Note: This is not a spoiler-free review.
All superhero fans have been looking forward to this moment ever since the production of the movie was announced. "Thor: Ragnarok," the third in the series was released in theaters across the United States on Friday, November 3, 2017. Being the superhero nerd I am, my tickets were ordered for opening night right when the tickets went on sale. I couldn't wait because, to be honest, Thor is my favorite superhero (even though he is technically a god).
I went into the movie expecting the best of the best after hearing some great reviews. I was anxious for those intense battle scenes and the edge-of-your-seat plot twists. Those two parts were definitely not disappointing; each was fulfilled with great care. The one thing that I did not expect was that the movie was overly comedic. Yes, there are always those moments in Marvel movies where you have a snarky line or comment once in a while, but in this movie, it was constant. There may have been some people that enjoyed that, and I can't blame them. I enjoyed it as well but only to a certain extent.
In my opinion, superhero movies shouldn't be overly comedic, and there was so much of it in this one that it could be categorized as an action/adventure comedy. It wasn't necessarily the entire comedy part that disappointed me, but it was that the comedy took away from the true personalities and development of the characters.
We all know that Thor is supposed to be wise, clever and a powerful leader, but I wouldn't think it would be part of his actual personality to make sarcastic comments every five minutes or act a little dumb. The Hulk made a special appearance for a lot of the movie, and I'm sure all of us nerds know that while Bruce Banner is in that form, he can't hold a conversation because he can't control his anger. He is always angry and just can't control himself (unless Natasha Romanoff is there). In this movie, the Hulk was having conversations with Thor and was able to sit still without smashing... What?
I understand that some people who watch the movie will say, "I loved the comedy parts," or something along those lines, and I completely understand that. In some situations that were made to be serious and intense, moments were lightened up with a sarcastic comment or a slight joke. Yes, I did like the comedic moments, but they were overdone.
Another thing that I noticed after the movie was that it was a little cartoonish. I could almost tell from the official movie poster that it seemed different from the rest of them. If you have already watched the movie, I am sure you know what I am referring to. If not, there is another planet that looks similar to a cartoon town where Thor found the Hulk, but don't get me wrong, the new planet was different than the rest and it was uniquely thought-out.
You may think that I totally hated the movie, but that is not true. Yes, there were some details that disappointed me, but besides the two things I mentioned, the movie was overall really good. It kept me hooked until the end, although the beginning was a little slow, but the ending made up for it. I also loved the special cameo appearances from some other superheroes. We come across the Hulk, Doctor Strange and Matt Damon making an appearance as Loki in a play put on in Asgard. I can't forget to mention Stan Lee, whose Marvel scenes we all appreciate.
I know my opinion may be the complete opposite of others, but my expectations and my hopes for the movie may have been slightly different. After all, I've said, please watch this movie because now that you will go knowing what to expect so you can judge for yourself.