James Gunn Thinks 'Thor: Ragnarok' the Funniest, Most Colorful Marvel Film Yet

Posted 2017/10/11 0 0

The Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has nothing but praise for the upcoming movie.


The man behind the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise said on Facebook that he attended a screening of the upcoming Marvel flick from Taika Waititi, and he was definitely impressed. From claiming it makes his film’s color palette look dull to recalling how he and Jon Favreau couldn’t stop cracking up at Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster, the review really is something to behold.

"I don't think any film of the modern era has captured the bats*** crazy fun of '80s classics like Flash Gordon and Buckaroo Banzai as well as Taika Waititi has here," Gunn wrote. "I felt like I was 14, watching a magical VHS tape that exploded into something grand. It's the most colorful of all Marvel films—I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is practically sepia-tone in comparison—and it's also the funniest."

Gunn also had praise for the cast, saying that Chris Hemsworth is "charming and hilarious" as Thor, Tessa Thompson is "perfect" as his "new favorite character" Valkyrie, and Mark Ruffalo depicted the Hulk "as well or better than he's ever been captured in film or comics." Gunn also said he and Iron Man director Jon Favreau laughed "inappropriately" loudly at just about everything Jeff Goldblum did as the Grandmaster.

"So, please, go see this freaking movie, unless you're one of the people on Twitter who tweeted me last night that comic book movies aren't supposed to be fun," Gunn wrote. "I don't quite get that but, you know, if that's your thing, all good."

Early reactions to the third Thor movie have been overwhelmingly positive, with Ragnarok finding Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) trying to make their way back to Asgard after Cate Blanchett’s Hela, the Goddess of Death, invades and takes the crown for her own. It won't be long until Thor and the Guardians actually cross paths. Avengers: Infinity War is set to bring the two cosmic Marvel groups together in the summer of 2018 and crossed paths in Infinity War's first footage at D23.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.