This week saw the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok and initial impressions of the film are glowing. Sitting in attendance at the premiere event was none other than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director, James Gunn, and he took to Facebook shortly after to share his thoughts on the film.
Gunn says he was sitting in “Director’s Row” alongside other Marvel directors such as Jon Favreau, Jon Watts, as well as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from the upcoming Captain Marvel film. He says that Favreau and himself both laughed, “perhaps even inappropriately so,” at the film, specifically at everything Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster did.
Favreau and I laughed loudly, perhaps even inappropriately so, at nearly everything Jeff Goldblum did. In fact, I might say the Grandmaster is my new favorite character in the Marvel universe if it weren’t that Miek makes his debut in this film.
He goes on in his post to talk about how Ragnarok captures the crazy of classic 80s movies like no other modern film has. He also says that it is the most colorful and funniest film in the MCU to date, saying that it makes Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 look “practically sepia-tone” in comparison.
Another highlight of the film for Gunn were the characters, specifically that of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, and director Taika Watiti’s Korg.
**I think Chris Hemsowrth is finally able to go full-Thor and full-Hemsworth, charming and hilarious. Tessa Thompson is perfect as Valkyrie (my other new favorite character), and Taika as Korg steals every scene he’s in. In casting that role, I think Taika was very lucky that Kronans have the same exact accent as New Zealanders.
I told Mark Ruffalo on Friday night he was the greatest actor in the world, and he didn’t let me down. I didn’t think Hulk could get better that he was in the first Avengers, but I think he’s captured here as well or better than he’s ever been captured in film OR comics.
The review closes out urging fans to go see the movie which opens November 3rd.