Well, what can we say about this film really? There really is no proper introduction in terms of the MCU because it’s already been done. Every MCU film is both a continuity and anchor for a new story line in the series. For Thor: Ragnarok, it’s the latter.
Thor: Ragnarok takes place two years after Avengers: Age of Ultron. Thor must escape the planet Sakaar, ruled by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). While on Sakaar he reunites with the Hulk and creates a new team, The Revengers, in an attempt to challenge and defeat Hela (Cate Blanchett) and save Asgard and his people.
Upon watching Thor: Ragnarok, we see that it is not as dark as it’s predecessor; it’s more fun, funny and light hearted while still trying to portray a sense of seriousness. It’s almost as light hearted as Spider-Man: Homecoming while the silly banter is on par with Guardians of the Galaxy; the jokes are fun, witty, well timed and not too cliche.
However as aforementioned the story still projects a sense of urgency and seriousness while becoming the anchor for the Avengers: Infinity War story line that will hit theaters next year. There is strife, chaos and even friendship at stake in the film that creates the conflict in the story.
The visuals and CGI are excellent; I think that when it comes to a Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok is the best in the series. The CGI rendering is almost flawless and very fluid through each scene transition. And the maturity of the characters, specifically the Hulk, is very energizing and makes us crave more from the characters.
When it comes to Marvel and Disney, it goes to show that they truly know what they are doing after intertwining a story line that has spanned across ten years of films. Thor: Ragnarok is a breath of fresh air, witty, funny but also stays true to the comic lore and is also an excellent stepping stone to jump start Avengers: Infinity War and project the series to new heights for the future.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters worldwide November 3rd.