Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok will be hitting theaters next week, and the early reviews have been very positive. The film is the latest entry within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be Certified Fresh on the popular movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes.
As of the publishing of this article, Thor: Ragnarok is currently sitting at an impressive 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So far, 71 reviews have been counted with 70 positive reviews by critics and only one negative review.
The approval rating is expected to drop as more reviews are added, but with overwhelmingly positive reviews this early on, Thor: Ragnarok already has the MCU’s highest approval rating.
Director Taika Waititi seems to have hit this one out of the park, proving that his collaboration with Marvel Studios was a match made in heaven. Given the overwhelming reaction, hopefully this allows Marvel to continue to gamble with filmmakers that have a distinct vision with their storytelling.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
“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.”
The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, and Jeff Goldblum.
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
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Marvel Studios has changed the way that superhero films are being structured and looked upon. They have created a series of incredibly successful films under their umbrella and moved into television with several great shows (especially over on Netflix), making them a force to be reckoned with. However, Marvel has kind of become a little too comfortable when it comes to things like taking risks.
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