The reactions for Marvel Studios latest addition, Thor: Ragnarok are in and they are very flattering. Whilst the trailer for the film looked to be replicating a similar style to Guardians of the Galaxy, some critics have gone so far as to say that the film is funnier and that it actually feels like a “80’s video game.” Others praised the film for being proud and non-conformist, which is said to be partially down to director, Taika Waititi’s filmmaking style. Waititi is most famous for making What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film is also self-contained so you wont necessarily have to see other Marvel films to make sense of it, a good gambit for those just wanting a fun movie, free from homework.
THOR RAGNAROK is hilarious & weird & offbeat & retro & sublime. Love how Marvel let Taika Waititi make a movie that’s Waititi-ish as hell.
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) October 9, 2017
Whereas others expressed that it was not Thor himself that made the film so great but his fellow Avenger, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). It appears the character can now talk more and this made him more believable and fun to watch.
Hulk is once again the scene-stealer, and a lot of it is that he can finally talk. Great to see him back on the big screen. #ThorRagnarok
— Evil Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) October 9, 2017
New Character Additions
As for new character additions such as Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, many critics seemed to enjoy the fresh perspective they brought to the film with the general consesus being that this is definitely the best Thor movie yet but not necessarily the best MCU film yet.
All the new #ThorRagnarok characters are knockouts, but Tessa Thompson walks away with this movie. All hail Valkyrie.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) October 9, 2017
#ThorRagnarok is SO much fun I almost can’t take it. The best: Thor movie, Cate Blanchett scene stealing, Jeff Goldblum Goldblum-ing.
— Kara Warner (@karawarner) October 9, 2017
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
Some critics were praising the score, written and composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) October 9, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok drops into cinemas on October 27 (UK) and 3rd November 2017 (US), and stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular character.