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Review - Thor

Pepper - November


Thor: Ragnarok is the third Marvel Cinematic Universe film this year to have made more than $100 million worldwide at the box office during its opening weekend. It’s the best Marvel film so far, and the funniest of the comic book movies, with 2017’s New Zealander of the Year, bold and witty Taika Waititi in the director’s chair. His offbeat sense of humour pervades the film, yet we don’t lose any of the poignancy in moments such as those between Thor and Loki, and their father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins).Luke Hemsworth, Matt Damon and Sam Neil appear together in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek scene,and Cate Blanchett is magnificent as the evil older sister Hela, Goddess of Death. But it’s Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) driving the film and giving us the opportunity to escape our real lives to immerse ourselves in a brightly coloured, boldly envisioned, chaotic cosmic world that sets us up for Marvel’s next offering, Avengers: Infinity War.