AGPerson’s review published on Letterboxd:
I know i’m going to catch heat for this, but here goes!
For a film that includes Tessa Thompson being an absolute badass, Hulk fighting a giant wolf and a demon, and even Jeff Goldblum, one would assume Thor: Ragnarok would be a lot more entertaining
This is a perfect example of style taking precedence over substance, and even then, i’m not a fan of the style
To start, this is the same journey as both Iron Man 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, plus Hela isn’t a particularly interesting villain, although Blanchett does a great job with her
There are some funny moments, as after all, it is an MCU film, but the humor pretty much makes it a completely tone-deaf film. Yes, Asgard isn’t a place, it’s the people. Nevertheless, watching the world you’ve grown up on and existed in for thousands of years literally implode shouldn’t be undercut by a joke. There’s no impact in a situation that should be massive
I enjoy Waititi and his direction in this at times, but I just don’t think this is the story he should have been given. Perhaps with another IP it would have fit much better
And yes, this is the best Thor film, only due to it being a competent piece of filmmaking and one that isn’t an absolute chore to get through