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Thor: Ragnarok review

Posted : 4 months, 1 week ago on 4 August 2018 06:26

Kind of a mixed bag. Feels like two different kinds of movies got pasted together at times. This one is going to be divisive based on it wholeheartedly embracing humor alone. I dug it though, despite some serious issues. The characters really did it for me here. Goldblum was delightful as The Grandmaster, Karl Urban is always a blast to see in anything, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie was awesome, and, the big winner for me, was Blanchett as Hela.

I loved that they went whole hog to capture he inane nature of comics, the Jack Kirby visuals, fantastic action, and the fan service nods from Surtur to Fenris to mentioning Throg were all nice touches. That being said, it is a fairly uneven, sometimes sloppy, affair that made me wish we got a more serious venture at times if only to see Blanchett really go at it. A more prolonged flashback to her days with Odin would of been appreciated as well.

The real problem i could NOT ignore was Ruffalo's portrayal of the Hulk which was absolutely terrible. The script is more to blame but it's an undeniably bad depiction in the sense that despite the two years he's been missing you feel no logical reason to any of his behavior. He thoroughly annoyed me in this. Another problem: Metal looking like plastic.
Overall though, a fun outing though markedly flawed.


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Most wild, entertaining MCU blockbuster so far

Posted : 12 months ago on 16 December 2017 07:53

Movie-goers who believe Marvel blockbusters are too generic or feel factory-made really ought to watch 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, as it confidently defies those labels and feels like the work of a genuine auteur. Insanely fun and distinctively quirky, with gorgeously colourful visuals and wittiness aplenty, Ragnarok is the shot in the arm that the Marvel Cinematic Universe needed at this point to remind us why we fell in love with this ambitious franchise in the first place. Overseen by Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi (2016's Hunt for the Wilderpeople), this threequel manages to be both thrilling and gut-bustingly funny whilst adding serious scope to the series, and the material is infused with so much endearing energy that it's never a chore to sit through. Leave it to the director of What We Do in the Shadows to create the most wild, entertaining MCU blockbuster to date.




When Thor (Chris Hemsworth) defeats the fire demon Surtur (Clancy Brown) in the fiery realm of Muspelheim, he believes that his actions have prevented the prophesied world-destroying event known as Ragnarok. But upon his return to his home of Asgard, Thor realises that his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) is missing, and his wayward brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has claimed the throne. Setting out with Loki to find Odin, Thor is instead confronted with the return of Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, who seeks to take the Asgardian throne that she was denied many years ago. With Thor's hammer Mjolnir destroyed and the brothers cast out, the God of Thunder finds himself on the garbage planet of Sakaar, which is ruled by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). In Sakaar's gladiatorial arena, Thor comes face to face with the reigning champion, The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), while the planet is also home to a former Asgardian warrior, Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Assembling a team, Thor seeks to return to Asgard and overthrow Hela before she can destroy the Asgardian people.

Clocking in at a considerable 130 minutes, Ragnarok broadens the arcs of both Thor and Loki, and serves to re-introduce the Hulk back into the MCU by incorporating elements of the Planet Hulk comic book storyline. There is a lot of material to work through, but not a single moment feels dull or laboured under the careful eye of director Waititi, and the story elements are given sufficient breathing room to gain full traction. 2011's Thor in particular was Shakespearean in tone, but Ragnarok is an outright science fiction fantasy adventure, feeling closer to a road trip movie with shades of Big Trouble in Little China, which is a breath of fresh air after 2013's hit-and-miss Thor: The Dark World. This is also one of the funniest Marvel movies to date, and the humour almost seems effortless whilst never diminishing the very real stakes of the story. Although Ragnarok admittedly lacks the sheer emotional kick of something like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, there is enough dramatic resonance to prevent the movie from feeling too empty.




Selecting independent filmmakers for these huge projects has worked out well for Marvel in the past, and Waititi proves to be yet another inspired choice. Rather than relinquishing his artistic integrity, Waititi thankfully retains his terrific sense of mirth and quirkiness, having loads of fun finding his own vision - a fiery portal to Asgard is named "The Devil's Anus," for instance, and Waititi even steps in to play a goofy rock monster named Korg (complete with a thick Kiwi accent), scoring a lot of laughs in the process. The original score by Mark Mothersbaugh is retro and synth-heavy, giving the movie even more flavour. Other soundtrack choices are pure ecstasy, particularly when Led Zeppelin's "The Immigrant Song" is put to great use to get the adrenaline pumping and bring life to Thor's badass throwdowns. So much personality is visible in every frame of Thor: Ragnarok, standing in stark contrast to the painfully generic disposition of such other MCU movies as Doctor Strange and Ant-Man. Waititi's Ragnarok feels like its own entity, and even though it's stylistically different to the first two Thor movies, it's easy to embrace this bold new vision.

As to be expected from a motion picture carrying a reported $180 million price-tag, Ragnarok is a lavish, handsomely-mounted blockbuster, benefitting from competent technical specs across the board. Very little time is spent on Earth, as Waititi is more interested in exploring new areas of the Nine Realms, with special focus on Sakaar and Asgard. It should go without saying at this point, but the vibrant special effects consistently impress. There is computer-generated imagery in abundance to bring the many different worlds and creatures to life, as well as intricate costumes and ornate sets, but it doesn't all look too artificial or phoney - instead, the visuals are convincing and tangible. And despite his inexperience with action, Waititi acquits himself commendably, orchestrating thrilling skirmishes with the confidence of a seasoned veteran. The much-publicised showdown between Thor and Hulk in the gladiatorial arena is a total gas, and we also get to see Hulk in a more laid-back environment, casually enjoying his luxurious apartment which includes a hot tub. It's a treat to watch Hulk - whose mental capacity is that of a toddler - interact with Thor, delivering comedic dialogue that's consistently on-point.




It was actually Hemsworth who wanted such a radical change for Thor; his hammer is destroyed and his blonde locks are cut, not to mention silliness is foregrounded, allowing for a fresh take on the established character. The Australian actor clearly has a ball, while Hiddleston superbly slips back into the role of Loki (for the first time since The Dark World) as if no time has passed. Blanchett can do this type of role in her sleep, and she's expectedly excellent, but the show undeniably belongs to Goldblum. Relishing the opportunity to play the ostentatiously debauched Grandmaster, Goldblum steals scenes all over the place, proving to be the movie's secret weapon. Also making a positive impression is Thompson as the hard-drinking, tough-as-nails Valkyrie. Natalie Portman is apparently done with Marvel, and therefore her character of Jane Foster is completely absent for Ragnarok (along with Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård and Chris O'Dowd). It's a tad jarring, especially after the post-credits scene for The Dark World, but Jane would not have a logical place in this space-set story anyway, and she isn't missed amid such an insanely talented ensemble.

In the end, rather than feeling like a generic superhero movie, Thor: Ragnarok feels closer to an independently-produced cosmic odyssey with traces of Flash Gordon and the aforementioned Big Trouble in Little China, and it's an oddly appropriate addition to Waititi's budding filmography. It's clear that everybody had a great time making this third Thor, as there's so much energy and enthusiasm on full display, and it never feels like it's going through the motions. We may be a decade (and seventeen movies) into the MCU, but with its top-notch 2017 release slate, it shows no signs of fatigue.

8.8/10



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Thor: Ragnarok review

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 6 November 2017 02:34

Primero que todo, para poder disfrutar esta película, tiene que tener en cuenta que no esta adaptando a ningún cómic que la gente piensa que van a adaptar. Si, ocurre el Ragnarok, pero no con la esencia y epicidad que el cómic da ( cómic que recomiendo leer), y mucho menos el Planeta Hulk ( todo esto comenzó desde Civil War, los subtitulos nos mienten), por algo los títulos tienen diseños de los 80's, por el planeta en que se ubica esta nueva película, ambiente que me gusta bastante su diseño.

Comenzando con lo bueno, las escenas de acción, las 4 que nos muestra la obra, están muy bien elaboradas y provoca verlas de nuevo aunque sean, a mi gusto, un poco cortas, pero tienen la suficiente intensidad para recodarlas de nuevo después de salir de la sala de cine, aunque la pelea final, a mi punto de vista, esta de igual de buena que la pelea final de la segunda película de Thor. Y los personajes también están de igualmente bien elaborados, terminas recordando a cada uno, a pesar de los grandes cambios que le dieron, sobretodo al personaje de Thor, pero más adelante sabrás por que tiene esa nueva actitud que presenta en el filme ( quizás sea por que se la paso mucho tiempo con los Vengadores). Y la nueva villana que nos presenta, me hubiese gustado que dieran un guiño que aparecería en próximas entregas, como lo hizo Loki, pero la manera en como intimido con su gran poder en la película fue lo suficiente para ser memorable dentro de los villanos del mundo cinematográfico de Marvel, digamos que es un Ultron 2.0. Pero no puedo decir lo mismo de la Valkyria, que lo interpreta Tessa Thompson, terminara doblegándose a los protagonistas de una manera poco convincente en la película, pero al menos nos enseña que puede pelear. Y creía que Doctor Strange haría algo más =C.

Ahora...el guión y la historia es lo que esta peor estructurado en la obra, ya que todo termina siendo una excusa para terminar lo más pronto con la trilogía de Thor, van rapidísimo en la primera parte de la película, matando personajes importantes como si nada, cosa que me desagrado, ya que ni siquiera decidieron ponerlos en la batalla final. Contando también con varios errores argumentales en el principio de la película, todo esto se debe por la conexión que tiene con las demás película de Marvel ( si, eso es malo para una película que se supone ser el final de la trilogía).

¿Pero esto significa que la película es mala? No, es todo lo que quería ser, una película para divertirse y pasar un buen rato entretenido, a pesar de su cambio de tono tan radical para el personaje y el mundo en el que habita el dios nórdico, solo tienen que disfrutarla sin pensar mucho y bromear junto a tus amigos, eso es lo quería el director de este filme, Taika Waititi, el mismo que hizo la película de Linterna Verde ( película que me gusta y me parece pasable, a pesar de sus criticas que dijo Deadpool), aunque que para cualquier fanático de la mitología nórdica se va a retorcer de la agonía al ver lo que hacen con sus dioses ( cosa que no hacían las anteriores películas del personaje, ni siquiera en las animadas).

La catalogo como buena para pasar el rato.

Ahora, ya falta poco para que el mundo cinematográfico de Marvel llegue a su fin en esta tercera etapa y el final de mucho de los actores que participaron en la primera película de los Vengadores, ya que el próximo se viene la primera parte de Infinity War, junto a Pantera Negra y el Hombre Hormiga y Ms Marvel, para luego concluir en el tan violento de estrenos de finales de series, videojuegos y películas del 2019.


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Thor: Ragnarok

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 6 November 2017 04:27

Everyone’s least favorite Marvel franchise finally gets a thoroughly enjoyable entry after a mediocre first one and a sloppy second. Third time really is the charm for the Asgardian gang, even if Ragnarok repeats many of the same problems as Thor and The Dark World. Why do films ostensibly about Thor, Loki, Odin, and all of the rest spend an inordinate amount of time away from Asgard and on a completely different earth? Even The Dark World frequently forgot to include its namesake villains and their realm for much of the running time in favor of more Jane Foster and spending time on Earth.

 

Thor: Ragnarok is most successful when it sticks to Asgard, and lets everything rip with a freewheeling charm that indulges the gonzo-like nature of Jack Kirby’s imagination. It becomes the cinematic equivalent to joy riding in a van with a wicked airbrushed Thor raining down lighting on the side and cheesy, incredibly loud hair metal blasting out of the speakers. The full-fledged embrace of the ludicrous nature of the Thor films makes for the mountains of exposition to go down easier. Hell, it makes it down-right enjoyable as director Taika Waititi has clearly encouraged a certain tongue-in-cheek approach to the material that makes a lot of it feel like free associative riffing.

 

This is after all a film that combines Thor and Hulk on Sakaar, Asgard in strife as Hela returns to wreak havoc, Surtur waiting for his chance to make things go boom, Valkyrie, Skurge, and Heimdal all vying for supporting spots, Korg deadpanning, and a cameo from Dr. Strange. It’s bloated and many of these various characters and tones clash in discord or get completely forgotten as it goes on, but it still manages to make a lot of it a great deal of fun. Watching Strange, Thor, and Loki interact with each other for a few brief minutes is a pure distillation of the joy of reading comics as a kid come to three-dimensional life.

 

Still doesn’t mean that all of this humor, energy, and joy can entirely paper over the problems with the Marvel films. It becomes increasingly obvious that Skurge (Karl Urban, giving his all for not) was only included for two reasons. One of them was to recreate an infamous series of panels from Walt Simonson’s run, and the other was to act as someone for Hela (Cate Blanchett, clearly having a grand time playing a grand villain) to deliver reams of exposition to and provide someone for her to talk to that isn’t a gigantic CGI wolf or undead soldier. Skurge isn’t the only character given the shaft in this franchise as Lady Sif is nowhere to be found, the Warriors Three never got the spotlight they deserved, and Anthony Hopkins is clearly marking time until his contract is up.

 

Then there’s the curious problem of Thor: Ragnarok feeling like two different films smashed together just because. Maybe Marvel doesn’t believe that Hulk could handle a film entry on his own merits even with the talents of Mark Ruffalo in the role, but Planet Hulk  segment feels like an overly-long distraction from the more interesting elements. The title plays into the mythological and prophesized destruction and rebirth of the Nordic god’s home world, and with Hela leading the charge but the middle of the film pulling focus away to become a buddy film with Thor and Hulk, she’s frequently left adrift. Marvel has a bad habit of smartly choosing villains for their films and then giving them nothing to do, or leaving them stranded as but one mere cog in a massive machine. Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster springs to mind, and he’s saved entirely on the strength of Goldblum’s oddity and asymmetric performing style. Goldblum manages to take a nothing role and turn it into something spectacular through sheer force of will and idiosyncratic performing style.

 

Cate Blanchett is a strong enough actress to nearly single-handedly succeed in masking this problem, but then your realize that the goddess of death would have laid waste to Asgard in half the time it appears to be taking here. Still, it does give her the chance to underline the lies and historical half-truths that have been fed down from generations about just how Odin claimed the Nine Realms and brokered peace. She’s a genocidal figure craving power and capable of sprouting a crown of thorns – I love her, both in the comics and in the movie. The single best sequence has to be Hela laying waste to all of the Valkyrie. Never before has any Marvel movie dared to even try a sequence as beautifully shot and composed as this. It looks like Jack Kirby panels as painted by Alex Ross come to life.

 

Holding it all together as best it can be held together is Chris Hemsworth. Who knew a life-size action figure would grow to become such a great comedic actor? There’s an arch way he has to playing Thor’s dumb-jock moments with wry, ironic quotes around the action that calls to mind the way Kurt Russell stumbled through Big Trouble in Little China. His chemistry with all of the major players (Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Ruffalo, and Blanchett) gives a goofy, solid center to a movie that frequently plays out like a pinball machine having an acid trip.

 

It’s only when Thor: Ragnarok has to reign itself in and kowtow to the Marvel formula, which is too often for my liking, that things go horribly wrong. There’s a lot to like and enjoy about this movie, but the stumbles and diversions stand out. It’s best to just sit back and embrace the “why the hell not” nature of the whole thing. It’s not every day you get the chance to watch Goldblum liquefy a dude, Blanchett sprout horns, or Thompson play a drunken, bisexual mythological figure. All of that alone is charming enough to spend a few hours invested in.



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Thor: Ragnarok review

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 6 November 2017 02:11

Just an absolute blast all the way through. I always felt like the first two had so much wasted potential as these movies have a great mythology and world to explore but it never quite got there. These are what these movies should have been: fun comic book fantasy/sci-fi throwbacks with that never takes itself too seriously. For the first time, Thor and Loki feel like brothers and their dynamic is actually one of the best things about this. Thor himself is actually now at his most fun than ever before. Hemsworth plays him as that cool, sweet, fun jock who you would love to just hang out with. Hemsworth really excels at comedy and these kind of roles so he nails it. Bruce Banner was fun to have on the screen too with Ruffalo and Hemsworth playing it almost like a buddy cop movie. The supporting cast is cool too with Cate Blanchett, Taika Waititi, and Jeff Goldblum all bringing their own quirkiness to this world. But Tessa Thompson was the stand out. A lot have called her the "Han Solo" of the movie and it is easy to see why. She's badass, cool, smooth, funny, and you can't help but wish she was on screen every time. Thompson needs more starring roles and this film shows why.

If I have a complaint about this it's it still has the occasional trappings of the Marvel formula which feels weird against the other newer formula at play here. The villain's motivation is the same as others and it has a lot of the same story beats and pacing the other Marvel movies have. But it is still very much worth your attention. Most of that praise should be given to Waititi who understands what kind of movie this should be. He balances the tone perfectly and makes for one of the most fun Marvel movies to date. More in likely too, this will be the one with the most replay value. Go see this and just have a good time.

P.S. This has a great soundtrack too.


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3 steps forward, and 2 steps back for Thor

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 5 November 2017 06:08

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Notes: Before I begin, I must clarify that this review would have some spoilers (not only this movie, but the hole triology) in order to make a point. So, if you haven't seen any of the films yet and you are afraid of spoilers, please do not continue reading.


So, I Recently watched the new and 3rd Thor movie (the marvel one) and I must say that it truly surpassed my expectations.............. but it doesn't mean that the movie was in any way good at all. What do I mean by that?? Well, let me explain in this review, but before that, a quick overall of the last two Thor movies.

Thor (2011) was a decent origin movie story, but a pretty damn forgetable one, since it was pretty predictible with various elements of the story (like the Odin's Dream and conviently waking up of it , Loki Betrayal, the final showdown,etc), most of the asgardians (except Odin or Loki) were merly plot devices or comic relifes, the scenes where Thor was in earth were mostly unnecesary (I mean, is not like the whole appeal of the god of thunder is to live mystical adventures on asgard or another of the 8 realms........NOP, let's just be him beting some mindless monsters in a unkown city of New Mexico, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE WANT THIS DAYS!). Not to mention how badly they handle the romance subplot of Jane and Thor, they felt in love in a just a couple of days with little scenes that they intereact with each other, and with sou little focus on it, that it didn't felt very weel made. But on the positive side of things, some action there genuine well made, the whole caracther arc of Thor Odinson "Not being Worthy Anymore" was Ok, most of the acting was good (most notable Chris and Tom as Thor and Loki respectively), most of the jokes were decent and mostly well executed, Loki was a pretty damn carimastic villian (although how it survives it's pretty damn convinient), and the special effects still holds up today (ex: the disegn of Asgard or the general cinematography).

In the other hand, Thor The Dark World (2013) was Terrible. It not only had the same problems as the 1st one, IT AMPLIFY IT!!! Although this movie had the good idea of Thor Going againt a mistic world level threat, it wasn't well executed, the whole plan of Malekith was too convoluted and overcomplicated (besides, it doesn't explain what he wins with fusing the 9 Realms into 1, only for "bringing back the darkness"), not to mention the buch of convenencies that the movie has, as well as many scenes that were just pointless filler with shitty jokes or with the poorly made romance subplot (Jane hates Thor for SAVING THE WORLD WITH THE AVENGERS INSTEAD OF SPENDING TIME WITH HER). Overall, a total mess, only saved by some actions scenes, the special efects (although the cinematography was mediocre) and some of the acting.


Now you can see why the Thor films is consider to bee the "weakest of the MCU" so far. And well, here we are, with Thor: Ragnarok, which I would define it simply as "3 steps forward and 2 steps backwards".

As usual, I will start with the positive side of things: The action is quite dynamic, with a great use of the editing, directing and has great coreography (example: the Contest of Champions scene, the Final Battle with Hela or Hela vs the Asgardians), special effects are pretty good added to a pretty nice use of the Color Pallete that helps the movie to be more visually appalling, helping to make some scenes more intense (ex: Thor's fights in asgard or the figths with Surtur), most of the acting still pretty solid, the interactions with the secondary cast are decent, it very well paced (not to slow to be boring like dark world but no so fast to feel that the events are forced), some of the Jokes are well delivered, has a kick-ass soundtrack, the first 30 minutes and overall presentation of the film are pretty good. And that's it, from there it not more than an average blockbuster movie.

One of the main problems that the movie has is her main Villain: Hela. In contrast to her comic book version, she is pretty one dimensional, we don't know anything about her besides that she is the secret firstborn of Odin and she want to "KILL EVERYBODY BECAUSE SHE'S THE GODDESS OF DEATH!", her whole plan of taking over Asgard and kill everything is just so generic and redundant.

For the other characters, the most afected is Thor Odinson: He has a childish behavior, even looks like a 12 year old boy, where it should a little more responsable since he has learn that on the first movie. Also, Loki is also a lame plot device that only makes the plot go foward, stuff like turning Valkyrie into a good guy just because he gave her back a memory of her past, or to make Thor visit Doctor Strange only to know where Odin this, or having survive (again) the destruction of asgard for some reason without a scratch. Talking about Valkyrie, the big change of her caracther wasn't a very convinvent enough (I mean, she just decides to help Odin just beacuse Loki shoe her a memory of her past and that's enough reason to make her join the Revengers) outside from that, she is steryotipical rebel girl, not bad caracther but not so interesting either. In Hulk/Bruce Banner case, he is the best treaty of all 4, since of the drama of his caracther it taken in a pretty good way and his persnal arc has a good pay-off by the end of the movie (despite him making some awful jokes).     For the rest of the cast like Skurge, Korg, the Warrior Three, Mick, or Heimdall, are  decently made, since all have something to contribute to the story and share a decent interactions with the main cast (although some of them like Korg, are just anoying comic relifs).


 Talking about comedy, most of the humour of his movies feels out of place, inmerssion breaking or just a drown out jokes. it is appreciated that they want to change the focus of the previous movies a bit more "colorful and cheerful" )kinda like Iron Man, Homecoming or the 2 GOTG films), but this is executed in such a mediocre way most of the that it can not sustain by itself.


In conclusion: Thor Ragnarok it is not a complete disaster, but it is not a good thing as such, it is entertaining but until then, from the rest easily, they are a lot of good elements not used, not It's bad, but ultimately it's not the big deal either.

Final Score for the whole triology:
Thor (2011): 6/10
Thor The Dark World (2013): 3/10
Thor Ragnarok: 5/10


[Spanish Version]

Notas: Antes de comenzar, debo aclarar que esta reseña tendría algunos spoilers con el fin de hacer un punto. Por lo tanto, si aún no has visto la película y tienes miedo de spoilers, por favor no sigas leyendo.

Así que, recientemente vi la nueva y tercera película de Thor (la ultima que saco marvel este 2017) y debo decir que realmente superó mis expectativas .............. pero eso no significa que la película fuera de ninguna manera buena en lo absoluto. ¿Qué quiero decir con eso? Bueno, déjame explicarme en esta crítica, pero antes de eso, un resumen general de las dos últimas películas de Thor.

Thor (2011) fue una peli de origen decente, pero bastante olvidable, ya que era bastante predecible con varios elementos de la historia (como el Sueño de Odin y se despierta convenientemente, La traicion de Loki , el enfrentamiento final, etc.) , la mayoría de los asgardianos (excepto Odin o Loki) solo movian la trama o eran relieves comicos, las escenas donde Thor estaba en la tierra eran en su mayoría innecesarias (es decir, no es como todo el atractivo del Thor el dios del trueno es vivir mística aventuras en Asgard u otro de los 8 reinos ... NOP, que sea el peleando con algun monstruo pequeño en una ciudad desconocida de Nuevo México, ¡ESO ES LO QUE LA GENTE QUIERE ESTOS DÍAS!). Por no hablar de lo mal que manejan la trama secundaria de romance de Jane y Thor, se enamoraron en solo un par de días con pequeñas escenas que interactúan entre sí, y con un pequeño enfoque en él, que no se sentía muy bien hecho. Pero en el lado positivo, algunas acciones realmente bien hechas, todo el arco de Thor Odinson "Siendo Indigno" estuvo bien, la mayor parte de la actuación fue buena (Chris y Tom más destacados como Thor y Loki respectivamente), la mayoría de los chistes eran decentes y en su mayoría bien ejecutados, Loki era un villano muy carismático (aunque la forma en que sobrevive es bastante conveniente), y los efectos especiales aún se mantienen hoy (por ejemplo, el diseño de Asgard o la cinematografía general).

Por otro lado, Thor The Dark World/El Mundo Oscuro (2013) fue Terrible. No solo tuvo los mismos problemas que la primera cinta, ¡LO AMPLIFICAN! Aunque esta película tuvo la buena idea de que Thor haciendo frente a una amenaza mundial mística, no fue bien ejecutada, ya que todo el plan de Malekith fue demasiado intrincado y complicado de manera innecesaria (además, no explica lo que gana al fusionar los 9 Reinos en 1, solo por "traer de vuelta la oscuridad"), sin mencionar el montón de conveniencias que tiene la película, así como muchas escenas que fueron simplemente relleno inútil con chistes de mierda o con la subtrama romántica mal hecha (Jane odia a Thor por SALVAR EL MUNDO CON LOS VENGADORES EN LUGAR DE PASAR TIEMPO CON ELLA). En general, un desastre total, solo salvado por algunas escenas de acciones, los efectos especiales (aunque la cinematografía fue mediocre) y algunos de los actores.


Ahora puedes ver por qué las películas de Thor se consideran como lo "más débiles y flojo de la UCM" hasta ahora. Y bueno, aquí estamos, con Thor: Ragnarok, que definiría simplemente como "Son 3 pasos adelante y 2 hacia atrás".

Como de costumbre, comenzaré con el lado positivo de las cosas: la acción es bastante dinámica, con un gran uso de la edición, dirección y gran coreografía (ejemplo: la escena del Concurso de los Campeones, las escenas de persecucion, la Batalla Final con Hela o Hela vs. Los Asgardianos), los efectos especiales son bastante buenos, además de un uso bastante agradable de la Paleta de colores que ayuda a que la película sea más visualmente llamativa, ayudando a hacer algunas escenas más intensas (por ejemplo: las peleas de Thor en Asgard o las peleas con Surtur), la mayoría de la actuación sigue siendo bastante sólida, el ritmo es bastante consistente (no es lento para ser aburrido como un mundo oscuro pero no tan rápido como para sentir que los eventos son forzados), la quimica con el reparto secundario es decente ,pocos de los chistes están bien entregados, tiene una banda sonora increíble, los primeros 30 minutos y la presentación general de la película son bastante buenas. Y eso es todo, a partir de ahí no es más que una película taquillera mediocre.

Uno de los principales problemas que tiene la película es su villano principal: Hela. En contraste con su versión de historieta, ella es bastante unidimensional, no sabemos nada de ella además de que ella es la primogénita secreta de Odin y quiere "¡MATAR A TODOS PORQUE ELLA ES LA DIOSA DE LA MUERTE!", Todo su plan de apoderarse de Asgard y matar a todo es tan genérico y redundante.

Para los otros personajes, el más afectado es el mismoThor Odinson: tiene un comportamiento infantil, incluso parece un niño de 12 años, donde debería ser un poco más responsable ya que lo aprendió en la primera película. Además, Loki también es un personaje que solo hace que la trama siga adelante, cosas como convertir a Valquiria en buena solo porque le devolvió el recuerdo de su pasado, o para hacer que Thor visite al Doctor Strange solo para saber dónde está Odin, o haber sobrevivido (nuevamente) a la destrucción de Asgard por alguna razón sin un rasguño. Hablando de Valquiria, el gran cambio de su personaje no fue lo suficientemente convincente (quiero decir, ella solo decide ayudar a Odin solo porque Loki le calza un recuerdo de su pasado y esa es razón suficiente para hacer que se una a los Revengers) fuera de eso, ella es una niña rebelde malotípica, no es mala caracther pero tampoco tan interesante. En el caso Hulk/Bruce Banner, él es el mejor tratado de los 4, ya que del drama de su personaje se lo tomó de una manera bastante buena y su arco personal tiene una buena conclusion al final de la película (a pesar de que él hizo algunos chistes horribles durante la peli). Para el resto del reparto, como Skurge, Korg, The Warrior Three, Mick o Heimdall, están hechos decentemente, ya que todos tienen algo que aportar a la historia y comparten una interacción decente con el elenco principal (aunque algunos de ellos como Korg, solo están molestando relieves cómicos).


Hablando de comedia, la mayor parte del humor de sus películas se siente MUY fuera de lugar, rompiendo la inmersión o simplemente una broma alargada de manera innecesaria puesta en algun momento serio o dramatico. se agradece que quieran cambiar el enfoque de las películas anteriores un poco más "colorido y alegre" (como le funciono a producciones de marvel como Iron Man, Homecoming o Guardians of the galaxy) así como un conflicto mas grande en comparación el resto  experimento con la ambientacion en el espacio, pero esto se ejecuta de una manera tan mediocre que la mayoría no puede sostener por sí misma.


En conclusión: Thor Ragnarok no es un desastre completo, pero no es algo bueno, es entretenido, pero hasta entonces, del resto fácilmente, son muchos elementos buenos que no se usan, no es malo, pero finalmente tampoco es gran cosa.

Puntaje final para la triologia:
Thor (2011): 6/10
Thor: The Dark World (2013): 3/10
Thor Ragnarok: 5/10



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Thor: Ragnarok review

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 29 October 2017 05:53

Ok, this movie was not as good as they say
I have things to say about this

the created worlds are good
also the costume designs was passable

in history I do not know how to say it but they told that Loki Dies and never happened
but it means that the cult done was in fake which others 
I disappointed  without seeing the other 2

the worst thing done was undoubtedly making it jokes there were cheap jokes 3 every minute

I even think it's more of a comedy movie I mean the worst I'm the only one who did not laugh ALL THE MOVIE

and the characters are not saved either, they just are not memorable Same with the Music

It's a mediocre movie and in poor aspects and again it's more a comedy movie

5,7/10


Ok, esta película no fue tan buena como dicen
Tengo cosas que decir sobre esto

los mundos creados son buenos
también el diseño de ropa era transitable y de lo mejor

ese es un problema los  vestuarios y mundos es lo mejor que puede ofrecer



en la historia no sé cómo decirlo pero me dijeron que cuando Loki muere
y nunca paso significa que el culto hecho fue falso, me decepciono sin Nisiquiera que yo vi las otras 2 

Lo peor que hizo fue, sin duda, hacer bromas, había bromas baratas 3 cada minuto

Incluso creo que es más una película de comedia. Lo peor es que soy la única que no se Rió. TODA LA PELÍCULA.

y los personajes tampoco se salvan, simplemente no son memorables Lo mismo con la música

Es una película mediocre y en aspectos pobres y de nuevo es más una película de comedia

5,7 / 10


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A good movie

Posted : 1 year, 1 month ago on 27 October 2017 10:09

Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, of course, I was really eager to watch the damned thing. And, indeed, it turned out to be easily the best movie with Thor as a lead character but, to be honest, it wasn't such a difficult goal to achieve, especially after 'Thor: The Dark World' which might be so far the weakest movie coming from the MCU. But was it really a great movie? I'm not so sure. I mean, it was really neat that Thor and the Hulk had to be some gladiators in some weird alien planet but the whole plot involving Thor's sister taking over Asgard was just so generic and redundant. Seriously, wasn't it what Loki was already trying to do in the 2 previous movies? At least, the always dependable Cate Blanchett delivered another solid performance. On top of that, it was really awesome that Marvel gave Taika Waititi so much freedom as he went really wild on the dialogues and on the tone which was just so wacky. The other thing they really nailed was to allow Bruce Banner to be the Hulk for much longer than usual because it is always rather frustrating to have to wait for the big green guy to finally show up. Anyway, to conclude, it won't be my favorite movie from the MCU but the damned thing was still seriously fun and entertaining and it is definitely worth a look.


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