I took my daughter off to Thor because you’re never to young to be scared by Cate Blanchett.
Thor: Ragnarok has been reviewed by far more clever and geeky comic book nerd types than me so I won’t even attempt to compete with their detailed reviews of how this fits into the Marvel Universe and Norse mythology, but what struck me about Taika Waititi’s incredibly funny movie is the real tenderness he gives the male characters.
I think that Thor: Ragnarok does for positive masculinity what Wonder Woman does for feminism (minus all the problematic issues of Gal Gadot being a fanatical supporter of the Israeli Defence Force). Yes there’s plenty of fighting, space ships and Hulk smashing, but the playful banter between the male characters and the genuine friendship it gives insight to has probably done more to combat toxic masculinity than any other current big studio film.
I don’t hand out 5 stars very often, but this one deserves it.
Brilliant, funny, and a wonderful guide to male friendship with magic hammers.