This Marvel entry earns a respectable 4 Icees.  This entry into the Marvel franchise is very good.  I truly enjoyed myself.  However, throughout the movie I kept thinking it just didn’t feel right.  It felt like off.

Chris Hemsworth once again played the hero and played it well.  As always, Tom Hiddleston as Loki was a delight to watch.  Mark Ruffalo presented a softer, more interspective Hulk (eh… not sure how I feel about that).  One bright spot for sure was Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Her character is fearless and she plays it well. I even enjoyed Cate Blanchette as Hela.  She gave one Hela performance (sorry, had to do it).  I also like that Idris Elba got to do a bit more than be a glorifed doorman. There was quite a bit of action, a lot of humor (more on that in a moment) and

So why did I think it just didn’t feel right?  Well, I knew what it was but I just didn’t want to admit it. I enjoy both the DC version of movies, which is a darker tone, and also the Marvel movies which are much lighter.  However, this movie took “light” too far in my opinion.  The Thor movies have always been the “darkest” of the Marvel Cinema Universe and I get they wanted to lighten it up but I believe this was an over-correction.  Don’t get me wrong.  Like I said before, I truly enjoyed myself.  I just wish they hadn’t taken it over the edge.  Jeff Goldblum’s character was a prime example of this.  He was too over the top in my opinion.  But for the character they wanted portrayed, Jeff was definitely the guy to do it.

In short, if you like Marvel movies, you will enjoy this one as yet another quality entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  If you think Marvel movies are too “why would they make jokes while fighting”, then this movie may frustrate you a bit more than normal.  Personally, I fall somewhere in-between.

There is a scene about a third of the way through the credits and another at the end of them.

Enjoy….