Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn saw Thor: Ragnarok at the premiere on Tuesday, and he’s posted a review on Facebook in which he raves about his favorite characters (especially Miek), the film’s “batsh*t crazy fun” ’80s vibe, and about Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth’s humor, among other things.
“[Jon] Favreau and I laughed loudly, perhaps even inappropriately so, at nearly everything Jeff Goldblum did,” Gunn said. As was the case with the early screening reactions, Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie also garnered praise, along with other co-stars:
Tessa Thompson is perfect as Valkyrie (my other new favorite character), and Taika as Korg steals every scene he’s in. […] 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.
Gunn complimented Thor: Ragnorak even more strongly than the last Marvel film he raved about:
I don’t think any film of the modern era has captured the batsh*t crazy fun of ’80s 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.
He also added a disclaimer that no one was making him praise the movie, stating bluntly, “I don’t have to do anything, and I haven’t loved all of the movies since I’ve been at Marvel.” We also liked his dig at perpetually angry, toxic commenters: “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.”
But buried among all those raves was perhaps the biggest scoop of them all. He inadvertently dropped a bombshell when he said “if I ever die,” he wants God to show him a Miek trilogy in Heaven. BREAKING NEWS: James Gunn finally admits he may be immortal.
Honestly, we’re not even surprised.
(Via James Gunn)