The third Thor-focused Marvel film finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) up against Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death. In order to stop the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, Thor puts together a team that includes his buddy Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his troubled brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson).
New Zealand director Taika Waititi, known for Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, has crated what looks like an insanely fun intergalactic adventure. The energy is high and there’s colourful, creative cinematography and design on display. As the MCU moves into its next phase, they need to start mixing things up a bit: so far, so good.
Thor: Ragnarok, also starring Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban and Anthony Hopkins, arrives in Australia on October 26 and will open in the U.S. on November 3.
Synopsis for Thor: Ragnarok:
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!