Thor Ragnarok review round-up

After 17 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d think that superhero movies might start feeling a little stale. And while that might be applicable to some of the action beats in Thor: Ragnarok, the film as a whole is as fresh as it gets. This is a full-fledged comedy that also happens to be a vibrant, colorful, intergalactic eyeful that has a couple Avengers in it as lead characters.

But even though the film isn’t out yet, its comedy bona fides have been well-established in the trailers and marketing materials so far. So what do critics think about it? Check out our Thor Ragnarok review round-up to find out.
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thor ragnarok tv spot bruce

It’s fairly common knowledge who the weakest Avenger would be (sorry Hawkeye, I love you!), but have we ever settled the debate of the strongest Avenger?

The latest Thor: Ragnarok TV spot answers that question, and even gives us a glimpse of that highly-anticipated gladiatorial fight between Thor and the Hulk on the planet of Sakaar. Hint: it doesn’t look too good for Thor.

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Hulk in the MCU

Marvel has had some trouble when it comes to standalone Hulk movies. After striking-out (box office wise, at least) twice with two different Hulk movies, the big green guy finally had his day in The Avengers. Now Hulk is set to appear in Thor: Ragnarok, which will set the character on a three party story arc that will continue over subsequent Marvel films. Get all the info about the new arc involving Hulk in the MCU below!

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thor ragnarok reviews

Marvel directors have had a tough time nailing a tone down for Thor. Is he a self-serious Norse god with a tragic Shakespearean background? Or is he comedic relief, obtusely stumbling over human courtesies?  Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi asks: Why can’t we have both? But mostly the latter.

Early Thor Ragnarok reviews are out, and they’re heaping praise on the offbeat, retro, and lighthearted take on the mythic Avenger. The third Thor film has generated tons of positive buzz for finally letting loose the comedic talents of star Chris Hemsworth, who, until now, had mostly played the dour epic hero in his solo films, and tapping into the trippy potential of the cosmos. But Thor is nothing without his team (hurray for the Revengers!), with stellar supporting turns from the scene-stealing Tessa Thompson, fellow Avenger Mark Ruffalo, and vampy villainess Cate Blanchett.

Check out the early social media buzz for Thor: Ragnarok below.

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thor ragnarok behind the scenes

If the behind-the-scenes shenanigans are any indication, Thor: Ragnarok will be a hugely fun and charming space romp. Marvel has released a featurette of the making of the third Thor film, and already it looks to be miles more enjoyable than the last one.

Along with the release of the featurette, there’s a new international trailer and poster to get you even more excited for Thor: Ragnarok.

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Thor Ragnarok TV Spot

Hot off the heels of our set visit report for Thor: Ragnarok, last night brought the debut of a brand new TV spot for the Marvel Studios sequel featuring a bunch of new footage from the movie, including a poorly conceived name for the team that the god of thunder is putting together in order to stop the goddess of death from destroying Asgard. You’ll see what we’re talking about in the new Thor Ragnarok TV spot below. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Posters

To go along with our extensive set visit report for Thor: Ragnarok today, Marvel Studios also sent over some bright, colorful new character posters featuring the cast of the cosmic comic book sequel.

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum and (kinda) Mark Ruffalo all get their own posters, each with an explosion of colored powder surrounding them. Even though character posters may be excessive marketing, at least these look fairly cool.

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Thor Ragnarok - Hulk, Thor, Valkyrie and Loki

Back on September 14, 2016, myself and a group of online reporters found themselves hopping through space from the golden realm of Asgard to the vibrant, space trash city called Sakaar. No, we didn’t figure out how to traverse the galaxy, but we did make quite the long journey down to Brisbane, Australia to visit the set of the Marvel Studios sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

As we’ve seen in the trailers for the latest adventure following the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth), this time we find Thor a little out of his element. First, his trusty hammer Mjolnir is broken by Hela the goddess of death (Cate Blanchett), who has also started a reign of terror and destruction throughout Asgard. Then he’s been captured by a bounty hunter named Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on a strange planet called Sakaar, given a haircut and forced to compete in gladiatorial combat against Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), which is controlled by a man called The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who’s hanging around with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). That’s the gist of what we already know about the movie. Would you like to know more?

Below, read out full Thor Ragnarok set visit report with tons of new details about the movie, but beware of potential spoilers. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok - Hulk vs Surtur

Now that the dust has settled on all the big San Diego Comic-Con news that broke throughout last week and weekend, we wanted to take a deep dive into one of the big trailers that hit the web shortly after debuting during the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H.

Thor: Ragnarok was one of the prominently featured films during the panel, and it’s the only Marvel Studios movie teased that released footage shown at Comic-Con immediately after it. If you’ve seen the trailer (make sure you watch it here), you might be wondering about some of the new reveals and details that can be glimpsed within. Thankfully, we’ve got one of our helpful trailer breakdowns to help clear things up and offer some speculation.

Find out what you missed and what we’ve surmised in our Thor Ragnarok trailer breakdown. Read More »

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Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con Footage and Panel

Marvel Studios brought Thor back to San Diego Comic-Con for their big Hall H panel, and while you  probably already watched the new Thor: Ragnarok trailer, there’s still plenty more that we can tell you. Not only were some new details gleaned from the panel itself, but there were extended bits of footage shown before the trailer debuted as well.

Find out more in our Thor Ragnarok Comic-Con footage and panel recap down below. Read More »