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|Genre:||Adventure, Fantasy, Action|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 130 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
Thunder God Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has a problem: By the death of his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) his firstborn Hela (Cate Blanchett), goddess of death, was freed from her prison. Now she sees herself not only as a legitimate heir to the throne, but also strives to subjugate the entire universe. Thror must, of course, prevent that. But when he tries to get to Asgard before Hela, he lands on the planet Sakaar. On this inhospitable garbage planet he not only meets his half brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) again. He is also thrown into the Gladiator Arena by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), the ruler of Sakaar, to face the most powerful of all fighters. He's an old acquaintance, though: Hulk!
Probably inspired by the great success of the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, Thor is now allowed to be more colorful and funny in his third solo adventure than his two predecessors. "Thor: Day of Decision" entertains with wonderful dialogues and wonderfully bizarre ideas, which the New Zealander Taika Waititi ("5 room kitchen coffin") has implemented with refreshing ease. The fact that the whole thing also works well in the more action-packed and serious moments, however, proves that the studio proved a very good hand in choosing the director. But it is not only Waititi that has ensured that this has become Thor's best cinema appearance to date.
The actors also contribute considerably to this. Chris Hemsworth is a self-mocking, self-mockery enthusiast, while Cate Blanchett, the diabolical goddess of death, is a joy to play, making Hela one of the best opponents in the Marvel universe to date. Watching her conjure up Ragnarök - the Twilight of the Gods - is simply great fun. And then, of course, there is the wonderfully weird Jeff Goldblum, the unbeatable Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and Tom Hiddleston, who has become the secret star of Thor movies. This already good ensemble is supported by newcomer Tessa Thompson, who fits much better to Thor's side than Natalie Portman, as well as by Idris Elba, whose performance is short, but more important, than in the previous movies.
Addicted, there's not really much new in the movie. The effects are first class, the tempo rapid and the action thrilling. But the only really big surprise are the amusing guest appearances, which of course should not be revealed here. Nevertheless, even if the story lacks originality, it is not its implementation. "Thor: Day of Decision" does justice to the genre of comic-strip filming in every respect. The film is a colourful adventure that takes itself just seriously enough not to degenerate into a flat laughing stock. Taika Waititi has staged a great cinematic fun, which has given his hero an extra scoop of coolness by dealing with the genre with a wink of the eye. And Hulk's never been so great at the movies as he is here. Even though his solo films have not been convincing so far, he is unbeatable as a sidekick in the truest sense of the word.
Who likes the Marvel Cinema universe and appreciates the humor of the "Guardians" will love "Thor: Day of Decision" guaranteed. That's what it's all about: Absolutely worth seeing!
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