Guardians director brilliantly reviews Thor: Ragnarok

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

If the many amazing trailers haven't swayed you, and the first critical reactions to Thor: Ragnarok have somehow also left you on the fence about whether to book tickets, then this is one review that is bound to change your mind.

Coming from the mouth (or typing fingers) of Marvel director James Gunn, the man behind both Guardians of the Galaxy films, Thor: Ragnarok is the most colourful and funniest Marvel film yet.

And that's from a director whose films are very colourful and funny themselves – and both of which made it into the top 15 of Digital Spy readers' best superhero movies rankings by the way, with Vol 1 coming in 4th.

"I don't think any film of the modern era has captured the batshit crazy fun of '80s classics like Flash Gordon and Buckaroo Banzai as well as Taika Waititi has here," Gunn wrote.

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"I felt like I was fourteen 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."

Still not convinced? Don't worry, he's got more for you.

"I think Chris Hemsworth is finally able to go full-Thor and full-Hemsworth, charming and hilarious," Gunn continued.

"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."

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Director Taika Waititi has made no secret of the fact that he made this film as funny as he could, and it's also the film that revitalised Chris Hemsworth's interest in playing Thor. Oh, and it features a sex joke about Thor's hammer, too.

In a nutshell, all signs point to this film being one of the good ones – and in the closing words of James Gunn himself: "Go see this freaking movie."

Thor: Ragnarok is released on October 24 in the UK and November 3 in the US.

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