'Thor: Ragnarok' Buzz: The Funniest and Most Fun Marvel Movie Yet?

'Thor: Ragnarok' Buzz: The Funniest and Most Fun Marvel Movie Yet?

Oct 10, 2017

Fans have just a few more weeks to wait for Thor: Ragnarok, but many critics have seen the movie and are sharing their opinons on social media. Full reviews are still under embargo, but initial buzz indicates the sequel will be another fresh title, like the previous two Thor installments -- the 2011 original was Certified Fresh with a 77% Rotten Tomatoes score, while 2013's Thor: The Dark World passed with 66%. 

Ragnarok could even wind up the best-reviewed of the Thor trilogy, as critics are praising everything from the story to the music to the cast to the humor. Everyone seems to have a different favorite thing abut the movie and a different favorite character/actor among the ensemble, whether it be titular star Chris Hemsworth, fellow Avenger Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, villain Cate Blanchett or supporting players Tessa Thompson or Jeff Goldblum.

See what the Rotten Tomatoes approved critics are saying below.


Overall praise:

"Thor: Ragnarok is just plain fun." - Germain Lussier, io9 

"Thor: Ragnarok is SO much fun I almost can't take it." - Kara Warner, People magazine

"Thor: Ragnarok is a ton of fun! Self-contained MCU plot, but character work is awesome, and the adventure a thrill." - Eric Eisenberg, /Film

"Thor: Ragnarok was an absolute BLAST!" - Jenna Busch, ComingSoon.net

"Thor: Ragnarok is solid MCU fun. Great music...looks/feels like an '80s video game. Slight, but wholly entertaining." - Scott Mendelson, Forbes


Compared to the other Thor movies:

"Best of the Thor movies!" - Eric Eisenberg, /Film

"The best Thor movie" - Kara Warner, People magazine

"Definitey the best Thor film." - Peter Sciretta, /Film

"Thor: Ragnarok the best Thor movie BUT I still think it’s really good not awesome." - Jim Vejvoda, IGN


On the humor:

"Thor: Ragnarok is one of the funniest Marvel Studios movies thus far...jokes and characters are front and center to the action and drama. This will be the thing people either love or dislike about the film." - Peter Sciretta, /Film

"It's hilarious from start to finish with quirky performances and exciting action." - Germain Lussier, io9

"Hysterical and seriously kick ass! Also Taika Waititi is a riot!" - Jenna Busch, ComingSoon.net

"Thor: Ragnarok is laugh out loud funny from start to finish. Stumbles a bit in the first act, but it triumphs when it gets weird with it." - Haleigh Foutch, Collider

"It may be divisive. I thought a lot was hilarious (if not too long) but felt like I was only one laughing at times." - Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist 


Who owns the movie?:

"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." - Eric Eisenberg, /Film

"The best: Cate Blanchett scene stealing, Jeff Goldblum Goldblum-ing." - Kara Warner, People magazine

"Cate Blanchett as the villainess may be the first actress to deliver her performance entirely in GIF...Take the fun Cate is having in THOR RAGNAROK, double it, and you get the fun Tessa Thompson is having. Swaggiest superheroine ever?" - Kyle Buchanan, Vulture

"Tessa Thompson is the MVP." - Germain Lussier, io9

"Tessa Thompson is hands down the best part of Thor: Ragnarok. She rocks. Hope she's New Avenger someday. Also Cate Blanchett has fun." - Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

"All the new Thor: Ragnarok characters are knockouts, but Tessa Thompson walks away with this movie. All hail Valkyrie." - Haleigh Foutch, Collider

"After seeing Thor: Ragnarok, I can say that Chris Hemsworth's Thor will become many people’s No.1 favorite Avenger. The guy shines in this." - Conner Schwerdtfeger, Cinema Blend


Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3.



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