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Thursday, 12 October 2017 10:44

Thor: Ragnarok Has Screened, Here's What James Gunn Thinks

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place. The shared universe has its release schedule down to a science, giving fans a new installment every few months. The next blockbuster coming down the pipeline is Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, which will arrive in just a few weeks time.

Early reception for the threequel has been overwhelmingly positive, and now one major MCU figurehead has come to sing Ragnarok's praises: Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn. After attending the World Premiere, Gunn wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook praising the film. In particular, he was impressed how Ragnarok channeled campy classics like Flash Gordon, and even said the film is the funniest in the MCU.

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

That is some seriously enthusiastic praise.

Read more at HollywoodReporter

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