‘Thor: Ragnarok A Fantastic, Super Hilarious Ride Through the Galaxy


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In my opinion ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ directed brilliantly by Taika Waititi is by far the best super hero film ever made. It’s certainly the funniest. There was probably three scenes where I didn’t laugh out loud.

Briefly here’s the plot without ‘spoilers’ First thing you need to know if you haven’t read the comics, Ragnarok is the apocalypse that will destroy the mythical realm of Thor’s home world, Asgard along with all the Asgardians.

When the film opens, Thor (Chris Hemsworth)  is chatting with the giant fire demon. Surtur  He’s cracking jokes while Surtur is threatening to destroy everything in his path. Thor does pay attention, when the big scary giant demon tells him that his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddelston) is alive and has been impersonating his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) who he’s imprisioned in Norway of all places.

Thor returns to Asgard and exposes Loki’s deception before taking him to Earth to recover their father. The pair land in New York where they hook up with Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) who is kind enough to transport them to Norway.

When they find daddy, he tells them that they have an older sister named Hela, aka the Goddess of Death, (the fabulous over the top Cate Blanchett) who has broken out of prison and is on her way to conquer Asgard and the Nine Realms. The only way to stop her is by stealing the sword that controls the Bifrost. In the meantime they have to evacuate the citizens of Asgard. Good thing they have help from Idris Elba.

Unfortunately before they can get the sword, Thor and Loki crash-land on the planet of Sakaar ruled by a dude known as the Grand Master (the funny campy, Jeff Goldblum) Thor winds up being captured by the last remaining Valkyrie turned bounty hunter, (Tessa Thompson) while Loki gets away.

On the planet Thor finds out that Loki has ingratiated himself with the Grand Master, while he is forced to compete in a Gladiatorial contest of Champions. He’s told the current champion has never been beaten. However, a big smile appears on Thor’s face when he sees the man he’s going to fight. It’s his old friend the Hulk, aka  Bruce Banner (Mark Rufflo.)

So from here, Thor has to get the Hulk to transform back to Bruce Banner, escape the planet, kill Hela and basically save the world. There’s so much that goes on and I have to say every scene is exciting, filled with incredible CGI, and as I mentioned, over the top funny. This film is a must see. I saw it in 3D and highly recommend you do the same.

‘Thor: Ragnorot written by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost opens in theaters November 3rd 2017. I suggest you buy your tickets immediately.






Joan Alperin

About Joan Alperin

Joan was born in Brooklyn and spent many years working as an actress in New York City. Even though she traveled extensively, Joan couldn't imagine living anywhere else.. Well one day, she met someone at a party who regaled her with stories about living in L. A. specifically Topanga Canyon. A few weeks later she found herself on an airplane bound for Los Angeles. Joan immediately fell in love with the town and has been living here for the last twenty years and yes, she even made it to Topanga Canyon, where she now resides, surrounded by nature, deer, owls and all kinds of extraordinary alien creatures.. Joan continued acting, but for the last several years (besides reviewing plays and film) she has been writing screenplays. Joan was married to a filmmaker who created the cult classic films, (way before she knew him) Faces of Death. As a result of his huge following, they created a funny movie review show entitled Two Jews on Film, where Joan and her husband, John would review movies and rate them with bagels You can see their reviews by going to youtube.com/twojewsonfilm. Although it's now only one Jew - Joan is occasionally joined by her beautiful Pekingnese and Japanese Chin.
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5 Responses to ‘Thor: Ragnarok A Fantastic, Super Hilarious Ride Through the Galaxy

  1. Great review ordering our tickets today !

  2. Susan Penn says:

    Love your review! Just enough to entice me to go see Thor:Ragonot!

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