This film arguably perfectly reinvents the fan favourite character of Thor, creating a fun and different story in comparison to its previous two past films of the franchise. Thor and Thor: The Dark World, are notably disappointments compared to the other films in the MCU. The two did not do great in the box office and audiences did not respond well to either, especially Thor: The Dark World. So what were we to expect of Thor: Ragnarok?
This cast of returning favourites Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo mixed with new favourites like Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldbloom and Cate Blanchett make this film what it is. Especially, under the direction of such a creative writer and director as Taika Waititi. He offers a fresh new take on the character under the request of Chris Hemsworth. Hemsworth was bored by the character, of the long blond hair, cape, and of the hammer. He was stuck playing a repetitive character who didn’t show a lot of depth. Which is shown in comparison to his Avengers counterparts of Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. If it wasn’t for Taika Waititi’s new take arguably, Hemsworth would be leaving Marvel alongside his counterparts Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. after Avengers: Endgame.
The soundtrack! Led Zeppelin in a Thor movie? Who would have thought how smoothly that would work other than Taika Waititi, the brains of the operation. The use of the immigrant song is so perfect and definitely helps to create the most memorable scenes in the movie. Especially, how the song’s use in the beginning sets the tone for the new Thor franchise.
The change in the character is represented through the fall of Asgard and the change in Thor’s appearance. By shifting the film to Sakar instead of Asgard, and then returning to a fallen Asgard it shows how the old Thor is gone. This is also seen when all of Thor’s friends have been killed off following Hela’s return to Asgard. This movie is the spark of the drastic change in Thor’s life that continues throughout the next two Avengers installments. For example, his brother Loki’s death and introduction of ‘Storm breaker’ in Infinity War and the introduction of New Asgard on Earth and leaving with the Guardians of the Galaxy in Endgame.