Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Third Thor Film a Gift from the Gods

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Third Thor Film a Gift from the Gods

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WHEN Chris Hemsworth first appeared as Thor, he probably had no idea just how big a ride he was in for as the muscled God of Thunder.

While the first movie was a ton of fun in 2011, the sequel The Dark World in 2013 while successful, was a bit of a drag. Now, in 2017, has the four years away from the character given Thor a new lease on life?

Far away from Earth and his home world of Asgard, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld.

If he fails, then it will mean the end of Asgardian civilisation at the hands of an all-powerful new threat -- the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett) who plans to start with Asgard, then dominate the universe once again.

Returning to the franchise are Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Heimdall (Idris Elba), Mark Ruffalo (Dr Banner/Hulk) and a couple of great new characters.

Mixing old characters with the new gives this latest sequel an air of familiarity but with added fun, especially when you throw in the likes of Jeff Goldblum, who is having a total blast, and a host of cameos you won't see coming. …

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