So, I just watched Thor: Ragnarok, and man do I have some things to say. Okay I don’t have that many things to say but I did say “some”, and not “a lot of”, so here are just a few things, I guess. Taika Waititi – The writer/director/actor of “What We Do in the Shadows” along with Jemaine Clement – is the director of this film and man, it shows. Like, in the best way possible. The film doesn’t take itself as seriously as many of the projects that’s come out of Marvel Studios but what it does really well is it entertains. The film is presented to the viewer much like a comic would be, with quip after quip, and is, as many have pointed out, surprisingly funny. I’ll admit that I wasn’t laughing out loud throughout, (though I definitely did at times) but I appreciated the humour all the same. There were also a lot of small callbacks to previous Marvel movies that reward long-time viewers, which tends to delight me.
Humour wasn’t the only thing the film had working for it; the action sequences are still everything we have come to expect from a Marvel project, with some truly amazing shots following Thor’s Hammer, flying through the air while the background is out of focus, but visible. The 3D probably makes those kinds of shots all the more impressive.
Speaking of Impressive, Can we talk about THE FRIGGIN COSTUME DESIGN? The designer should get an Oscar for Cate Blanchett’s outfit alone, cuz DAY-UM. By the way I’m definitely Team Hela, if anyone is curious.
Photo from IMDb, © 2017 – Disney/Marvel
^See What I mean? Look at all the gloriousness.
I also loved Jeff Goldblum’s character, The Grandmaster. He’s always good obviously, but I’m seriously ready for that standalone “Grandmaster” movie. C’mon Marvel, you can do it. put it in phase 7 or whatever the next phase you’re currently formulating is.
Anyway, That’s about enough from me. I’m tired, the movie was good, and that’s my take.