Producer: Kevin Feige
Director: Taika Waititi
Writers:Eric Pearson,Craig Kyle,Christopher Yost
Cast: Chris Hemsworth,Tom Hiddleston,Cate Blanchett,Idris Elba,Jeff Goldblum,Tessa Thompson,Karl Urban,Mark Ruffalo,Anthony Hopkins
Plot: Thor has been scouring the nine realms trying to locate infinity stones having no luck. He has been captured by the fire demon Surtur who reveals to Thor the prophecy of Ragnarok where Surtur will destroy Asgard by placing his crown into Odin’s eternal flame. Surtur also reveals that Odin is no longer in Asgard. Thor escapes taking Surtur’s crown with him in an effort to prevent the Ragnarok prophecy from coming true.
When Thor returns to Asgard he finds Loki, who everyone thought had died, pretending to be Odin. Thor forces Loki to take him to Odin. When they arrive on Earth, because why would Loki hide him any where else, Dr. Strange snatches both of the Asgardians and after he questions Thor about why they are on Earth he sends both Loki and Thor to where Odin is. Once they arrive Odin reveals that he is dying and that his daughter, Hela, whom he has kept imprisoned will be released and that she will destroy the nine realms.
And as Odin dies Hela is released she destroys Thor’s hammer, and chases Thor and Loki as they run back to Asgard she throws both off Bifröst Bridge to die in space. Once she arrives at Asgard she kills the warriors three and enslaves the population by ressurecting the dead warriors that once followed her along with Fenris the giant wolf she rode into battle.
Thor has not perished in space but has tumbled through a wormhole to land in a junkyard planet where he is captured by a drunken scrapper who takes him to become a gladiator in the Grandmaster’s games. There he finds that the champion of the games is none other than the Hulk and that Loki has been there weeks before he arrived.
And go see the movie if you want to know how it ends.
This was a very enjoyable movie much better than the second movie, there was quite a bit of humor and slapstick mostly with Thor and Loki. The only complaint that I heard from a person who also watched it was that it lacked emotional depth. After all Thor had just lost both his father and the source of his power and there didn’t seem to be hardly anything in the movie that examined this aspect. And I think that is a valid point.
Yet despite that most would say that this is an enjoyable movie and I would agree with that evaluation. I don’t know that I would see it twice but I definitely would spend a matinee price to see it.
Lots of violence, so keep that in mind, and Hulk naked, rear view which really didn’t need to be there. I am giving this three stars out of five.