Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is giving Thor: Ragnarok his stamp of approval.
Marvel’s reigning king of candy-colored space operas took to Facebook to write a glowing review, praising director Taika Waititi and the entire cast.
“I don’t think any film of the modern era has captured the bats— crazy fun of ’80s classics like Flash Gordon and Buckaroo Banzai as well as Taika Waititi has here,” Gunn wrote. “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.”
Gunn especially highlighted Hemsworth’s performance as the titular Asgardian, as well as Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Jeff Goldblum as the flamboyant Grandmaster.
“So, please, go see this freaking movie, unless you’re one of the people on Twitter who tweeted me last night that comic book movies aren’t supposed to be fun,” Gunn added. “I don’t quite get that but, you know, if that’s your thing, all good.”
Early reactions to the third Thor movie have been overwhelmingly positive, with Ragnarok finding Thor and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) trying to make their way back to Asgard after Cate Blanchett’s Hela, the Goddess of Death, invades and takes the crown for her own.
“Taika has such a quirky, left-of-field sense of humor, which forced all the characters and the tone of the whole story to head in a new direction,” Hemsworth told EW earlier this year. “Each day we were like, ‘Are we pushing it too far? Are we allowed to have this much fun?’”
Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters Nov. 3.