The first reviews for Thor: Ragnarok have been released, and at the time of writing this, it has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! The film is said to be a lot of fun and a joy to watch – something the trailers let us know early on.
Some of the notable reviews:
USA Today: Even tonal issues can’t upend the magic this movie taps into putting Thor and Hulk together as new best buddies, whether they’re throwing down in an arena or having a bromantic heart-to-heart.
Entertainment Weekly: Ragnarok is basically a Joke Delivery System – and on that score, it works. The movie is fun.
Hollywood Reporter: 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: “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.
Independent UK: Thor: Ragnarok is fun in its own kinetic, comic book fashion but it doesn’t have any dramatic urgency whatsoever.
Guardian: It basically throws up its hands at its own ridiculousness and plays it all for laughs – and it gets them.
The Verge: A film that’s simply a joy to watch, with a personality that’s wholly its own.
Total Film: You never have to wait more than five minutes for a joke or well-placed wisecrack. Anytime there’s a danger of someone giving a cliched, worthy speech about power and responsibility there’s a one liner delivered like a slap to the back of the head.
The Wrap: 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.
Daily Express: Easily the funniest Marvel film to date, a huge achievement this far down the line and something that will have audiences crying tears of laughter.
Wizard: Ragnarok isn’t one of the more meaningful Marvel movies — it’s just an old-fashioned superhero smackdown. And sometimes that’s exactly what you want in a comic book.
Screen International: A grinningly goofy comic-book movie that reverberates with boyish delight.
So there you have it. It looks like Marvel Studios has another hit on their hands for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s not exactly a surprise, considering the early reactions for the film were overwhelmingly positive as well.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3rd.