Three is a number dear to the heart of Kiwi director Taika Waititi, as he referenced (here, here, and here) in a series of tweets during promo for his epic movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, debating the cinematic conventions of the rule of thirds vs golden ratio in shot composition.
It is only fitting then that he should take the helm for the third film about the Lord, sorry, God of Thunder, Thor Ragnarok, and he has steered the project into hilarious and visually stunning territory.
Incorporating his own favourite 80s icons, including Tron and Jeff Goldblum, Waititi has crafted a blockbuster comedy superhero film that will be cherished for generations.
Two Australian actors, namely Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Cate Blanchett as Hela the Goddess of Death are truly excellent and Waititi has assembled a top cast, including himself as Korg, a rock monster, and HFTW’s Paula – Rachel House – as Topaz, the lieutenant to Goldblum’s Grandmaster.
The films other standout star isTessa Thompson as Valkyrie: A tough, hard-drinking bounty hunter who works for the Grandmaster with noticeable nods to Terminator’s Sarah Connor.
There are a host of great cameos that are best off coming as a surprise, so don’t dilly-dally, go see this on the big screen now!
If you have a good sense of humour this may well be the funniest film of the year. I can’t wait to see it again.
4 & 1/2 Stars – “Tremendously Funny, Joyous Fun.”