It’s never a good sign when a highly anticipated, mega-budget summer movie is so dull that you’d rather take a nap.
The timely issues of gender, identity, race, and class are squandered in a bland, boring wrapper.
At best, this feels like a project that would be better suited as a direct to video release.
This outrageous film is a frenzy of social satire that’s as disheveled as it is provocative, and it’s a strong, audacious effort from a fresh and progressive new voice in cinema.
There are allusions to the ritual of spirituality and the doctrine of science, from sinners to global warming to feminism to gender roles. The aspirations are grand, but what does it all mean?
“Thor: Ragnarok” is big and loud, but at least it’s not dumb — and that makes all the difference.