Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins
After learning about a prophesied apocalypse, Thor returns to Asgard, where he must face Hela, his big sister and the goddess of death. Taika Waititi, offbeat Kiwi director, brings some much needed lightness and humour to this Marvel franchise. I’ve always found Thor a wonderful character, especially in The Avengers movies, but I have never warmed up to Asgard, a fantasy universe which resembles a cheap video game whenever the characters are not at the centre of events. Cate Blanchett, an intriguing casting choice for Hela, gives a disappointingly clichéd performance.