Third time really is the charm. After a couple of
misguided attempts to bring Thor to the screen,
Marvel has finally given the God of Thunder his due.
The solution? Make it a comedy (one that’s funny).
This version hugely benefits from a complete
tonal one-eighty, thanks to Taika Waititi – the Kiwi
comedian who gave us one of last year’s best
surprises (and a Rex favourite) in Hunt for the
Wilderpeople and an earlier Rex fave: What We Do
in The Shadows.
Chris (triple biceps) Hemsworth once again wields
the mighty hammer, Mjölnir; except he doesn’t.
The Goddess of Death, Hela (wonderfully wicked
Cate Blanchett) big sister to Thor and Loki (Tom
Hiddelston) and all-round harbinger of destruction,
obliterates his tool, and sends the pair hurtling into
the far reaches of the galaxy, as she plots…
It’s Gladiator meets Heavy Metal (minus the breasts)
as our hero finds himself captured and forced to
fight in a galactic arena run by Jeff Goldblum in
vertical blue lipstick.
How will he get back home to save his people?
A certain angry, green friend might be the key. It’s
colourful, daft, and huge fun. (Jack Whiting)
So don’t be sniffy, don’t miss.