Taika Waititi directs Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson in this sci-fi comedy where the banished superhero Thunder god finds himself teaming up with the Hulk, a drunk Valkyrie and his always treacherous brother to take down the God of Death.
Jaunty but forgettable instapop nonsense. Waititi bring some cracking gags and a vivid sense of colour to Marvel’s dullest mythology. But also a bittiness that means it often feel like you are watching a sketch show rather than a grand adventure narrative. Plus points – loads of beautiful design, its the kind of film where even the one shot extras look like the greatest action figures ever, a nice hour of The Hulk, glitching Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson has fun while her star rises. Negative penalties – Loki has been overused and played out, I’m struggling to remember an action sequence, all the checking back in with Cate Blanchett’s Hela… where… nothing… happens… slowly… There is an hour without the Hulk. As a one off entertainment this delivers. More Hulk please.
Top 10 Marvel Movies
1. X Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2. X Men (2000)
3. X Men 2 (2003)
4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)