Thor Ragnarok is by far the best Thor film and one of the best MCU films they have released. Taika Waititi was able to make the movie he wanted to and he brought a lot of and light and fun to this series, but also had serious implications on the MCU and the upcoming films. This film pulls a lot from two big comic book storylines first Simonson’s Ragnarok run and also the Planet Hulk Storyline. In a world where films either run away from being comic bookie i.e Logan or diving head first into it like Captain America; Civil War, Thor Ragnarok takes the latter approach and embraces the silliness and fantastical aspects of comic books.
This film introduced two powerful and important female comic book characters in Hela and Valkyrie. Hela is the first woman Villain in the MCU and she might have been the most powerful and destructive villain we have seen so far. Cate Blanchett was fantastic in the role and brought real menace along with some clever and well timed comedy to fit the theme of the movie. Tessa Thompson who became one of my favorite actresses when I saw her in Creed really switched up the wondering drunk troupe which is usually set aside for a male character and brought so much more to that construct. The chemistry between Valkyrie and Thor and Valkyrie and Hulk was amazing and I think they are setting something up bigger for her in the future. This film also gave us one of the funniest and best fight scenes when Hulk and Thor battled for Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster character. There is also a great after credit scene that really sets up Avengers: Infinity War. All in all this was such an enjoyable and action packed film with a great color palette and fantastic soundtrack. This is a must see film and I can’t wait to see what happens next with Thor.