Review: 'Thor: Ragnarok' is hilarious, dumb and wonderful

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a gladiatorial fight against an old friend. Now, he’ on a quest for survival. USA TODAY (Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) “Thor: Ragnarok” is a blast, pure and simple. Purists — yes, they exist — will carp and moan that the story doesn’t take the Cinematic Universe seriously enough. (Note: If you refer to it as the " Cinematic Universe," maybe you are the one taking it too seriously.) To this bunch, the crack of a smile is too close to an admission that at heart these movies are about men and in tights fighting incomprehensible battles against unlikely enemies who … WAIT, WHAT’S THAT? I CAN’T HEAR YOU BECAUSE I’M LAUGHING TOO HARD. That Loki, ha. What a kidder. Taika Waititi, credits include the “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and the flat- brilliant “What We Do in the Shadows,” brings his quirky comic sensibility to the film, which is most welcome. But he also gets genuinely terrific performances of all the , who actually seem to be having . Imagine. Chris Hemsworth stars in "Thor: Ragnarok." (Photo: Walt […]

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