After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok catches up with the God of Thunder after his absence from Marvel’s last big team-up movie, Civil War. Returning his brother Loki to Asgard, Thor’s hammer is destroyed by Hela, the Goddess of Death. Weakened, he is cast out and held captive on Sakaar, where he is given a haircut and put into a gladiatorial battle against his old pal the Hulk. Reuniting with his fellow Avenger, they must team up with some familiar faces and some new ones to save Asgard from destruction. It looks like third time’s a charm for Thor. While he’s always been a strong character in the team-up movies, Thor’s solo outings have been a little lacklustre compared with the rest of the Marvel movies. But with a new lighter, fun and adventurous direction, Ragnarok seems to remedy this.
After an eight-year absence, following a movie subtitled The Final Chapter, the Saw franchise returns with Jigsaw. This eighth instalment is set 10 years after the last movie and the death of John Kramer, aka the Jigsaw Killer. But when a spate of gruesome and intricate murders ensue, it turns out Kramer may not be dead after all. Fans of the series will be delighted to see its return, knowing what to expect from this torturous and twisted and twisting franchise, but it’s hardly going to win over any new fans.
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