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Tom Hiddleston

'Thor: Ragnarok' is punchy, predictable and fun in fits and starts

'Thor: Ragnarok' is punchy, predictable and fun in fits and starts

About halfway through “Thor: Ragnarok” — to be more precise, sometime after a bunch of people die, but long before a ton of stuff blows up — Thor does something he should have done at least five movies ago but never had the courage to pull off. He gets a haircut.

Sorry, I probably should have issued a warning before giving away one of the story’s few legitimately thrilling developments (though I haven’t said who administers the haircut).

Then again, the busy marketing mavens at Disney have already spoiled it for you, given how liberally they’ve splashed Chris Hemsworth’s freshly groomed mug all over their advertising. You can hardly blame them. It’s a handsome mug, certainly...

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