Review: THOR: RAGNAROK Is The Absurdist Action Comedy The MCU Needed!
Let's begin this review with a wildly speculative statement: Thor was NOBODY'S favorite Avenger. Despite the impressive charisma and costume destroying physique of Chris Hemsworth, the character just never clicked. His solo movies fell firmly into Marvel's B-material and his presence in the Avengers films was overshadowed by everyone else on the team (except Hawkeye). This put Marvel in a position where they had nothing to lose by going a little crazy. So when the studio hired celebrated Kiwi director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), it seemed like an idea just crazy enough to work. Not since Iron Man 3 has the studio thrown caution to the wind and put a film in the hands of an auteur director. A series of online shorts featuring the misadventures of Thor and his roommate Darryl made us realize there might be more to the character than we realized. Thor: Ragnarok had the potential to do for the character what Winter Soldier did for Captain America; turn a second-fiddle superhero into a star.