Thor: Ragnarok is starting its press junket run, and last night saw the first batch of critics and outlets have a chance to see the film (our own Nancy Tapia also had a chance to check out the flick). Marvel Studios has allowed viewers to share their reactions on Twitter, and the consensus seems to be that Thor: Ragnarok is another feather in Marvel’s cap.
Check out some of the reactions from writers from such sites as Collider, /Film, and CinemaBlend:
Thor: Ragnarok is just plain fun. It's hilarious from start to finish with quirky performances & exciting action. Tessa Thompson is the MVP. pic.twitter.com/7GyYG4IZZ5
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) October 9, 2017
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 9, 2017
Thor Ragnarok is one of the funniest Marvel Studio movies thus far, definitely the best Thor film. Loved Mark Mothersbaugh’s score.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 9, 2017
— Evil Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) October 9, 2017
— Jim Voodooda (@JimVejvoda) October 9, 2017
I just saw #ThorRagnarok and Marvel has 100% done it again. Great action, tons of laughs, and some fantastic superhero action.
— Conner Schwerdtfeger (@ConnerWS) October 9, 2017
— Clarke Swearwolves (@clarkewolfe) October 9, 2017
Needless to say, this is great news for Marvel. While Thor has always been good character for him, his actual films have been a bit divisive. The original Thor was largely seen as a solid start, but its follow-up, Thor: The Dark World was less-than-ideally received. From its overly-serious tone to its sloppy narrative, it wasn’t exactly the best showcase for the Norse god.
With Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi took a vastly different approach, embracing the goofier aspects of the character as well as the off-Earth locales. We know have a Thor who is distinctly “bro”-ier than before.
The strange recipe seems to have paid off in spades, if these reactions are to be believed.
Are you excited to see Thor: Ragnarok? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
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