Movie Thor: Ragnarok’s comedic feel is surprisingly welcomed


    Marvel movies are known for being action-packed. The new movie, Thor: Ragnarok, however, has a new, comedic angle a�� and I kind of love it.

    Marvel was originally a series of comic books about superheroes created by the likes of Martin Goodman and Stan Lee. The series was officially known as Marvel in 1961. As the mountain of readers grew, Marvel moved the comics to the big screen starting with Iron Man in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man).

    Inspiration for the character Thor comes from the Norse myths about Thor, the God of Thunder and son of Odin.

    The newest movie in the series, which came out Nov. 3, opens with a small anecdote from the main character, Thor (Chris Hemsworth). He explains how he got stuck in his current situation; he has been captured by an entity threatening to fulfill the prophecy of Ragnarok or the end of Thor’s home planet Asgard.

    The Marvel movies are usually filled with action scenes and hints of good humor, but this particular movie is almost more funny rather than full of exciting battles. Instead of having one comedic relief character, everyone gets a small moment to be more comical than serious. From the sibling rivalry between Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to Hulk’s (Mark Ruffalo) childlike tantrums, there were few moments when people weren’t laughing.

    Although the film is largely full of humor, Marvel made sure to stick to its roots and still incorporate some sort of overarching problem in the plot– this one being the Goddess of Death, Hela (Cate Blanchett).

    I have no issues with the romance in almost every other Marvel movie, but I appreciate that Thor: Ragnarok has no love interests for the characters. The movie is able to focus more on character development and the main plot rather than incorporating and developing a relationship over the course of the film.

    The overall effects in the movie are extremely detailed and realistic. Of course, one can use common sense to know that some scenes are in front of a green screen, but the editing made the transition from real life to green screen and CGI seamless and almost unnoticeable. There aren’t any out-of-place shots or shaky scenes; the changes between angles and scenes flow nicely.

    The acting in the movie is amazing, which comes as no surprise with iconic actors and actresses such as Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett. The cast gives their characters life and a sort of realness that only the best actors are capable of doing. It’s almost too easy to grow attached to the characters.

    All in all, the newest addition to the Marvel movies is different from the others, but the new twist is entertaining and welcomed.