Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

The third Thor film, infused with the trademark humour of director Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople). Follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he attempts to stop the villainous Norse god of Death, Hela (Cate Blanchett), intent on conquering Asgard - and beyond.

Along the way, Thor will encounter familiar Marvel faces including Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his own wayward brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), before finding himself on an alien gladiator planet ruled by Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), where Thor must square off against his ol' mate - the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). The comic/cosmic adventure also features Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins and Kiwis Karl Urban and Rachel House, among others - including Waititi himself, in a fashion.

2017Rating: M, Violence130 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasyScience FictionBlockbuster
96%
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Reviews & comments

Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a Marvel movie that knows when to embrace the ridiculous and when to puncture any pomposity, and it's a delight from start to big finish.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

In a world of portentous blockbusters getting ever darker, it’s a joy to see one throwing on the disco lights.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The greatest trick this studio wants to pull, at this point, is to make more of the same feel either exhilaratingly fresh, or sufficiently retro-inflected to qualify as a nostalgia trip.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Almost an admission that you can’t play this material straight. This is probably the wisest strategy with Thor.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

In New Zealand, with Taika already a local hero, it's pretty much impossible not to walk into Thor: Ragnarok without your hopes soaring. I'm so happy to be able to report it doesn't let them down.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The whole thing is frankly insane and risky as hell, but it's paid off. Ragnarok is everything Marvel needs to breathe life into the franchise...

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

...while it's a comedic tour-de-force for Hemsworth, it's certainly a Marvel film that doesn't potentially quite stand up to repeated viewings.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Wall-to-wall fun - big screen blockbuster superhero escapism, Marvel merriment delivered directly into the heart of the mainstream multiplex through the Taiki Waititi Kaleidoscope.

5.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

The punchlines provide a diversion from a script (by a team of Marvel house writers) that really doesn’t offer much of a story to sustain its two hours 10 minutes.

4.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...almost certainly the best time you'll have at the movies this year.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Daft as a badger sandwich and twice as funny, this is vintage Waititi, and the boldest, most outrageously fun film Marvel has yet produced.

4.0
0

Epic, Exciting, Funny & well Written. Highly Recommended. Loved it

5.0
0

With a combination of action and humour, it's an awesome finale to it's trilogy; offering a new take on the character and it's franchise.

4.0
0

The hype is real - this really is a funny Marvel movie with the trademark action remaining a high watermark. The action sequences, especially of Thor facing off with the Hulk is amazing - perhaps the best since the original Avengers movie. The cast is stacked but Chris Hemsworth owns the movie and no Jeff Goldblum scene stealing or Cate Blanchett...

5.0
0

Helluva lot of fun, but the humour felt a wee bit forced.

3.0
0

My favourite bits in the first AVENGERS movie were the entire audience bursting into uncontrollable, delighted laughter as Hulk suddenly sideswiped Thor, sending the God of Thunder flying off screen, and of course Hulk swinging Loki around like a rag doll, as he pulverised the trickster into the concrete floor. Wacky, cartoonish, broad strokes slapstick...

4.0
0

I was so excited to see this film, I mean mega excited and was not disappointed. Laughed myself silly, a breath of minty fresh air, a "super hero" flick that doesn't take itself soooo seriously. All the old cast does an exemplary job with just basically taking the micky out of their character but also pulling it back when the plot calls for it and all...

5.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

This is a Marvel movie that knows when to embrace the ridiculous and when to puncture any pomposity, and it's a delight from start to big finish.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

In a world of portentous blockbusters getting ever darker, it’s a joy to see one throwing on the disco lights.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The greatest trick this studio wants to pull, at this point, is to make more of the same feel either exhilaratingly fresh, or sufficiently retro-inflected to qualify as a nostalgia trip.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Almost an admission that you can’t play this material straight. This is probably the wisest strategy with Thor.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

In New Zealand, with Taika already a local hero, it's pretty much impossible not to walk into Thor: Ragnarok without your hopes soaring. I'm so happy to be able to report it doesn't let them down.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The whole thing is frankly insane and risky as hell, but it's paid off. Ragnarok is everything Marvel needs to breathe life into the franchise...

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

...while it's a comedic tour-de-force for Hemsworth, it's certainly a Marvel film that doesn't potentially quite stand up to repeated viewings.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Wall-to-wall fun - big screen blockbuster superhero escapism, Marvel merriment delivered directly into the heart of the mainstream multiplex through the Taiki Waititi Kaleidoscope.

5.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

The punchlines provide a diversion from a script (by a team of Marvel house writers) that really doesn’t offer much of a story to sustain its two hours 10 minutes.

4.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...almost certainly the best time you'll have at the movies this year.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Daft as a badger sandwich and twice as funny, this is vintage Waititi, and the boldest, most outrageously fun film Marvel has yet produced.

4.0
0

Epic, Exciting, Funny & well Written. Highly Recommended. Loved it

5.0
0

With a combination of action and humour, it's an awesome finale to it's trilogy; offering a new take on the character and it's franchise.

4.0
0

The hype is real - this really is a funny Marvel movie with the trademark action remaining a high watermark. The action sequences, especially of Thor facing off with the Hulk is amazing - perhaps the best since the original Avengers movie. The cast is stacked but Chris Hemsworth owns the movie and no Jeff Goldblum scene stealing or Cate Blanchett...

5.0
0

Helluva lot of fun, but the humour felt a wee bit forced.

3.0
0

My favourite bits in the first AVENGERS movie were the entire audience bursting into uncontrollable, delighted laughter as Hulk suddenly sideswiped Thor, sending the God of Thunder flying off screen, and of course Hulk swinging Loki around like a rag doll, as he pulverised the trickster into the concrete floor. Wacky, cartoonish, broad strokes slapstick...

4.0
0

I was so excited to see this film, I mean mega excited and was not disappointed. Laughed myself silly, a breath of minty fresh air, a "super hero" flick that doesn't take itself soooo seriously. All the old cast does an exemplary job with just basically taking the micky out of their character but also pulling it back when the plot calls for it and all...

5.0
0