Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“Thor: Ragnarok” opens with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in chains, he then suffers a terrible personal loss, has his beloved hammer destroyed and becomes a prisoner on a strange planet where his buddy Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) is also imprisoned. Thor discovers life-changing truths about Asgard and recruits a Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to help battle his evil sister Hela, Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett), in a race against time to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of Asgard and save his people. Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblume also star.
The PG-13 is for mild language, adolescent bathroom humor, scenes of drinking, intense action and mostly gore-free, non-graphic, sci-fi violence, which makes it best for mature pre- teens to adults. This is the funniest, quirkiest, less serious and most fun of Marvel’s series about Thor – and it succeeds, epically, on many levels – similar to “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Hemsworth makes Thor more than likable proving he has comedic skills to go with his Thor muscles as he evolves into the Great King he will become. Blanchet is brilliant as villain Hela who commands every scene she’s in. But it’s the entire cast that makes the movie work; including Benedict Cumerbatch (in a small scene) and hilarious cameos by Matt Damon, Sam Neill and Luke Hemsworth (yes he’s his brother!) “Ragnarok” has demons, a giant dog, ugly creatures, the Goddess of Death, sword and sorcery, gladiator combat, a lovable rock character, spaceships, incredible CGI, super cool magic from Doctor Strange and a killer theme for Thor using Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”. I had the best time, laughed out loud and absolutely loved “Thor: Ragnarok” – it’s a triumphant in this universe and beyond!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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