Now we know where the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) has been for the past couple of years. He crash landed on Sakaar and has been held captive earning the right to stay alive as a gladiator.
But, I get ahead of myself.
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has also been missing from the Marvel Universe, but, as Ragnorok starts, we find our hero in chains at the hands of Surtur (voiced by Clancy Brown).
After some humorous banter, Thor escapes his chains, kills Surtur then heads back to Asgard, only to find that his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) has fled to Norway and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) has taken his place. Yes, Loki is alive! Surprise, surprise. 🙂
Visiting their dying father, thanks to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Loki and Thor learn about the most powerful being they have ever encountered, Hela (Cate Blanchett), their older sister who will finish the destruction of Asgard as soon as Odin passes.
The goal is to get back to Asgard before Hela can destroy it, but, Hela has other plans and Loki and Thor are diverted to Sakaar, a garbage dump city on the edge of the universe, led by the (hilarious and brutal) Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Thor is recruited (that is….held captive and sold to the Grandmaster) by Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to become a gladiator. It is in the first gladiator fight that Thor and Hulk are reunited and…….
To see what happens, you will have to see the movie. You will thank me, as it is terrific. 🙂
“Thor: Ragnarok” is a fantastic re-boot of both Thor and the Hulk and a terrific introduction of Valkyrie. A funny, action-packed, rousing adventure of the highest order. Dammit, Jim, I’m a Doctor…..(yeah, Karl Urban is in it too…) and see if you can spot Matt Damon.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.