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Marvel Studios has a long history of allowing early reactions to their films, never acting like they want to hide their finished products, and Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok is proving to be no exception. With the domestic press for the blockbuster happening this week, the movie has finally started to screen, and while the feature won't be hitting the big screen for about a month, the first buzz is definitely positive.
But I wasn't the only one from Team CinemaBlend who had the chance to see the film! Staff writer Conner Schwerdtfeger was also at the premiere press screening, and you can find his thoughts right here:
So far you've read some love for Hulk and Thor in the latest Marvel blockbuster, but there is actually a lot of love that is being spread around. For example, Germain Lussier, who is over at Gizmodo/iO9 has lavished praise on actress Tessa Thompson, who makes her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok:
But we're still not done! The beloved Jeff Goldblum, who is already a genre favorite thanks to roles in movies like Jurassic Park and The Fly, got singled out by Anna Klassen of Bustle, appreciating his goofy take on an Elder of the Universe:
Frankly, the biggest criticism has come from Jim Vejvoda from over at IGN - but calling it "criticism" may really be too harsh. He too praises it as the best Thor movie and shares love for the principal stars, but adds that it isn't everything he wants it to be:
Marvel Studios has had a lot of success with critics ever since the debut of Jon Favreau's Iron Man back in 2008 (they've yet to make a film that has received a 'Rotten' score on Rotten Tomatoes), and it would appear that Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok won't be breaking that streak. The full review embargo isn't lifting for a little while now, but stay tuned for that, as well as a whole lot more of our coverage leading up to the comic book blockbuster's wide release on November 3rd!