When I saw Thor: Ragnarok in theatres, the film easily became one of my favourite Marvel films to date and I couldn’t wait to see it again and again. Cut to a few months later and the film is now available on Blu-ray and digital.
Thor: Ragnarok is easily one of the funniest, colourful and ridiculously fun Marvel film to date. The film’s Blu-ray is packed with extras that’ll keep you entertained for hours (at least a few).
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor 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 homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first, he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Video is where Thor: Ragnarok really shines, it’s visually stunning. Every scene is crisp and full of detail and lots of colour, compared to the gritty tones of past Thor films. Even though, I only viewed the standard Blu-ray, Thor: Ragnarok is also available on 4K Blu-ray.
Everything from the clothes the characters are wearing to the skin textures, you can really see the detail because of the overall lighter tones and lighting. The most colourful part of the film is when it takes place on Sakaar, which a big chunk on the film takes place, is one of the most colourful locales featured in a Marvel film.
When it comes to audio, you can really hear every detail in the film, for a more fluid audio experience. The soundtrack in the film is great with the kind of cosmic notes and 80s influence, it really goes well with the colourful tone of the film. Whether it’s the sound of Thor’s hammer flying to the sounds of the crowd during Thor and Hulk’s battle against each other.
The Thor: Ragnarok Blu-ray comes with a good amount of extras. One of the highlights of the bonus features is the director’s audio commentary of the film with Taika Waititi, his commentary is one of the funniest and insightful commentaries that I’ve heard in a film. There’s even a little cameo from Waititi’s two-year-old daughter.
Some other bonus features on the Blu-ray include, deleted scenes which include an extended version of Thor’s meeting with The Grandmaster, Stupid Avenger vs. Tiny Avenger, Grandmaster and Topaz, Skurge Finds Heimdall and Hulk Chases Thor Through Sakaar.
You’ll also find the usual gag reel and there’s a new installment of the Team Darryl, where The Grandmaster becomes Darryl’s new housemate. There are featurettes about Hela and Valkyrie as well as about Sakaar and what it was like for director, Taika Waititi to play Korg in the film.
There’s even a small featurette looking back at the first ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with Iron Man in 2008.
There is also a featurette about some of the film’s comic book story influences, Thor’s history in previous films and even some 8-bit sequences of the Sakaar Spaceship Battle and the Final Bridge Battle.
There are enough bonus features on the Thor: Ragnarok Blu-ray to keep fans content an hour or two but nothing too crazy.
Overall, Thor: Ragnarok is a really fun and colourful movie. It’s one of the better Marvel films and is a dramatic tonal shift from previous Thor films. Even though the Blu-ray may be lacking a bit in the bonus material department, it has enough. I would highly recommend the film, especially if you’re a fan of Taika Waititi’s work and Marvel films in general.
- Funny dialogue and fun to watch
- Visually stunning and colourful
- Detailed audio
- The director audio commentary is one of the funniest to date
- Bonus features will keep you entertained but not for too long