Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett
Director: Taika Waititi
Story: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jak Kirby
Screenplay: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost
Producer: Kevin Feige
Production company: Marvel Studios
Music director: Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematographer: Javier Aguirresarobe
Editors: Joel Negron, Zene Baker
Release date: 03-11-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 10mins
Genre: Action, Comedy
Thor gets to know that his father is no longer in Asgard while he’s on an another mission. Along with Loki, Thor gets to know his father’s location. But all of a sudden, Hela who is an evil queen conquers Asgard by using her powers. How Thor and his super-hero team save Asgard and its people forms the remaining story.
Taika Waititi’s direction is smart and few of his ideas in the making is clever. Script writers have made a strong base to the key structure by giving importance to lot of sub-plots. Characters are also very powerful, even some cameo artists are given solid roles to play within the story line. Screenplay writers provides plenty of high moments to revolve around the flow, also the equal share of action & humor are great strengths. Dialogues are on point, they make proper sense and the comedy ones does the drill too. Chris Hemsworth utilizes his weightage by out-performing everyone else. Mark Ruffalo steals the attention as the rocking Hulk. Tom Hiddleston and Tessa Thompson are also impressive with the given substances. Cate Blanchett is bold and efficient enough as the evil princess to tackle the heroes, her characterization has sketched well. Little cute romance between Tessa and Chris enlightens the light moment of the film. Production value is huge, hence the art direction and the sets are exceptional, also instantly blows up the mind. Javier Aguirresarobe’s camera work is spectacular, his vision is just surprising in few scenes, kudos to the location hunters too. Editing is neat throughout the movie with no big errors. Stunt choreography is amazing, as the action scenes are high on top especially in the start, mid and final portions. Visual effects is superb, the experience it carries leaves us speechless. Costumes, special accessories and hair-style are also good for everyone. Sounding is made on an effortless manner, it feels so real while watching it in the ‘IMAX’. Matt Damon’s cameo and Dr.Strange’s special appearance are a few which deserves a special mention. Fun factor is in loads, as the comedy is induced at least once in every 10mins. The fight sequences bundled with fresh ideas make us scream. Opening sequences, Hulk’s intro scene, random surprises and the quirky climax portion gives an wholesome experience to the viewers.
Stan Lee’s arrival is not so pleasing, as the situation is not on the believable mark. Except the first and last scene, Mark Mothersbaugh’s background score fails to help the movie because nowhere the music tends to elevate the flow. Film became easily predictable after a point, exactly after the villain’s second scene where she opens up her intentions along with her backstory to a small kingdom’s ruler. After a quick start, it became sluggish during the middle parts at the Grand Master’s kingdom. Also the over exposure of the Grand Master, that is giving him a long introduction, some unwanted build-up for his warrior who the audience are already in aware of, and later the escape episode offers some dragging feel. Idris Elba’s role is somewhat weak, may due to his less screen space. Karl Urban’s character is the most annoying part of the movie, acting like being on the evil queen’s side is so visible, revealing a twist like thing that too in the ending is just an artificial move. 3D effect is just not up to the level, it just couldn’t enhance the superior cinematography & wonderful VFX. There are two credit scenes as usual but neither of them satisfies staying on the positive side, both are shockingly disappointing.
High voltage entertainer packed with smart direction, strong technicalities, solid script and superior visuals.
Movie Rating – 3/ 5.
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