Thor: Ragnarok

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe 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 a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

  • Released: 2017-10-24
  • Runtime: 131 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Clancy Brown, Tadanobu Asano, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Stan Lee, Georgia Blizzard, Amali Golden, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill, Matt Damon, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashley Ricardo, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Taylor Hemsworth, Cohen Holloway, Alia Seror-O'Neill, Sophia Laryea, Steven Oliver, Hamish Parkinson, Jasper Bagg, Sky Castanho, Shari Sebbens, Richard Green, Sol Castanho, Jet Tranter, Samantha Hopper, Eloise Winestock, Rob Mayes, Tahlia Jade, Winnie Mzembe, Sean Edward Frazer, Connor Zegenhagen, Tracie Filmer, Tracey Lee Maxwell, Beatrice Ward, Donnie Baxter, Greta Carew-Johns, Mollie McGregor, Sophia McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Katie Anderson, Ash Ricardo, Sam Hargrave, Garreth Hadfield
  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • CinemaSerf - 3 June 2024
    Thor: Ragnarok
    I was dreading this. My favourite Marvel persona was about to be eaten up by the all consuming "Avengers" brand - but wait, no - no sign of "Stark". This is muscle-Marvel. The evil "Hela" (Kate Blanchett) tricks her way through the Bifrost into an unguarded Asgard where she quickly takes control setting in motion the unstoppable "Ragnarök". Only by uniting can the usually squabbling siblings "Thor" (Chris Hemsworth) and "Loki" (Tom Hiddleston) hope to thwart her dastardly plan, and save their people - but the former has been imprisoned on a planet where he must fight, under the gaze of the terribly un-terrifying "Grandmaster" (Jeff Goldblum), to the death on a pretty much daily basis for a baying crowd. That's where he encounters "Hulk" (Mark Ruffalo) and "Valkyrie" (Tessa Thompson), and determined to escape they join forces and... Blanchett (or her voice) is great as the menacing goddess of death; the action scenes continue to have a far more menacing feel to them the elsewhere in the Marvelverse, the stories and characterisations are strong (perhaps not so much with Sir Anthony Hopkins peering longingly off a cliff) and there is loads of action. It also allows some scope for the more peripheral characters from the earlier films to take on bigger parts. Notably Idris Elba's gatekeeper "Heimdall" and there is a good effort from Karl Urban "Skurge" who (reminded me a little of Sting in "Dune" (1984)). The ending, as with the three films in general, still keeps it's roots in Norse mythology and rounds off a most enjoyable tale of sibling rivalry, ambition, deception - and darkly, evil, good fun.
  • golfcharlie-54260 - 27 January 2024
    Best Thor movie ever!
    In this movie, Hela (Thor's younger sister) is a well-acted evil character and when she brakes Thor's hammer (mjolnir) it is a very tense scene as it is Thor's main weapon which he has been deemed worthy of. I really loved the australian rock creature, he was funny, and Hulk is a good character in this film as well, showing his confusion and the fight scene between him and Thor is amazing. The Grandmaster (who mind controls Hulk) plays as one of the main villains and messes with Thor.

    Overall, I think this is a great addition to the Thor franchise, and even after Thor 4, it still remains my favourite Thor film and one of my favourite MCU films.