It was 2008, and I was in Universal Orlando when I first saw Iron Man. It was the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it, and it is not slowing down anytime soon. I remember before MCU, we were stuck with films that only produced trilogies or had way too many villains in one scene. It’s nice to have our beloved comics actually feel like comics, and allow much needed character development.
I’ve had my top Marvel films for awhile now, but Thor: Ragnarok surpassed The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Solider (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) in my world. I went into this film nervous that it was going to be like GOTG2, which I felt was over the top and the humor didn’t feel authentic. I’ve read many reviews where fans felt the humor in Thor: Ragnarok was forced, but I was hanging off my seat dying in laughter. It’s so interesting how we all have different views, and react to humor differently.
I’m not going to give you a plot summary or any spoilers, but I will list five reasons why you should check out Thor: Ragnarok :
1) There’s no time to think about Facebook
You know when you’re watching a movie, and those boring filler moments happen. I didn’t yawn once or feel bored out of my mind. When I thought I knew what was going to happen, the plot changed or surprised me.
2) The Hulk
The big guy is back and he has more screen time! I can’t say much without spoiling!
3) There are fun cameos
It’s no surprise that Stan Lee makes a cameo in every Marvel film, but there’s another cameo to look out for!
4) The Return of Loki
You can either love or hate him, but whenever he has screen time with Thor you never know what will happen between the two brothers.
5) Did I mention the film is great and you need to see it!
With Avengers: Infinity War coming out next year, it is important to make sure you are up to date on all Marvel knowledge as we move into the long awaited wars.
Go check it out and please feel free to share your thoughts with me!