(This review may contain spoilers).
When I initially saw the trailer of this movie, I thought it looked like a lot of fun. Plus, I really like Marvel – and Thor is one of my favourite superheroes in the cinematic universe – so I’ve been looking forward to this movie for a long time.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki had always been my favourite character; and he definitely was in this movie, even though he did start to get a bit predictable after a while. But I really enjoyed seeing him and Thor interacting.
I was very disappointed with what happened with the Warriors Three, as I would have liked to see more of them. It was also disappointing not to see anything of Sif in this movie, or even to have a mention of her.
I did like that there were some moments of comedy in this movie, even if there wasn’t as much as I’ve seen in other Marvel movies. I didn’t like Valkyrie very much to begin with, but she did grow on me by the end of the movie.
It was nice to see Hulk with more of a personality outside of being ‘big, mean and green’. In many ways, he came across as very childlike.
I found it interesting to learn more of Hela and get glimpses of her history with Odin. I have to say, though, I didn’t find her nearly as complex a villain as Loki, though.
It was good to see Doctor Strange appear, however briefly, even though that scene didn’t really add anything for those who have been keeping up with the MCU. It was good to see the nods to the other superheroes, even though there were no references to the civil war.
I did really enjoy this movie and I fully intend to buy it when it comes out on DVD. Make sure you stay till the end if you go to see it, though.