Thor: Ragnarok

Warning: spoilers for “Thor: Ragnarök” follow bellow.

In the new movie, “Thor: Ragnarök,” Thor is searching for the Infinity Stones and is unsuccessful. He is captured by Surtur, who is a fire demon. Surtur tells Thor that his father, Odin, is not on Asgard anymore. Surtur also mentions that destruction is coming due to the prophecy of the Ragnarök. Thor believes Surtur to be the Ragnarök, and defeats him and takes his crown.

Thor then returns to Asgard and finds his brother Loki, in the place of Odin. Thor forces Loki to help him find Odin. With the help of Stephen Strange on Earth, they discover that Odin is located in Norway.

Once they arrive there, they find out that Odin is dying and that his firstborn daughter, Hela will be released from her prison once he dies. After Odin dies, Hela appears and begins to wreak havoc on Asgard. Unable to defeat Hela, Thor and Loki escape on a ship and crash land on the planet Sakaar.

After Thor and Loki are discovered by Scrapper 142, they are taken to the commander of the planet. They recognized Scrapper 142 as someone who is able to defeat Hela, and request her assistance in helping them defeat her.

In order to take her with them, Thor has to battle against his old friend the Hulk. Thor almost wins, but the commander of the planet, the Grandmaster, sabotages their fight. Still imprisoned, Thor tries to convince the Hulk to help them escape and defeat Hela. With the help of Loki, Scrapper 142 and the Hulk, Thor goes against Hela in battle.

This is the fifth time that Chris Hemsworth has played the character Thor. In this new film, they decided to change Thor’s appearance by giving him a short haircut and a different style of clothes. Another unique thing about Thor in this film is that he does not have his hammer, the Mjolnir.

In the movie, we pick up on the Hulk on the planet Sakaar. He has become a successful gladiator, and is popular among the people. The Hulk escapes with Thor and they arrive at the planet Quinjet. It is there that the Hulk sees a recording of Natasha Romanoff and transforms back into his human form. This is the first time that he has been in his human form since Sokovia.

The rest of the main cast includes, Tom Hiddleston as “Loki,” Cate Blanchett as “Hela,” Jeff Goldblum as “Grandmaster,” Tessa Thompson as “Valkyrie,” Karl Urban as “Skurge,” Mark Ruffalo as “Bruce Banner/Hulk,” and Anthony Hopkins as “Odin.”

“Thor: Ragnarök” follows the timeline of the previous Thor movies, as well as the timeline in the “Avengers” movies. This movie was estimated to make $100-110 million in its opening weekend. However, more recent predictions suspect that the movie will make closer to $125 million.

This is the seventeenth movie in the Marvel cinematic universe. The last “Thor” movie, “Thor: The Dark World,” was released in 2013, and this film was confirmed a year later in 2014.  “Thor: Ragnarök” is set to hit theaters on Nov. 3.

Paige Rogers
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