Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn praises Thor: Ragnarok

With the first press screenings happening this week, we’ve already been hearing positive reactions for Thor: Ragnarok. Besides the many press outlets that have been viewing the film, there’s also been a lot others seeing it as well. That’s due in part to the official U.S. Premiere taking place on Tuesday night. Among the stars of the film and others in attendance, was Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The next day after seeing the movie, he had quite a bit to say in a lengthy Facebook post.

“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.”

Long story short, he absolutely loved the film, and that’s an understatement. He also goes on to praise Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Mark Ruffalo on their performances.

“I think Chris Hemsworth is finally able to go full-Thor and full-Hemsworth, charming and hilarious. Tessa Thompson is perfect as Valkyrie (my other new favorite character), and Taika as Korg steals every scene he’s in. In casting that role, I think Taika was very lucky that Kronans have the same exact accent as New Zealanders….I told Mark Ruffalo on Friday night he was the greatest actor in the world, and he didn’t let me down. I didn’t think Hulk could get better that he was in the first Avengers, but I think he’s captured here as well or better than he’s ever been captured in film OR comics.”

It seems his favorite though was the enigma himself, Jeff Goldblum, and he didn’t hold back in expressing his adoration.

“I sat in the “director’s row” with the Jons (Favreau and Watts) and Captain Marvel‘s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and Favreau and I laughed loudly, perhaps even inappropriately so, at nearly everything Jeff Goldblum did. In fact, I might say the Grandmaster is my new favorite character in the Marvel universe if it weren’t that Miek makes his debut in this film.”

Needless to say, James Gunn is quite the fan of Thor: Ragnarok. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, we’re going to have to wait a few more weeks to see this gem. Are you excited to see Thor: Ragnarok? Let us know in the comments below.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd.

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