict: After watching this, we’re totally rooting for the God of Thunder and we bet you will too! Try and catch all the silly names the team come up with when comparing themselves to The Avengers.

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