'Thor: Ragnarok', the third film in the 'Thor' saga hits UK cinemas on 27th October, so there's very little time left before we find out what adventures the God of Thunder has in store for us this time around. We already know the protagonist has been imprisoned, we'll just have to wait and see if he escapes in time to prevent Ragnarok and save Asgard.
Despite not having been able to see it yet, thanks to Comic Book Movie, we've been able to read a summary of the first critical reactions to the film. At a first glance, it appears as though Marvel has done it again: created yet another cinematic success. Those who have seen the film however, have a bit more to say, dubbing it as one of the funniest and most entertaining motion pictures from Marvel to date.
Thor Ragnarok is one of the funniest Marvel Studio movies thus far, definitely the best Thor film. Loved Mark Mothersbaugh's score.? Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) October 9, 2017
Tessa Thomson, who plays Valkyrie has been mentioned in several of the reactions, so even without seeing the film, we can tell she'll have a significant role to play. Several tweets were also able to confirm this.
Thor: Ragnarok is just plain fun. It's hilarious from start to finish with quirky performances & exciting action. Tessa Thompson is the MVP. pic.twitter.com/7GyYG4IZZ5? Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) October 9, 2017
The positive response to Valkyrie is perhaps a sign that times are changing, in that Hollywood is creating female character with enough substance to rouse more than just the usual debate on sexism in the industry. Patty Jenkins, Meg LeFauve and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, are just a few examples of actresses who, both on and off screen, are fighting for the equal treatment of women in cinema.