Annlyel continues her series focussing on the best moment from every instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe continuing with Thor and Hulk’s buddy adventure
Before Thor: Ragnarok I was NOT a Thor fan. I watched Thor in 2011. I wasn’t a fan. I vaguely knew about Thor: The Dark World but I hadn’t taken the time to see it yet. And while Thor was a member of The Avengers I found him less interesting than the least superhero of the team, Hawkeye.
So imagine my surprise when I went to watch Thor: Ragnarok and came away from the film utterly astounded and ridiculously satisfied. With a brand new cast of characters, a new look for Thor, and the first major female villain in the franchise, Thor: Ragnarok would take a character that was easily viewed to have one of the weakest storylines in the MCU and turn him into a quick fan favorite.
I love this movie. From its fantastic use of humor to its riveting action scenes and finally the fun new characters Thor: Ragnarok is a true gem among superhero films. To try to pick a favorite moment out of so many incredible moments is going to be very difficult but I’m going to try.
Let’s see, what’s the best moment of Thor: Ragnarok? Well, there are so many that I could choose from but I think the best moment of the film is definitely when Thor realizes his true power.
He’s on the brink of death and Hela is relishing his weakness. With one eye already gone and his hammer shattered into powerless chunks Thor almost seems feeble. His father, in his weakening state, arrives to remind him of his true power and Thor heeds his words. Summoning a massive bolt of lightning Thor knocks Hela away before returning to help his friends paired with the epic “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin.
This scene is easily the greatest Thor moment just after his EPIC save-the-day moment in Avengers: Infinity War and with his fellow allies also kicking butt there’s no doubt that it is, in my opinion, the best moment in Thor: Ragnarok.
I’d also like to give a shoutout to the part with Thor when he first reaches Sakaar with “Golden Ticket/Pure Imagination” playing as the robot narrates his horrifying experience as he was strapped to the chair. Ha! Hilarious. I love that scene.
And can we all give applause to Valkyrie for replacing Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster? First off, she’s so much cooler and secondly, she makes more sense in the context of Thor’s world. How many more times could Jane Foster, a regular human scientist, get dragged into Thor’s Asgardian affairs? It wasn’t working.
Wow, I’m excited because the next film is Black Panther. That’s going to be fun.
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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!