Marvel hits comedy high with Thor: Ragnarok

I’ve been a follower of the Marvel Cinema Universe since they released Iron Man in 2008 and was lucky enough to see the preview of Thor: Ragnarok.  

Thor: Ragnarok didn’t disappoint and it might even become my new favourite Marvel film overtaking Guardians of the Galaxy.

New Zealand director Taika Waititi made his mark with his signature comedy and wit that we have seen previously in Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows.

Waititi has transformed our usual Marvel movie into a comedy using star Chris Hemsworth’s comedic range that we first saw in Ghostbusters (2016) to deliver a different film than we have previously seen in the Thor films.

With the technicolour and 70 and 80’s soundtrack being a forefront of the film creating a throwback to videogames, thrown in with the kiwi humour from Waititi’s character Korg and ad libs from all cast, I delighted in this new kind of Marvel movie.

Leading the Thor cast are Australia’s Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Cate Blanchett (Hela) who are joined by Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. And even a few more famous faces pop up throughout.

I was glued to my seat the entire time and I can’t wait to see it again!

Thor:Ragnarok is in cinemas from the 26 October.

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!