The third superhero movie of the year is here in the form of Thor Ragnarok after the success of Guardians of the Galaxy II and Spider-Man: Homecoming by Marvel and Disney. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett, this flick is directed by Taika Waititi and is the third one in the Thor series. Does the film manage to entertain? Read on to find out what critics have to say…Also Read - Chris Hemsworth Shares Rare Family Picture With His Dad, Fans Call It 'Thor and Odin'
The review of Thor Ragnarok by Empire Online states, “Like a cosmic fever dream, Ragnarok is a disorientating cocktail of riotous colour and batty antics that seem almost unreal after the fact. Try to fit it into an established mould at your peril, but roll with this and you’ll discover not only a top-tier addition to the MCU, but one of the most flat-out enjoyable comedies of the year.” Also Read - Loki Episode 4 Review: Loki Borrows Hell Loop From Lucifer, The Time Keepers May Disappoint You A Little
The New York Times in its review said, “As a storyteller, the director Taika Waititi (“Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) has a charmingly idiosyncratic human touch and a gift for turning goofiness and gab into personality. That gift is first evident here in the intimate huddles between Thor and whoever happens to be within chatting (or shouting) distance. ” Also Read - Loki Episode 3 Review: No Major Development In Plot May Disappoint You, But Lady Loki-God of Mischief's Chemistry Balances It AllM
According to The Hindu, “It’s been hard to think about a superhero film outdoing Wonder Woman that released earlier this year. But Taititi’s Thor hammered at it and raised the bar not just for Marvel’s films but for the genre in general. Thor’s interaction with Hulk anchors the film’s comedy. Their love-hate relationship and camaraderie are split inducing. Another unexpected highlight is Loki who’s as sneaky as ever, but this time, his evil blunted and instead he’s never been more endearing.”
In their review of Thor Ragnarok, Hindustan Times stated, “To express our eternal gratitude, we can all kneel at the feet of director Taika Waititi and pledge our undying allegiance to his genius. As charming as Chris Hemsworth is in the title role, a scoundrel cousin to the versions of Thor he’s played before, and as venomously over-the-top Cate Blanchett is as Hela, the Goddess of Death; Taika Waititi is the star of the show.”
As per the Chicago Tribune, “There’s more than a whiff of “Guardians of the Galaxy” to Waititi’s comic burlesque. The serious/serious/funny rhythms relate also to Edgar Wright’s parodic work. With a budget of this size, though, and studio stockholders breathing down its neck, “Thor: Ragnarok” eventually caves into a climax or three of profoundly uninteresting “excitement.” The movie wages an internal struggle between the loopy, Hope & Crosby “Road to Sakaar” vibe and protracted scenes of destruction and death. “