Marvel Reviews: Part 20

Spoiler-free review of Thor: Ragnarok


Thor: Ragnarok

Camden Keener, Student Writer

Today I will be doing a spoiler-free review of Thor: Ragnarok. I think that this is easily the best Thor movie ever made and honestly a high-tier project in the history of the MCU. This movie mainly follows Thor trying to get back to his home planet of Asgard where his sister Hela is taking over. Thor just finds out that he has a sister towards the beginning of the movie. While he is trying to get back to Asgard, he gets trapped in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pins him against his fellow Avenger in the Hulk. Two of the other main characters in the movie are Thor’s brother Loki and the newly introduced character “142” but her actual name is Valkyrie. I absolutely love Loki’s character so I was glad to see him in the movie and I really enjoyed Valkyrie’s new character. 


The villain in the movie is as I mentioned earlier, Thor’s sister Hela. I found her a pretty enjoyable villain and thought she had some pretty good motives. She was trapped by her father Odin for hundreds of years and was finally released to rain down terror on Asgard. I thought it would’ve been better if she got more screen time or if they had her and Thor interact a bit more before the final showdown. This movie also has a good amount of comedy in it but not too much to the point where it is overbearing. I also liked the plot a lot and I think the movie was paced pretty well too. 


I always rate the marvel movies and I rate them based on 10 things in the movie. Those things are: action, acting, cinematography, pacing, score, characters, ending, plot, protagonist, and antagonist. I rate all of those pieces 1-10 and then after that, I add up the scores of all 10 of them and get a total score out of 100. I gave this movie an 87/100 and like I said I really did enjoy this. There wasn’t one part that I genuinely dislike but there was a lot of solid and some great. The only things that slightly brought down the score was the ending could’ve been better and the score was kind of generic. Also, there is a massive post-credit scene that has a major impact on the upcoming movies.