It’s been 10 years since the world was first introduced to the Marvel Universe. To be honest that doesn’t seem a very long to me. In that time, we have had 18 movies released in total. Thor The Dark World what was released in 2013 is at the bottom of that list according to Esquire Magazine. I feel rather spoilt when it comes to Marvel movies because as much as I have enjoyed them I haven’t really fallen in love with them as much as some of the other movies I have grown up with. This is a good thing for me because I can tell you how many months away we are from Star Wars Solo and Episode 9. I could also tell you how long we had to wait for a Blade Runner sequel. All is suddenly great with the world when you get those movies but when you have to wait, well it’s a bit of a pain in the arse, I am sure anybody who enjoys their fandom knows exactly what I mean. From the day Disney bought Lucasfilm to the opening of The Force Awakens, that was one massive pain in the arse. Don’t get me wrong because there is not one movie released by Marvel I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. The word I have seen used on many occasions over the last few months is superhero fatigue? to be honest I think the MCU hasn’t even got started yet. Thor Ragnarok which is available on home release this week has certainly proved that point very well.
So, I’m already starting to get a headache thinking the best way possible to try and explain what this film is about to you. it’s the normal superhero stuff you know, Thor is looking for the infinity stones and then meets a nice chap called Surtur. Surtur tells him about the prophesied Ragnarok which will bring Asgard to an end superhero kind of stuff. Chris Hemsworth really surprised me as Thor and he didn’t seem to get much wrong in this movie Also the character getting a haircut certainly help bring the God of Thunder up to date. I think the Thor we get in this movie is the best to date. I try to keep these reviews as honest as possible and the way I see the story unfold. To be honest with you I don’t care much about the main plot stories in the MCU; hence, I like the characters and the special effects a lot more. Hulk for me has never been the same since we had the original TV show in the 70s but I really enjoyed his part and he came across as quite charming if not a little thick, but I guess that is funny. Mark Ruffalo as David Banner also surprised me at just how good he was. By the way, I can’t actually remember anything about their portrayal of these characters in the previous movies, so I can’t say if they were good then or not? I will though remember them in this film so I guess not is the answer.
There are some things I do like about this movie which I would like to talk about. The first thing that hits me about the movie is the style of it. It’s hard to try to track it down to one influence because there are so many, Flash Gordon, Tron and maybe some 80s vibes mixed with early 90s Techno Rave Music. This is a little different from Dark World. Primary colours seem to play a big part in this movie and they work very well. This makes me think that with these colours, mixed in with other symbols within the movie makes this almost feels like a computer game you could only play on a Sinclair Spectrum 48k.
This film is quite witty, not hilarious but just right kind laughter I enjoy and it works really well in this movie. You can only talk about Infinity Stones, Nine Realms, and Eternal Flames for a short while before I start losing interest. There are some really good one-liners and I really want to tell you them all because they are real funny. I will only tell you one though to whet your appetite and that is Shake Weight, your welcome. The characters and the relationships work extremely well, Thor’s friendship with the Hulk and then David Banner is a thing of beauty. This is a MCU film and you know they are going to give you the best actors available. And finally, I would like to thank Geroge Lucas for creating Industrial Light and Magic! The green screen used in those first Star Wars Prequel movies are really starting to look fantastic in these later movies, the Ships and the Garbage Planet looked real and Surtur’s teeth actually looked glowing Embers, you can’t anymore bling than that.
Well how much do I like this film? I will give it 9/10 just because I’m still not sold on the whole universe yet but you know what . . . . . I am starting to get a lot more interested in what comes next? Earlier I said it had been 10 years since the MCU hit the cinema and some people are now mentioning superhero fatigue? well I personally think people want this universe more than ever because even novices like me on the MCU are becoming more interested. I may even start checking how long it is before the newly anticiapted Avengers movie is released. Great film and worth a watch for anybody, well thanks and I guess there is only one way to finish this review . . . . . .
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