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Thor: Ragnarok | 2017 | PG-13 | - 3.6.4

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) undertakes a mission to save his planet and his people from certain destruction with many distractions and enemies, and that includes members of his own family. Also with Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Taika Waititi. [2:10]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A very large man transforms to his human form and we see him with a large piece of clothing wrapped around his waist (bare chest, abdomen and back are shown). A very large man is shown in a hot tub (we see his chest) and when he gets out of the tub another man looks away making a reference to his nudity and we see the large man's abdomen, back and buttocks. Two women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders. A young boy is shown wearing a wrap around his waist and we see his bare chest and abdomen. A woman wears a skin-tight outfit with cutouts on the shoulders and sides revealing some flesh throughout the movie. We see paintings of women wearing low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage. Several women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage. An unconscious man is bathed by a few women after a fight and we see his bare chest and abdomen to the hips; when he stands up we also see his back. A man talks to another man about having an intimate relationship. A reference is made to someone being seductive.
 A man grabs his crotch a few times and another man asks him what he is doing; he replies that the man whose pants he is wearing wore them too tight. A portal is referred to as "Devil's anus." A reference is made to a man using a flying vessel for his orgies and a man says, "Don't touch anything."

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is touched with a stick that kills him: we see the man melt into a pile of goo and we see him smoking as another man next to him complains of the smell. A woman is pulled out of a crowd in a square and an executioner raises his sword over her but he is interrupted. A man and a woman fight and the woman strikes the man, taking out his eye (we see the darkened socket).
 A woman fights many soldiers with knives, axes and spears killing them all; she strangles one man and drops him to the ground, she is run through with a sword but recovers (we see blade go through her abdomen) and one man is stabbed and he falls back onto a spear (we see him impaled; no blood is shown). A man with two large guns shoots many guards trying to board a flying vessel, they fall off and into water and onto a bridge; the man continues to fight the guards until he is stabbed in the chest and falls dead. Men and women with knives and swords fight guards with swords on a long bridge (we see and hear slashing with no visible blood) and a giant dog charges toward them. A woman uses weapons on her flying vessel to shoot many people on the ground and then throws one final man that charges toward her. A woman throws knives into two men (we see them dead with the blades sticking out of their chest). Several people (including children) run through a forest chased by evil guards (they grunt and growl like wolves) until another man with a sword fights them off (we hear slashing and one is cut in half with blood visible). A very large man and a giant dog fight on a bridge, and they fall off the bridge and into water where the dog bites the man's leg and holds him under water; the dog then falls over a waterfall.
 The floor of a cage drops out and a man inside the cage falls out and dangles by a chain that wraps around him as a giant flaming demon with a sword talks to him and moves toward him; the man breaks out of his chains, many smaller demons attack him and he fights them with a heavy hammer and punches until the giant demon shoots flames at him and the man hits the demon in the head with his hammer knocking a horned helmet off its head. A man breaks through a cave roof and is followed by a flaming creature with large teeth (it looks like a giant rat) and they fly through the air until the creature nearly has the man in its mouth; they are both taken through a portal and when the creature arrives on a planet it explodes and sprays green goop all over two women and a man (we see the creature dead).
 A woman falls off a bridge when it collapses and a giant glowing demon stabs into the ground repeatedly causing an explosion (presumably destroying her). A man and a very large man fight in an arena in front of many cheering people; one man kicks the other into a wall, the other is struck and crashes into the wall of the arena causing a lot of destruction, and the large man slams the other onto the ground repeatedly like a rag doll; they each use hammers, punches, body slams and one straddles the other on the ground and pounds him in the face repeatedly until he hits him back, throwing him across the arena and he then leaps into the air and crashes down on the other man (the scene ends). Two men and a woman fight in a portal between planets and the two men are thrown out of the portal; they crash on another planet and we see one man covered with large debris but he is OK. A man throws a heavy hammer at a woman, she grabs it and it explodes to pieces. People wearing masks ask a man if he is "fighter or food," and when they decide he is food he fights with several of them until he is caught in a net with tasers that cause him to fall to the ground and quake and the people then pound on him with bats (we hear thuds). A man and a woman fight with daggers. A woman flashes back to a battle where all of her warrior companions were killed (we see one stabbed through the back and we see the blade push through and blood is seen on the faces of the fallen). A giant creature with many teeth roars at two men and a woman tasers it.
 A man flies a vessel through a city chased by other flying vessels that shoot at him; a woman jumps out of the vessel and fights those in the other vessels destroying several; a man is launched out of one vessel and into the other (he lands with a thud and he moans), one vessel crashes into a statue and is destroyed and another flies into a transport portal and dodges debris. A woman holds a flame in her hand, falls into a deep hole and lands on the floor of a tomb where she revives many dead warriors that stand up and roar and their eyes glow green.
 A man wrapped in heavy chains hangs in a cage and we see a skeleton in the cage with him and the skeleton's lower jaw falls off. A hole opens in a sidewalk and a man falls through it. A man throws a heavy hammer that sails through the air back toward him and another man who dodges the hammer before being struck. A man grabs a woman's arm and she holds a knife to his throat. A man pulls two daggers and threatens another man. A man crashes to the floor after falling for a long time (he is unharmed). A man pulls a strand of another man's hair and uses it to open a portal that two men pass through. A taser device is attached to a man's neck and when it is deployed (several times) he quakes and falls to the ground (we see veins on his neck and face). A man is clamped into a chair and cannot move; as the chair moves along a path, a voiceover plays describing the planet as a place for lost and unloved things and when he breaks out of the chair he is tasered and falls to the ground quaking. A man breaks through a window, slides down a roof and jumps across rooftops and then to the ground where he runs. A man throws another man into several guards knocking them down. A man jumps out of a flying vessel and crashes onto a bridge (he moans).
 A man transforms into a glowing cloud of embers (implying death). A man talks about being on a path of death and destruction. Two men talk about another man being in a care home. A woman is referred to as the Goddess of Death. We see paintings of battles and people riding on the backs of giant dog-like creatures. A man talks about a public execution. A man kicks things around a room and a very large man throws things, nearly hitting the other man and they argue.
 We see a planet covered with garbage and more is dumped from the sky into piles; one piece nearly crushes a man on the ground. A man walks into a force field and he is jolted and falls to the floor. A woman guzzles a bottle of beer and falls off a ramp from her vehicle landing hard on the ground (she is OK). An alien being has three heads. A man pleads with another man to not cut his hair.
 A rock monster holds a weapon and complains that there is still blood and hair on it. A rock monster has a friend that is an insect and we see the insect squatting and a pile of pellets are shown on the floor under him; the rock monster asks the insect if that is protoplasm or eggs. A portal is referred to as "Devil's anus."

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LANGUAGE 4 - 2 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (disgusting, weasely, big, green, savage, chaotic, lawless, hideous, baby arms, big child, sad, stupid, traitor, coward, booze-head, evil beings, gross, murderous hag, hot-headed, thick-headed, trash, sparkles, lost and unloved, evil, wizard, crazy, witch, greasy, you've gone quite mad, Goddess of Death), exclamations (shut-up), 2 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God).

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks from a goblet of wine, a woman guzzles a beer from a bottle, a man drinks a glass of alcohol, a woman guzzles a large bottle of alcohol, and a man drinks a large mug of beer that then refills itself.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Heroes, family, secrets, death of loved ones, treason, siblings, imagination, freedom, exile, supremacy, peace, benevolence, revolution, recognition, end of days, betrayal.
MESSAGE - Home is where you make it.
CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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