"Thor: Ragnarok" hit the big screens on November 2, 2017 and has had the box office booming ever since. With a 96% rating, it is safe to say this newest Marvel development is the best of the movie series. Here are some reasons as to why the movie is raking it in at the box office.


From the very first scene in the movie, to the very last, the comedy integrated in the lines of this movie does not stop. Even though there is a ton of comedic moments despite the seriousness of the situations they're joking about, having humor in the serious situations is the funniest part.

The art of making jokes -- especially references to other movie moments -- keeps the audience laughing throughout the entire movie.


Voiced by the director, Taika Waititi, Korg is arguably the best lead character in the film. He is a kind-hearted, ex-Kronan warrior who provides support and friendship to the main characters. With brief appearances in other Marvel classics like "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" -- released in 2017 -- Korg was not an expected character. But, throughout the movie, he is the biggest source of laughter.

Racial diversity

Tessa Thompson plays a powerful, female solider in the new release; having a lead, female character -- who is also depicted as strong -- is a rarity for women of color.

Marvel is moving toward a more diverse cast to counteract the rest of Hollywood; with the creation of the new "Black Panther" movie. With a primarily African-American cast, Marvel is taking big steps toward being different and outspoken with their casting choices.


Without giving away any major storyline points, this movie ties up two previously loose ends in the Marvel world.

About half an hour into the film, the Bruce Banner disappearance mystery from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is solved very clearly and very well. Then, the storyline ties up loose ends from "Thor: The Dark World" as it is a continuation of this movie series; if you're a fan of post-credit scenes and not the biggest fan of cliffhangers, you will find relief from this blockbuster.


The only negative thing to say about this movie that only extreme comic fans will catch is the changing of the main villain's story. The change still makes for a great cinematic experience, but if you want full authenticity, you may be disappointed. With the emergence of Hela, the main female villain, Thor and Loki forge an even closer bond.