by Kelly Lee
ALNM Rating: 4.5/5
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins
Available to watch: wherever you can purchase or stream movies
Review: Thor: Ragnarok was an unexpected surprise for me. Not only was it funny and action-packed, but it helped us see a new side of Thor and the history of his beloved homeland of Asgard. Not to be outdone by Wonder Woman, this film also brought in Valkyrie, a strong-willed female character who not only can take care of herself, but can also help the men out if they’re really flailing. She brought a wit and sense of empowerment to all the women watching the movie. Also for me, it was exciting to see Thor interact with Hulk and Dr. Strange, two characters I know little about. Perhaps what stood out the most to me was Hela, played by Cate Blanchett. She was another female character that knew how to kick some butt and Cate Blanchett really brought her evilness to a whole new level. No one could deny that Hela was just as scary as any male villain that there could have been. As comic book movies delve more and more into female and minority characters, it is fun to watch everyone get behind their favorite character no matter what their gender or race may be.