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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The folks over at Marvel Studios can’t seem to miss. With every successive film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the films only seem to get even better received. The latest comes in the form of Thor: Ragnarok.

This is a movie that’s been getting positive buzz for weeks now, ever since the press made it for the press junket screenings. Now, full reviews have finally made their way onto the web, and man are they positive.

Currently, the film has 32 reviews on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, and so far, 100 percent of them are positive. Here’s what some of the outlets had to say:

TheWrap – Alonso Duralde

“Both the banter and the fighting, it should be noted, are excellent, so whether you go to superhero movies for the glossy escapism or the pulse-pounding action, you’ll get your large soda’s worth.”

EW – Chris Nashawaty

“Ragnarok is basically a Joke Delivery System – and on that score, it works. The movie is fun.”

THR – Sheri Linden

“As it arrives poised for a megalithic box-office haul, it might be helpful to keep in mind the advice offered by one character: ‘You cannot stop Ragnarok. Why fight it?’”

Variety – Peter Debruge

“Thor: Ragnarok is easily the best of the three Thor movies – or maybe I just think so because its screenwriters and I finally seem to agree on one thing: The Thor movies are preposterous.”

BBC – Nicholas Barber

“Thor: Ragnarok is the wittiest and most straightforwardly enjoyable of Marvel’s blockbusters.”

So far, the reviews seem to be incredibly positive. While no one is raving about how deep Thor: Ragnarok is, the general consensus seems to be that it’s one hell of a time at the movie theaters. Of course, this is only 32 out of what will likely be around 200 review or more, so this will likely drop to either the 90s or 80s, when all said and done, but it’s an auspicious start, and one that shows Marvel’s magic is nowhere near running out. There always seems to be more territory to forge ahead with these characters and in this world.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes

  • Moby85

    This movie could be more revolutionary to the industry than people think. As LRM themselves posted awhile back, the director said “80%” of the film’s dialogue was improvised. It could birth a whole new form of action/comedy films, or at least superhero films, where less emphasis is given on an airtight script but instead to let these actors – many of whom have acted their characters in 5+ films – to simply BE who they understand the character to be.

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so expect some flattery if this scores well critically and at the box office.

    P.S. Yes I know Judd Apatow films have a lot of improvisation. But they’re just comedies, just Apatow, and they’re not 80% improvised.

  • Victor Roa

    Oh my god, nooooooooooo…… okay, I’m kinda….. jesus, like I was expecting Starcrash or Ice Pirates. You know, one of those VHS era sci fi films you watch because you love special effects and fantasy, but you know it’s not solid as Star Wars and it’s not as good as Big Trouble in Little China. I honestly like Thor being the lesser of the Marvel films….. really want to wait a month later and revisit the reviews

  • Israel

    Yes, they seem to be picking up the reviews very well.

  • Deathstroke936

    I’m not sure all the reviews are “fresh”. I read a few that weren’t really praising the movie. The Variety review turned from fresh to rotten and I believe there will be a few more reversals based on what the reviews are actually saying…

    So far the most common compliment is fun… but it also warns of the humor may be divisive to some…

    Also some critics are too spoilery in their reviews… They are just the worst …

  • Weresmurf

    Most reviews I’ve read are saying “Starts great, VERY slow middle and ends great” saying it’s your stock standard Thor movie that just looks great and is funny. Apparently still the best of the 3, but nothing revolutionary.

  • fanofconstantsorrow

    Glad to see this.
    However, it seems that the most enthusiastically positive reviews almost always come early.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.