A Look Into ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and Why it Could be Thor’s Best Outing Yet

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Thor has struggled in the MCU with his movies being rather lackluster or just not as good as other chapters in this film universe and it’s about time that changed. So, will Thor: Ragnarok give Thor the time to shine? Here are my reasons as to why it definitely will!

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A Journey Through the Galaxy!

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The story of Thor Ragnarok is the biggest part of what will make this instalment completely different from the others. Thor and Thor: The Dark World heavily conveyed Thor Odinson’s love for both parts of his life: his love for his home Asgard, and new found love of Earth and Jane Foster. Both of these films also took place on Earth in a substantial way and in doing so in my opinion stopped the films from really showing off what a Thor film actually could be.

They have the universe at their disposal, a massive array of planets, places to visit, and most importantly gods to see. Keeping the god of thunder stuck on Earth for so long hinders a great look into his world. Thor: Ragnarok seems to be changing that for the better by having Earth be in the film in a smaller capacity. The story instead will feature Thor getting rid of Mjolnir his trusted hammer, his home of Asgard, stripping him of his luscious golden locks and throwing him across the galaxy into a gladiator pit where he will meet massive figures from the comics: such as The Grandmaster and Valkyrie.

He will also meet up with The Hulk to hop around the galaxy like a buddy cop film to get Thor’s life back in order and attempting to defeat the villainous Hela. Widening their reach into Thor’s world and getting away from the Earth should hopefully lead Thor: Ragnarok to be a different and hopefully a great film, which Thor deserves.

Different Tone

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The tone of Thor: Ragnarok is a big shake up from the previous instalments with a more out-there and comedic feel, which is getting likened to Guardians of The Galaxy – which is what I think Thor needed. The previous two instalments took themselves a tad too serious. In a world like Thor’s where there is loads of different worlds, people, gods and a galaxy to explore – it should be more out there and wacky than the other films in the MCU and feel like an adventure through space more so than a Shakespearean drama.

This move of taking on more of a “Guardians” feel makes perfect sense to me as he will be moving across the galaxy getting closer and closer to their neck of the woods. The way Taika Waititi and company have taken this movie looks like a fun, crazy thrill ride through the universe that hopefully makes this the best of the trilogy. The film has also taken on a much more classic look, feeling like you are actually looking into a Jack Kirby comic who was one of the best Marvel artist’s that did some incredible stuff with Thor. So seeing that come to life will be an amazing treat for the eyes.

HULK SMASH!!

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Hulk, the green goliath, finally shows up again in the MCU in that gladiator pit of all places (how did that Quinjet get there?). His presence in Thor’s third installment will certainly liven the film up a bit and bring back a great dynamic between these two characters that was a fan favourite in The Avengers. Hulk’s (being one of my favourite Marvel characters) inclusion in the film is a big plus for me and was heightened even more with that shot from the trailer, I mean, come on – gladiator armour on the Hulk? How much cooler can you get?

Hulk appearing in Thor: Ragnarok will also add a certain amount of unpredictability, as with Bruce Banners slight anger problem you never really know what thing will set him off and what he will do in those situations. This aspect being introduced into this film should lead to some great moments between the characters and maybe to some scenes of chaos when the Hulk goes off. Hulks inclusion also brings Sakaar into the mix with some Planet Hulk storyline elements which will be great to see come to life on the big screen.

A Great Villain

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Can I just say that Hela blew me away in the trailer? Her personality, her look especially (that horned helmet), and how powerful she seems when she destroys Mjolnir and leaves Asgard in flames. Hela is on this list because it looks like she will finally give a Thor movie a great villain. Loki was good in the first movie, but not much stakes were felt as it was just brother vs brother. Malekith was severely underutilised and wasted on a great actor like Christopher Eccleston.

Hela being the Asgardian Goddess of Death is a massive step up in the villain category, and she will definitely give Thor a run for his money enough so that Hulk has to get involved. Marvel has had some issue with their villains in the past but are going about changing that. And casting Cate Blanchet, who is amazing as dark mysterious characters, to bring Hela into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a step in the right direction. Hopefully, just hopefully, Hela is a stand out, is as bad a** and powerful as she looks in the trailer, and brings something a Thor movie has been missing….an AMAZING VILLIAN!! 

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So those are the reasons why I think Thor: Ragnarok will be a completely different Thor movie and maybe the best outing he has had in the MCU. I hope Ragnarok is his best film and finally shows what Thor can, and should, be like by giving the character the film he deserves.

What’s your impression of Thor: Ragnarok so far? Do you think it will set itself apart from it’s predecessors? Let’s talk about it in the comments below!


Editor’s Note: This article was written by our new contributor: Kyle Kinnear, a.k.a. Vanquish X. Make sure to show him some love and check out his YouTube channel for more of his content!

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