Thor: Ragnarok is off to a thundering start with early reviews indicating that the newest addition to the Thor trilogy may just be the best yet [read our review here].
Some of that may be down to directer Taika Waititi, whose unique sense of humour and emphasis on Jack Kirby-influenced visuals plays on the successes of Guardians of the Galaxy whilst carving a niche that only Taika could fill. Revitalising the character, continuing the arc of the Hulk and bringing in brand new Marvel characters like Valkyrie, Ragnarok has the potential to catch lightning in a bottle.
And, based upon the film’s Rotten Tomatoes rating, this may not only be the best Thor to date, but also the best the MCU has to offer. Currently sitting at 98%, Ragnarok is ahead of the competition, with the closest competitor being the first Iron Man sitting at 95%. It’ll be interesting to see how those stats change from here, but Hemsworth’s latest outing as the God of Thunder may well prove to be Marvel’s most critically successful release yet.