Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13, 2017): You don’t think of superheroes as being plucky underdogs. I mean, it’s right there in their descriptor, right? They’re super! They’re heroes! But Thor: Ragnarok gives us several who break from the mold made for them and go off-script. Take Hulk, who was in his element as fearsome gladiator on the trashy planet of Sakaar. Instead, he and alter-ego Bruce Banner leave the planet’s relative luxury to help friend Thor. Valkyrie was parceling out her life in a haze of booze and bounty hunting until she, too, found a higher purpose. And Loki — well, one of the Marvel universe’s most memorable villains turns good one more time. Even Thor himself undergoes a radical change. He loses his hammer, his hair and even an eye along the way, and he becomes something we might never have anticipated in his first movie: a king. (You’ll have to wait until June 5 to see Ragnarok on Netflix.)
7 Movies that encourage kids to break the mold (in the best of ways)
Disney | Marvel
Paul Asay - published on 06/02/18
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