Thor: Ragnarock Blu-ray Review
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) – and grapple with his silver-tongued adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the fierce warrior Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and the eccentric Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum).
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Run time: 130 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is by far one of my favorite films in the MCU. It is funny, it has stunning visuals, great chemistry between ALL the characters, but at times it felt a bit out of character.
The ‘Thor’ movie series started off pretty decent, the sequel was a tad worse than the first, so I was afraid that the third installment would suffer the same fate. I was wrong. ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is the best in the ‘Thor’ movie series.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is an incredible experience. Right from the start, you chuckle with all the gags and it’s clear that the movie is playing itself for laughs for the most part. But, and this is the key factor in the movie, when things are serious, the movie is completely serious and poignant. This creates a consistent and really marvelous cinematic experience, and the best part, it’s for all the family to see. As a really good superheroes movies really should be. Superheroes movies, at heart, are about fun, doing the right thing and having good times.
The movie has been lauded by all the critics and spectators, and really deserves all the praise. A movie experience completely recommended. Perhaps the finest effort so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and gives hope to continue in this trend
Movie Quality: 9.5/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. With each passing ‘Thor’ movie we get more and more stylistic film that makes the world of Asgard look even more realistic. The color palette really pops off the screen, and never disappoints one bit. Black levels provide some excellent depth as if ripped out of the pages of the ‘Thor’ comic book. Scenes up close and when the camera pans away show provide stunning details. Then when everything goes to hell and it turns into a war torn world, the high def takes yet another step up that will impress.
Print Quality: 9.5/10
The audio is presented in a DTS HD-MA 5.1 mix. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of action panning from each speaker in the rears. It sounded as if there were all kinds of objects ricocheting off of the walls in the room. Bass was punchy as it shows with the amount of blasts and explosions. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.
Audio Quality: 9.5/10
- Audio Commentary with Director Taika Waititi
- Director Intro [HD]
- Getting In Touch With Your Inner Thor [HD]
- Unstoppable Women: Hela & Valkyrie [HD]
- Finding Korg [HD]
- Sakaar: On the Edge of the Known and Unknown [HD]
- Journey Into Mystery [HD]
- Gag Reel [HD]
- Team Darryl [HD]
- Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years – The Evolution of Heroes [HD]
- Deleted Scenes [HD]
- 8-Bit Sequences [HD]
Special Features: 8/10
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ was the type of film i was expecting since i first saw the trailer, it gave me what i wanted and more, it was funny, is was an incredible experience, and i truly recommend that you watch it even if you are not a big comic book movie fan.
Overall Rating: 9/10