Thor: Ragnarok - 20 WTF Moments

20. Surtur's Gags

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Even though the trailer spoiled the fact that he was involved, having Surtur turn up in a Thor movie was a huge deal. It meant Thor was going to be facing an enemy of almost unimaginable scale - akin to Doctor Strange's meeting with Dormammu - which definitely meant we were going to get a stunning show-down between the two.

In reality, Surtur book-ends the film, coming in at the start of the opening act as a means for Thor to dump a load of backstory into place and used - weirdly - as comic relief. It might be a funny sequence, but it's hard to shake the feeling that it's pretty disrespectful of the character.

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