Thor: Ragnarok solves a problem that has been plaguing Marvel’s cinematic version of the Thunder God from the start. Even when the Avengers worked it out, the standalone Thor films lagged behind, and we were beginning to worry that it would never happen. Thankfully, Ragnarok is here, and with it, they finally realised that everything about Thor – from the concept to the world he inhabits – is slightly ridiculous.
Few filmmakers could be attached to a film based on a J.G. Ballard novel and seem a natural fit. However, very few filmmakers are Ben Wheatley. Now five films into his career, he has already shown an unbelievable talent for taken twisted ideas and turning them into magic. If anything, it would be insane for him not to direct High–Rise.
Beauty and horror, in theory, they are at opposite ends of the spectrum. And yet Guillermo Del Toro has made a career out of weaving these unlikely bedfellows together. Crimson Peak is him indulging his own whims and if nothing else can be said of it, this is a stunning looking film.