'Taika as Korg steals every scene he's in' - critics and stars weigh in on Kiwi director's Thor: Ragnarok spectacular

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Official reviews of Taika Waititi's Thor: Raganork are embargoed until next week but the star-studded cast, movie moguls and critics who attended are raving about the film. 

Kiwi director Taika Waititi and his star-studded cast walked the red carpet on Wednesday in LA.
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Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who portrays Thor Odinson, is among the cast which includes fellow Aussie Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and Idris Elba as Heimdall, another Norse god.

Tom Hiddleston also returns as Thor's estranged brother Loki.

The latest Marvel Comics movie will follow Thor as he tries to stop the destruction of his home world Asgard, which is under threat from Hela the Goddess of Death played by Cate Blanchett.

Writer and director James Gunn, known as the creative genesis behind Guardians of the Galaxy, wrote a lengthy post on Facebook praising the films humour. 

"I laughed loudly, perhaps even inappropiately" he started his post. 

"I don't think any film of the modern era has captured the bats*** 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 and watching a magical VHS tape that exploded into something grand.

"Taikia as Korg steals every scene he's in."

Cinema Blend writer Conner Schwerdtfeger tweeted, "I saw saw #ThorRagnarok and Marvel has 100% done it again. Great action, tons of laughs and some fantastic superhero action."

People Magazine's Jara Warner also tweeted, "#ThorRagnarok is SO much fun I almost can't take it. The best Thor movie, Cate Blanchett scene stealing, Jeff Goldblum Goldblum-ing."

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