This is the story of the continuing sibling rivalry of Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the heirs of Asgard’s throne. However, a third dimension is added to it this time. Thor and Loki also had an elder sister, the goddess of death, called Hela (Cate Blanchett). She has been kept under lock and key by their father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). While Thor is dealing with the fire demon Surtur (Voice of Clancy Brown), his brother Loki has been impersonating Odin in Asgard, sending his father to Earth. Thor exposes him and both travel to Earth to locate their father. With the help of another super hero character Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) they get to meet their father in Norway who informs them that Hela is now free and she wants to take over Asgard as her right and rule over the universe using her evil powers. Odin dies after that. Loki and Thor fight with Hela but she is too strong for them and she even destroys Thor’s hammer. She finally reaches Asgard and is all set to acquire the powers she needs to rule the universe. Thor, Loki, with the help of another super hero character Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and an Asgardian Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who has an old score to settle with Hela, set off to save Asgard and the universe from the lurking menace.
It’s an enjoyable and engaging sci-fi comedy. The emphasis is on self-deprecating humor and that’s what saves the day for the film. It has run of the mill CGI extravaganza. Even the plot of the film follows the standard genre template and offers nothing new to viewers. It’s a competent job done. It does not set any benchmarks in terms of its storytelling or cinematic value and importance. Its background score is noteworthy. The top line ensemble cast of the film also makes it an interesting watch.
The films based on Marvel characters have their fan base, which won’t be disappointed by ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.