rebecca’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ok so I will admit, I am one of the few people that really enjoyed Thor and Thor: The Dark World, but after seeing Thor: Ragnarok, I don’t think I will be able to defend the first two Thor movies ever again. There are no more excuses, Thor: Ragnarok is the true epitome of what a Thor movie should be.
Taika Waititi is the man we have to thank for this spectacular film. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Taika Waititi is a visionary director that deserves all the projects he is going to be offered after Thor: Ragnarok. I didn’t realize this until the other day, but dare I say that Waititi is an auteur! His distinct sense of humor makes it’s way into all his films, including Thor: Ragnarok.
Wait, isn’t Ragnarok the end of the world? Why is there so much comedy? This is what I’ve been hearing ever since Thor: Ragnarok came out. Well let me tell you, after hearing this complaint, I thought I was going to be given an overbearing amount of Taika’s comedic talent. Instead, I received the perfect blend of comedy and drama. The comedy also did not distract from the main story.
These elements that I’ve talked about so far are all fantastic, but what really makes a movie for me is the characters. The entire cast did amazing with their characters! Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo made outstanding returns as the characters we all know and love. The new additions to the cast were also brilliant. Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie was everything I want to be, Taika Waititi stole the entire show as the hilarious Korg, and Jeff Goldblum was… well Jeff Goldblum! I hate to say this, but Cate Blanchett didn’t stand out to me at all.
As a huge Marvel fan, I really hate to say this, but I have been feeling a fatigue lately from the MCU films. After Spider-man: Homecoming, I was extremely disappointed. Now, Marvel has me back in the position to suck me into Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War next year. I really can’t say this enough, but I hope that Waititi lands the Akira gig and directs another Marvel movie. He truly deserves all the recognition that he is gaining from being a creative director in a world ruled by sticking to the books. Dare I say it, but Thor: Ragnarok is the best film in the MCU!