‘Thor: Ragnarok’ First Reactions: The Film ‘Absolutely Rocks’

Thor Ragnarok Promo Hela Throne AsgardWith the social media embargo lifted, the first reactions to Thor: Ragnarok, the latest entry in both the MCU and in the Thor saga, have hit the web.

The third Thor film picks up where we left Thor (Chris Hemsworth), back on his homeworld of Asgard. However, an evil is brewing as Hela, the Goddess of Death (Cate Blanchett) takes over and destroys Asgard, as well as Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Captured and brought to fight in gladiatorial combat, it’s up to Thor to recruit The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and even his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to save Asgard and prevent Ragnarok, the end of the world.

So just how does the newest addition matchup to previous MCU fare? The first reactions from critics praise the film as a hilarious and visually stimulating sci-fi fantasy, closer in tone to Guardians of the Galaxy rather than the previous two Thor films. You can check out their tweets below:

Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeff Goldblum.

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

Source: Twitter

5 Thor Stories That Should Be Used For Future Marvel Movies

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Chris Hemsworth Thor MarvelAfter those amazing Thor: Ragnarok trailers, everyone’s talking about Odinson. This looks like a fun movie, and it makes me excited for where they might take Thor in the future. After Avengers: Infinity War, Thor is fair game for Marvel Studios (and hopefully Taika Waititi again) to do whatever they want with him.

There are some amazing Thor stories in the Marvel catalog for them to take inspiration from. I think that’s pretty key at this point, for them to just take inspiration from these stories and not follow the plot 100 percent. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is just too different compared to the Marvel Comics line, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some amazing stories the movies could emulate.

So here are five Thor stories that should be used for future movies. Hit Next to find out more! 

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Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Heroic Hollywood Weekend Editor. Pop culture fanatic, writer, and filmmaker. Almost always found on Twitter.

  • Alex

    Saw that coming. EVERY new Marvel release has gushing praise. Meanwhile, nobody will acknowledge how OOC Hulk fighting in a gladiator ring is in relation to how he wanted to run away from fighting in AOU, why Bruce is acting like even more of a moron compared to his random loss of conviction between Avengers and AOU, and how every scene will be laced with one-liner jokes, and how Thor, once again, comes across like a total buffoon… Smdh.

    • You took the words right outta my mouth.

      • Buddy Revell

        You’re going as well

        • Haven’t watched a MCU movie in theaters since Afternoon of Joketron. Money is precious.

          • Buddy Revell


      • Marquis de Sade

        Oh you dcfu fangurls are so adorable.

        • Damn, triggered much? The struggle is real with people like you.
          He is not interested by this movie? He is a hater dcfu fangurl. I pity your triggered narrow mind.

          • Marquis de Sade

            “NOT INTERESTED”, but felt compelled to visit a thread to poo poo on, in order to assuage your delusional/false sense of superiority??? – Now who comes off “TRIGGERED”? You dcfu fangurls’ are a comical lot. BWAHAHAHAHA!

          • Alex

            Aand, the only reason I visited this post was to confirm whether my suspicions of the film garnering more “fun” comments than “good” or “exceptional filmmaking” were true. Stop with the strawmans.

          • Marquis de Sade


            sniff, sniff – I doth smelleth the foul stench of a pretentious film douche from the emo variety. Be gone, Wretch or risk fannin’ da’ embers of my wrath.

          • The reactions made me not interested, like the trailers did. I didn’t even mention DC (that makes much better movies by the way, interesting ones at least). That laughable war is so pathetic, it takes a brainless fanboy to react like that “he doesnt like it, he is a dc fan”. Retarded binary thinking and “BWAHAHAHA”, retarded writing… Typical fanboy. I don’t like super-hero comedies that can’t even take a title seriously, does that make me superior? To you, absolutely.

        • Alex

          Interesting assumption, considering I’m not a fan of the DCEU at all. I don’t take either side, I just watch films as individuals and if a studio continues to put out films that don’t meet a certain standard I’m looking for, I tend to start disliking them…

    • Buddy Revell

      You’re going!

      • Alex

        I haven’t paid to see a Marvel movie since Age of Ultron, lol. I would feel kinda embarrassed to be seen in a theatre where they’re showing one now. (That’s just me of course, I’m really disappointed in most of their recent efforts and can’t manage it anymore, but others still will.)

        • Fenix

          Lol how much of a pretentious douche can you come off as? You have absolutely nothing going on in your life.

          • Alex

            Seeing as you’re resorting to calling me names (the reasons for which escape me, as I did qualify my previous post with “that’s just me” so I could avoid offending others) instead of trying to have a civil conversation, I’m not going to respond beyond this.

        • Marquis de Sade

          Gawd don’t like a liar, Alex…Now you know, I know, and we know yo’ azzz gon’ be there DAY ONE…So in the words of that late great urban poet, M.C. BREED: “AIN’T NO FUTURE IN YO’ FRONTIN’!”

        • 39steps

          Well at least we can all agree that the DCEU movies are bloated boring bores that no one cares about.

          • Marquis DC Sade

            Yes, because no one cared about Wonder Woman and social media isn’t buzzing about JL. Enjoy Thor and Hulk doing a Laurel and Hardy routine in space you dunce.

    • Marquis de Sade

      See you there day one, Alex.


  • So basically, it’s a fun comedy like 98% of the other MCU flavours of the week with blank characters filled with pathetic jokes. Not interested.

    • Buddy Revell

      Your just broke!

    • Marquis de Sade

      Someone’s been guzzlin’ too much HATERADE, huh?

      • The response of the weak: “He is a hater boohoo”. Suffer in silence and watch your dumbing down flicks. Oh wait, they won’t work on you, you’re alreay the lowest.

  • Ragnarok which means “end of the world” is now a comedy flick that makes you laugh from start to finish… Didn’t expect that while I was reading the comic books.

  • Ole Kraus

    You took the words right outta my mouth.