The latest instalment of the Thor movie series, Thor: Ragnarok, sees the eponymous hero (again portrayed by Chris Hemsworth) face possibly his greatest challenge yet. Imprisoned halfway across the universe, he faces a race against time to save Asgard – his homeland – from an impending apocalypse, created by Thor (and Loki’s) sister, Hela (played by Cate Blanchett), also known as the Goddess of Death.
Humour played a large role in this film, which made the viewing experience better and more enjoyable. It made the viewer engage more with the characters, particularly Thor, who uses humour regularly. The two brothers also feed off each other very well, the whole concept of brotherly love is incredibly apparent throughout the film. In particular, the viewer is made to warm to Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, as the film goes on.
The whole ‘silliness’ throughout the film makes it very unique, as it is hard to think of another Marvel that has had humour at the forefront. And it is satisfying because although they are fictional superheroes at the end of the day, bringing a bit of personality to Thor, Hulk and co. makes the film better.
What the film also does very well is that the beginning and end of the film tie up perfectly. And more than that, it flips it on its head. I’m not going to spoil it for anyone that wants to see it, but you’ll know exactly what I mean if you do go and see it.
I wasn’t expecting too much from the film if I’m honest – I’m not a massive Thor fan (Captain America is where it’s at). But it certainly exceeded my expectations, and I’m now very much looking forward to seeing Thor, Banner and co. return next year for Avengers: Infinity War.