Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok ★★★½

Thor: Ragnarok represents an advance and at the same time a setback for the MCU, after all, it's been almost 10 years and the fatigue of superheroe films will be more evident if the studio do not dare to take risks.
Ragnarok represents a substantial change for the character and yet remains within the conformity that Marvel has nurtured in recent years. They already know their formula and it seem like they aren't willing to change it.

As I said before, Ragnarok it's very different from its predecessors, now the focus of the story is centered on the adventure and the comedy, an irreverent tone that will divide the fans, after all many of them are expecting something darker and they aren't getting it.

Taika Waititi manages to impose his personality as a filmmaker and in the process he also gives one to Thor who frankly never showed an evolution since we saw him for the first time. It's true that it tries to make him more humorous and it's not a bad thing but let's say that in that department Mark Ruffalo takes away the protagonism when he makes his appearance.

Loki's reappearance is welcomed but unfortunately he feels more collateral than ever before on front of the rest of the characters because those who have the most attention are Thor, Hulk, Valkirie and Hela, played by Cate Blanchett who manages to create a very good villain, although it's due more to the enormous talent of Blanchett than to what the script provides for her.

In the most strict sense, Ragnarok delivers what was asked of it and what it's offering, which is entertainment, a entertainment with action and doses of comedy that will undoubtedly be more than enough for any fan.
The tone, the performances, the story, the production, the score, the effects, everything is first level and as I said it will be enough for anyone who continues enjoying these films without any objections, I'm also a comic book fan and I enjoy this movies a lot, nevertheless I also love movies and I must be analytical in that aspect.

I don't really have arguments to say that Thor: Ragnarok is a bad movie and although it changes the face of the character, it does not change it to the Marvel franchise in general and that honestly as a comic book fan and a movie lover it bothers me, it bothers me when conformism has become the norm instead of the exception.
I'm frustrated that Marvel does not want to innovate anymore and it's sad considering that although they did not bring superheroes to the movies, they do gave them another face, another level and they took a risk when nobody in Hollywood did it with those characters, that's what Marvel should do if they really want to continue for another ten years or beyond.

I judge this film with more fierceness because it's the third MCU film this year and the other two did not move or change the formula at all, considering that we are less than eight months before the premiere of its greatest epic, the project they've been cooking for the last six years, indifference and complacency cannot be accepted as standard.

Thor: Ragnarok is not a disappointment, it's not a bad movie, it's a fun, graceful and entertaining film, it's worth your time and it's even more if you've already have walked all the way of the MCU, it's a solid entrie, superior to its predecessors and I must say that currently it's the second best movie of Phase 3.
Any day, go watch it, you'll have a great time.

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