Kid Movie Review: Thor Ragnarok

 

Last night Thor Ragnarok opened up and I decided to treat the kids and my nephew to a surprise trip to our local drive in theater to see it.

Next to Black Panther which opens in February and Infinity Wars, I have been eagerly awaiting for this film to come out. The cryptic and often times hilarious tweets from the film’s director Taika Waititi, made my anticipation even stronger as I was curious to see the direction that this film would go.

And I am happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed!

Synopsis

Thor finds himself imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his trusted hammer and on a planet where he literally has to fight to stay alive. Unbeknownst to him this match up will bring him against a former ally and fellow Avenger, the Incredible Hulk. In a race against time to save Asgard and to stop Ragnarok, Thor meets a new foe Hela, who is determined to stop him at every turn.

The Visuals

Without fail this movie delivered. What I love about the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe is how stunning each and every inch of the various planets are. Ragnarok was no different. The vibrant colors left me in awe and wanting more. This film was definitely a steep contrast to what we saw in Thor and Dark World.

Is It Okay For Kids?

The movie is rated PG-13. As with all films, I like to stress that as parents we know our kids better than anyone. Is there violence? Yes. But it is no different that what you would see in any other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are one or two intense fighting scenes towards the end, however, my kids are 9 and 13 and they were okay with seeing it. While my 3 & 4 year old were with us, there weren’t actually watching the film to begin with. (Although they are huge fans of Hulk).

 

Andrew’s Thoughts

“I love Thor’s helmet! That was the one thing I was waiting to see and they did it! The music was really cool but not as cool as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The end left me confused, but I think I am going to take the weekend to try and figure it out. I can’t tell the ending  though. Also make sure you stay for the end credit scenes.”

Of course ten years of Marvel Movies and people STILL leave before the credits are done…I don’t get it.

Do you plan on seeing Thor Ragnarok or have you seen it? If so let me know!

 

Want more deets on the film? Check out these other great reviews for Thor Ragnarok:

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