Thor Ragnarok: Revengers

Who needs the Avengers when you got the Revengers?

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) heard about Ragnarok, aka the end of Asgard, and headed back home to store the crown of Surtur in his basement. Only to find Loki (Tom Hiddleston) posing as Odin and glorifying himself in performing arts and a giant statue. He was also unhappy with Heimdall (Idris Elba) being on the run, and that his replacement, Skurge (Karl Urban… why?!), was just a show off who could not deliver.

Demanding Loki to tell him where Odin was, Thor dragged his brother to Earth. There, Loki was captured by Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who took Thor around his library in swishes. The brothers were then sent to Odin by Strange, and they got to hear Odin’s confession.

That they had an older sister, the goddess of death, Hela (Cate Blanchett….why?). She was locked away by Odin when he realized that she had grown too greedy and power hungry. However, the moment he died, Hela would return to claim Asgard. Then seconds later, Odin disappeared and left his sons to deal with Hela.

Who came out of nowhere to tell her brothers that they had to kneel in front of her, like how Daenerys told Jon to bend the knee. She destroyed Mjolnir, shocking both Thor and Loki, showing that she was much more powerful than her brothers.

Despite Odin’s warning the boys that Hela’s source of power was Asgard, Loki ordered to be returned back to Asgard and accidentally got Hela transported all the way back to Asgard. Meanwhile, Loki and Thor ended up on a different planet, Sakaar, the people liked watching people fight each other gladiator style.

Loki became a trusted person to the man in charge, the grandmaster, and Thor became a contender who had to buy his freedom with a victory against the most brutal fighter.

As it turned out, the strongest fighter Thor had to face was Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). After getting beaten up badly by Hulk, Thor got his thunder power and beat our favorite green guy.

When Thor tried to reason with Hulk, he realized that Banner was almost gone. Then he earned Hulk’s trust to recruit another Asgardian, a Valkyrie (Tess Thompson) who captured and sold Thor to the grandmaster, to fight Hela with him. Thor decided to call the three of them the Revengers.

When Loki tried to betray him again, Thor left him on Sakaar and went back to Asgard with Hulk, now Banner again, and Valkyrie.

Meanwhile, Heimdall was busy saving people left and right from Hela, at the same time, informing Thor what was going on on Asgard.

Then as the final battle began, Loki arrived with an army and a ship, ready to fight alongside his brother.

This movie was ridiculously crowded. It was as if they were writing the story, going, “What else can we include?” And never stopping at one idea.

So many characters were involved. We got few new characters with different storylines, and I could not care less. My main focus rested with my main boys: Thor, Loki, Banner, and Heimdall. Apart from them, nada. I could not care less if Valkyrie died or if Skurge died. I couldn’t care less about Strange, whose presence felt a bit out of place.

A lot of things were happening that I couldn’t decide what was important and what wasn’t. I tried to be invested in one part, and before I got the chance to be interested, something else happened.

And I felt like the movie tried hard to be funny. It was funny, there were a lot of moments when I found myself going “Haha that’s kinda funny,” but the jokes were repeated so much that I had to force myself to laugh after awhile.

I wanted to love this movie. So much. I had waited for so long for this movie to come out, and even though I enjoyed it a lot, I still expected a lot more.

Oh, and I am not going to comment on the cgi. Nope.

I do like Valkyrie, I’ll admit that, because she’s cool. But then again, I wouldn’t mind if she died either. Oh, and killing off Zachary Levi was NOT okay!

Thor Ragnarok is a 7/10 from me. Do watch it and have fun. It’s got fun music, funny dialogues, and Hulk.

 

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