2017 **1/2 130 mins.
Thor: Ragnarok is the most ridiculous Marvel Studios film I've seen yet, and that's saying something. It's no secret that I'm not a big fan of the Marvel Universe, but I did enjoy the first two Thor films to a point. Even Ragnarok has its moments, but the whole film is uneven and mediocre at best. It feels just as sloppy as Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 Cate Blanchett is awesome as Hela, though, Odin's first-born, who has come to wreak havoc on the world and Asgard. Tessa Thompson is a pleasure on the eyes and brings some much-needed sanity to this crazy film, as Valkyrie. Tom Hiddleston is great, as always, as Loki, but the inclusion of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) just adds to the ridiculousness. Not to mention Jeff Goldblum's appearance and attitude throughout the film. He just feels like he's there, but he's not there, if you can understand what I'm talking about. He's comical, but he's also lackadaisical. This is a mess of a movie that only true Marvel fans will like.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Digital)
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive material.
Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle & Christopher L. Yost