Okay. Before we wade into this, let's get a few things out of the way.
Yes, I'm a bit of a Marvel fanboy. I've been a fan of the comics since I was a kid, obsessed over their pantheon of heroes, and devote a solid portion of my income to supporting their new cinematic revolution.
Let's also, as adults, acknowledge that Marvel has earned their time in the sun.
With an uncomfortable surplus of gritty, grimy reboots of classic heroes, Marvel has shied away from overt realism in favor of colorful displays of magic and mischief. It seems to be working, as they have just hit their 17th Number One slot...in a row!
Thor: Ragnarok is not just a fun movie, it's proof that even a tried-and-true formula can be shaken up once in a while.
Director Taika Watiti threw out the book on how to make a superhero movie. According to some interviews, as much as 80% of the dialogue was improvised. The color pallet is somewhere between LSD trip and that food fight scene from Hook. It's laugh out loud funny, heartbreaking, and still works in the great Marvel Cinematic Universe.
If you couldn't tell, I freaking loved this movie.
With $121 Million in box office returns for opening weekend (domestic), Thor is already on track to be one of the most succesful films of the MCU. It deserves your attention, and your dollars.