Thor: Ragnarok (2/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 130 minutes.
Maybe every other
American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will
think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is
whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence.
This movie, and all
the rest of the Marvel Superhero movies, is a monument to American
entertainmentís devotion to nonsensical movies aimed at the intellect of
a subnormal 13 year old boy. This film is so absurd and contrary to any
notion of intelligent story-telling in movies that stimulate the brain
that it doesnít deserve anything more than whatís written here.
But Iíll go on
anyway. This is obviously intended to be a comedy that doesnít take
itself seriously. My question is how could anybody ever take any of
these imbecilic Superhero movies seriously? This one has nothing in it
but special effects, most of which are unbelievable, and I do not use
that word as a compliment. For instance, when it finally lost me
irrevocably is when the protagonists are being chased through the air on
their airships by other airships. They are travelling at enormous
speeds. One of them (who does not have the superhero power of flight)
gets out of her ship and jumps through the air from her ship to one of
the pursuing ships. They are travelling at what appears to be warp
speed. Everything that came before had been absurd but for some reason
this just really did it for me. How can people with fully matured brains
sit for more than two hours and watch stuff like this over and over and
over again? There is not even a scintilla of tension.
The film is full of
violence, even though itís intended to be a comedy. But Thor (Chris
Hemsworth) takes it all with a smile, even when heís faced with violent
death time after time. He takes a beating every time and still comes up
The bad guy is Cate
Blanchett. Words fail me that someone who thinks sheís a premier actress
would spend time in junk like this. But money is money and thatís what
drives Hollywood and most of its inhabitants. So we get more of this
drivel and no more All About Eves.