Thor: Ragnarok- The Box Office Roars for the God of Thunder

Julia Berry (12th), Reporter

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Thor: Ragnarok made it’s debut on November 3rd, 2017 and it did not disappoint. Unlike the first and second Thor movies, Thor and Thor: The Dark World, this comedic gladiator movie was directed by the funny, eccentric director Taika Waititi. Because of the switch from conventional, unadventurous directors to a more outgoing one, Thor: Ragnarok gives you a taste of the more comedic, weird sides of the Marvel Universe.

“I actually feel like it’s harder because you just have to spend more time figuring out what those clumsy elements are in these larger than life characters and how to make the characters more relatable to the audience. When I look at the story of Thor, it’s about a guy trying to get home because there’s someone in his house, and he’s got to sort that out. And along the way he’s got his annoying brother, a drunk chick, and some bipolar kid with him. Then I ask how do I apply those things into spaceships and explosions. There were moments when you’re like, ‘Wow, this is something that I never thought I’d be allowed to put into a superhero movie.’ But I came in knowing I’d bring character, tone, and dialogue — those are my strengths. Marvel’s job really is just to keep me in my lane and make sure I’m not crashing the car,” said Watiti to Business Insider.

One of the main things that attribute to the new comedic aspect of this film is the way the actors portray their characters in different manners than the first and second Thor movies.

Chris Hemsworth is the loosest we’ve seen him yet as the God of Thunder. Thor has always been caught up in his own ego but his extra large ego and self interest makes Thor: Ragnarok especially funny.

Another actor that we all love to laugh at is Tom Hiddleston as Loki. It is a consistent complaint that many of Marvel’s villains are one dimensional and boring. However, there is one exception that everyone agrees on, Loki. He is the one villain who the audience may love even more than the hero himself.

Finally there is the big guy himself, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner (aka The Hulk). His take on Bruce Banner is the most neurotic and believable take on the character yet. Whether all these character improvements are because of the director changes or the actors themselves, it is a breath of fresh air.

All in all, the ambitious Thor: Ragnarok was a evenly blended mix of action and comedy with interesting characters who strongly display positive traits such as courage and perseverance.

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