Thor: Ragnarok, 93%, A, 4.5 Stars
Except for Thor’s character arc, this one ragnaroks all the way!
The plot’s very poetic and well paced. It opens with Thor seeming to prevent Ragnarok and ends with him causing it to save what really matters: the people. My only complaint is that it was a bit sudden for Hela to pop up, but everything else made sense.
Thor’s journey is not as relatable as his first movie’s story. I’m sorry, but you just can’t replicate the magic of Thor’s humility journey. I complain because he said that saving the people was what mattered early on, and he didn’t have an epiphany of it being the people after thinking it was the place, or if it was, it didn’t come across that way.
In other character areas, Hulk’s journey continued and really showed how the dynamic between Hulk and Banner works as more than just insane rage monster and mild mannered scientist. Hela was a great presence, but again, her showing up as Thor’s sister he’d never heard of was sudden.
The visual effects had amazing CGI and great Hulk VFX, but it didn’t blend with the real elements that well. I could just tell fake green screens and CGI was obvious when contrasted to practical effects. It all added to the weirdness, but there’s only so much CGI one can take.
Mark Mothersbaugh crafts an amazing soundtrack that ragnaroks the scenes it’s used in like a hurricane.
The humor is a little misplaced in places, but for the most part, the humor and language are consistently well done.
This Thor movie is just the, and it starts with a B, third one! No, that doesn’t start with a B, best, I was gonna say best.
-Visual Believability 8/10
-Purposeful Content 9/10
-Emotional Resonance 10/10
-Appropriate Use 10/10
-Appropriate Humor 9/10
-Appropriate Cursing 10/10