Marvel’s winning streak is still going strong, at least if the first Thor: Ragnarok reactions are to be believed.
Though the film isn’t due out for another few weeks, the studio’s given the go-ahead for critics to share their thoughts on social media – always a promising sign that they’re anticipating rave reviews.
And that gamble seems to be paying off. Critics who caught the earliest screenings are falling all over themselves to praise the new adventure as one of the funniest, zaniest MCU entries yet.
#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
Cate Blanchett’s Hela is apparently everything you’d want her to be.
A gay man’s guide to THOR RAGNAROK: Cate Blanchett as the villainess may be the first actress to deliver her performance entirely in GIF.
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 9, 2017
Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is another knockout.
All the new #ThorRagnarok characters are knockouts, but Tessa Thompson walks away with this movie. All hail Valkyrie.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) October 9, 2017
And Goldblum gonna Goldblum.
Jeff Goldblum was my favorite part of THOR: RAGNAROK. Nonsensical and kooky as ever.
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) October 9, 2017
Mark Mothersbaugh’s score is also getting showered with compliments – which is unusual for a Marvel movie.
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
Fans of director Taika Waititi will be thrilled to hear that he puts his distinct stamp on the franchise.
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
It’s the best Thor movie yet … though that may not be saying much if you’re not a fan of the others to begin with.
All in all, it sounds exactly as entertaining as the trailers make it look.
Btw, #ThorRagnarok is solid MCU fun. Great music, Blanchett is awesome, looks/feels like an 80’s video game. Slight, but wholly entertaining
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 9, 2017
Congrats, guys. Enjoy that fist bump – you’ve earned it.
Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters November 3.