Following our earlier report on the multimedia screening reactions to THOR: RAGNAROK being overwhelmingly positive (check it out here) comes the embargo-lifted official reviews. Here’s a brief overview of a select few. Click on the title to read the full review:

Empire Online – ★★★★

“Daft as a badger sandwich and twice as funny, this is vintage Waititi, and the boldest, most outrageously fun film Marvel has yet produced.”

Total Film (via Games Radar) – ★★★★

“Marvel’s man with the mallet does all that’s required of him in a breakneck sequel that’s never dark for long. Next time, though, we’ll have more Loki and fewer elves.”

The Guardian ★★★

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople’s Taika Waititi infuses the third Thor movie with a generous dose of self-deprecating Kiwi humour, even if it all remains somewhat inconsequential”

The Telegraph – ★★★★

“The showpiece scrums here are as stylish as any in the Marvel canon, and come turbo-charged by Mark Mothersbaugh’s score of Megadrive-ish crunches and bleeps.”

IGN – ★★★★

“Thor: Ragnarok is a goofy, kitschy- but- fun romp and the most purely entertaining of the three Thor movies, marked by its distinctive designs, ‘80s synth score, and assemblage of spirited characters.”