THOR: RAG­NAROK (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE | MOVIES -

HAM­MER COMES DOWN, HU­MOUR GOES UP, US, 129 MIN

The third big-screen solo out­ing for Thor sees the burly, bearded bloke in his best form yet. While the movie sup­plies the kind of sprawl­ing ac­tion spec­ta­cle Marvel is renowned for, it is also a sly, dry com­edy packed with dead­pan punch­lines and ab­surd sight gags. The good-na­tured goofi­ness to the fore is the hand­i­work of New Zealand film­maker Taika Waititi ( Hunt for the Wilder­peo­ple). When Waititi and an en­thu­si­as­tic cast – led by Aus­tralian duo Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Cate Blanchett as his evil older sister Hela – get the laughs go­ing on a roll, the movie’s charm is ir­re­sistible.

KARL UR­BAN AND CATE BLANCHETT PLAY THE BADDIES IN THOR: RAG­NAROK, A FILM SUP­PLY­ING PLENTY OF AC­TION BUT ALSO PLENTY OF DRY HU­MOUR.

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