Is Thor Ragnarok Marvel’s Best Film To Date?

Is Thor Ragnarok Marvel’s Best Film To Date?

With a cast full of starts and a refreshed sense of humor thanks to director Taika Waititi, Thor’s third solo act isn’t just his best—it perhaps is Marvel’s best, too. Marvel movies, generally speaking, stink. Since 2008, Disney has churned out sixteen unambitious, bland movies that have ranged in quality from “totally serviceable” (the Captain America series) to “totally garbage” (Iron Man 2), with maybe an exception for the two Guardians of the Galaxy titles. There’s nothing worse than hearing someone…

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Thor Ragnarok – Thor is finally a hero worth cheering for

Thor Ragnarok – Thor is finally a hero worth cheering for

It’s the very first Thor entry that will make you want to see more of Thor. Thor is Marvel’s silliest franchise — but traditionally, it’s also been the studio’s least fun franchise. In the first film (2011), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) couldn’t stop acting like a boy gone wild, so he was sent away from his home, Asgard and had to learn how to be a man worthy of his mighty power. In the second movie, Thor: The Dark World (2013), Thor…

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Thor Ragnarok Is More like an Approximation of Fun Than the Real Deal

Thor Ragnarok Is More like an Approximation of Fun Than the Real Deal

Thor is one of the more ridiculous Marvel superheroes, which also makes him one of the best. You don’t need to have multiple generations’ worth of superhero mythology under your belt to comprehend this God of Thunder with a hearty appetite for beer and a bodybuilder’s brawn; it’s permissible to just like him. Since Chris Hemsworth has played him — first in Kenneth Branagh’s insane 2011 operatic dazzler Thor and one more round in Alan Taylor’s much…

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Thor Ragnarok Breaks Marvel’s Rules With Delight

Thor Ragnarok Breaks Marvel’s Rules With Delight

I am largely indifferent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I haven’t seen Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 or Spider-Man Homecoming and I’m in no rush to do so. I could care less about Infinity Stones, and those Stan Lee guest starring make me cringe so hard. If you share my feelings about the massively successful superhero franchise, you might be surprised to learn you’ll greatly enjoy Thor Ragnarok. Meanwhile, hardcore fans of the series will definitely…

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Thor Ragnarok nails it as it leans into laughs and weird moments more than any other Marvel film

Thor Ragnarok nails it as it leans into laughs and weird moments more than any other Marvel film

Warning:  spoilers ahead. It seems after two Thor movies, Marvel decided to do a huge pivot in tone for its third, and thank goodness Thor Ragnarok did. I’m not saying that Thor (2011) and Thor The Dark World (2013) aren’t good — they just aren’t the best Marvel films, but they are surely watchable — but we all needed a change from the super-serious family drama spinning around the son of Odin. Enter filmmaker Taika…

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Thor Ragnarok is a Marvel entry that doesn’t like to play by Marvel rules.

Thor Ragnarok is a Marvel entry that doesn’t like to play by Marvel rules.

One of the more valid criticisms leveled against Marvel’s films is that for all its claims of being filmmaker-led and tonally diverse, they’re increasingly unimaginative productions. Slick action flicks, a smashing of Whedon-esque quips and the occasional fan-servicing guest starring are all staples of any film with the Marvel logo, and while that formula might prevent another (relative) let-down like Thor: The Dark World, it also robs audiences of the chance to be truly amazed. Enter Thor…

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Thor Ragnarok Is Hela Interesting – Movie Review

Thor Ragnarok Is Hela Interesting – Movie Review

Thor, The God of Thunder removes the powerful hammer from his backside and drops his stodgy pretentions in favor of experiencing a good time. It’s ironic that Paul Feig’s decidedly unfunny Ghostbusters reboot is partially responsible for Marvel’s uproarious Thor Ragnarok. Feig’s encouragement of countless improvisation clearly helped Chris Hemsworth form up confidence in his comedic timing. These newfound comedy chops, along with Taika Waititi’s assured direction and a delightfully irreverent script make Thor Ragnarok movie one of the best…

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Movie Review Cardboard Gangsters – Part 2

Movie Review Cardboard Gangsters – Part 2

Let’s pick up what we left off from the last entry with our part 2 of Cardboard Gangsters. The Gang of Four Failure of plot happen with the four. They portray types frequently visited. Jay is the quiet leader and decisive one. He acts after a sharp intake of nitrate polluted air when crucial decisions have to be made.  His reactions always are swift.  There is his sidekick, Dano – Fionn Walton, who is a…

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