Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok ★★★★½

After a rewatch, I still think Thor: Ragnarok is my favorite of the Marvel franchise. It features one of my favorite actors, Mark Ruffalo, in a prominent enough role that Hulk could have easily titled this entry. I'm also a fan of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and their star power shines through. The comedic approach to this entry is a breath of fresh air, and the soundtrack is one of the best in the series.

However, the poor editing really stuck out to me this time through. There are so many bland reaction shots that cut to intense battle sequences. It's almost as if they shot the whole movie in a giant facility, and they had to creatively CGI around all the issues that choice creates. Even worse, there are a few instances you can actively feel the editor cutting around the R-rating; you never actually see swords or spears go into anyone! It's bizarre. I still love it. I still think it's a 4.5-star film, but there is a crack in the armor that never stood out before.

I'm ready for Love and Thunder; in Waititi I trust.

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