Thor: Ragnarok: for better or for worse, director Taika Waititi turns the latest entry of this series within the cinematic universe on its ear by making the tone much lighter, colorful and self-consciously funny. As much can be seen by comparing the poster of this film with the ones of the previous entries in the Thor sub-series. The result is entertaining but, not surprisingly, empty. A promising strong villain (played deliciously by Cate Blanchett) is squandered in a plot that seems to be stuck between two tones and (literally) two worlds. Chris Hemsworth does the comedy bits well and has the physical aspects down pat, but he is upstaged by Jeff Goldblum and Taika Waititi’s voice acting; Tessa Thompson is wasted with a character that doesn’t even have a proper name. Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe’s work is appropriate but not very distinctive; Mark Mothersbaugh’s musical score matches the cheesiness well.
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