This experience was all thanks to Marvel Studios and Disney, but the opinions are 100% my own.
To say I was excited to walk the red carpet at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and see the film before many others is an understatement. I had been waiting a long time for this movie to come out. Taika Waititi is one of my favorite directions and I was dying to see what he was going to do with this film. When you are looking forward to a movie this much, there is a lot of potential for disappointment. I had a feeling it was going to be fantastic and if my expectations were not met, I was not going to be happy with it. Well, they weren’t met – they were exceeded. Here is my spoiler-free Thor: Ragnarok review – and why you need to see it opening weekend (November 3rd)!
I am going to start this section off my saying that Thor: Ragnarok reminded me very much of Guardians of the Galaxy. In case you know nothing about me – that is a HUGE compliment coming from me. The Guardians are pretty much my favorite team in the Marvel universe – comics and cinematic. I even have a sleeve tattoo of their faces. So yeah, saying this movie reminded me of the Guardians means I like it. A lot.
I already knew how brilliant and funny Taika Waititi is, but this movie really solidified that for me. He not only directs Thor: Ragnarok, but he plays Korg in it. And it isn’t like Korg has just one quick scene and that is it. He actually shows up a few times – and steals each scene he is in. Korg is HILARIOUS. I can’t even think about this character without giggling to myself. The best part? During our interview (coming soon!), Taika said all of Korg’s lines were improvised. ALL OF THEM!
Korg is not the only character with some humor – they all are. Loki, Thor, Hulk, The Grandmaster – we see humor from all of them. But not the corny, it gets really old, type of humor that I know some people are afraid of. It fits. I promise you, it works. Thor: Ragnarok is the perfect combination of humor and action. This is NOT a comedy, like so many fear. There are some pretty epic battle scenes that I cannot wait to watch again. Yes, Taika has made sure you will be laughing quite a bit, but you will also be blown away by the fights. I was sucked in to the screen, and even afraid to blink at times. I did not want to miss anything. Those who love action, will be pleased.
As you can tell by the movie posters, there is a lot of color in this movie. But it is more than just that. The visuals are stunning – there are a few specific scenes that come to mind immediately. As you probably know, I refuse to give anything close to a spoiler in my reviews. So let me just say there is one battle scene in particular, involving Hela, where it goes into slow motion. I would do just about anything for a painting of that still for my office. Pure brilliance. There is no other way to describe it.
It is no secret that this is a stellar cast. They are all veterans and know their craft well. You have Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum – I mean, the list goes on and on. But what is truly great about Thor: Ragnarok, is the way that they interact with each other. I had someone ask me who my favorite was in the film and I honestly cannot narrow it down. Each actor brought something to the table in this film, and I am not sure it would be the same without all of them.
There is a lot of brotherly love between Loki and Thor, and the friendship between Hulk & Thor (and Banner and Thor) gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Not to mention how badass the girls (Hela, Valkyrie, & Topaz) are and how much I just LOVED Skurge. He provides some comic relief early on you are SURE to love!
Another #Marvel World Premiere is in the books for me! What a whirlwind experience! Every carpet is different, but all are equally as exciting! I could have never dreamed that I would have these opportunities when starting my blog just 3 short years ago. #ThorRagnarok hits theaters on November 3rd and I recommend seeing it opening weekend. The visuals are stunning, the music is spot on, and it is the perfect mix of humor and action! Very Guardians-esque and coming from me, that is a huge compliment! Stay tuned to MamasGeeky.com over the next few weeks for interviews with the cast & filmmakers, the hottest #Thor toys, and more! 📸 Thanks for snapping this perfect pic of me @joyceduboise! 📸 #ThorRagnarokEvent #Hulk #Hela #Loki #redcarpet #worldpremiere #MarvelGirl #MarvelFan #GeekGirl #MCU #MarvelStudios #MarvelTattoo #GotG #GotGVol2 #GuardiansoftheGalaxy #MarvelBlogger #MamasGeeky
In conclusion, avoid spoilers like the plague and go see this movie opening weekend. I don’t want even one bit of it to be ruined for you. Get ready to be amazed by the visuals, to have your heart pounding during battle scenes, and to laugh your butt off. Oh, and be sure to stay through ALL the credits. Guys, it is Marvel, I really shouldn’t have to tell you this. There are 2 end credit scenes and you don’t want to miss either one!
Thor: Ragnarok is hands down my second favorite film of the year (nothing can top Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and I highly recommend it for just about anyone. You don’t need to be a fan of Marvel Comics, or even Marvel Movies, to see this one (but seriously how could you not be?). Don’t be the only one who hasn’t seen Thor: Ragnarok – check out in theaters November 3rd!
About Thor: Ragnarok
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, 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 – is the destruction of his homeworld 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!
THOR: RAGNAROK OPENS IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 3RD!
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