Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe went wild when the first official trailer of “Thor: Ragnarok” was released in April 2017, the third installment of the popular franchise and one of the most highly anticipated movies of this year. The filmmakers opted to use a different color palette, making the film visually colorful than any of the previous films. People were teased with a few battle sequences as the trailer rocks the classic tune of “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin in the background.

But is the movie itself any good?

Apparently yes, and critics are saying nothing but good things about “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Cate Blanchett and Jeff Goldblum were perfect in their roles

Cate Blanchett plays the role of Hela, the first ever female villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it was such a treat for fans. According to a report by IGN, Blanchett delivered a stunning performance with a lot more personality. Even though she is playing a villain in the movie, Blanchett is still as captivating as ever.

Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum portrays his character, Grandmaster, perfectly according to The Telegraph. The Grandmaster’s personality is pretty much the same with Goldblum’s trademark half-suave gabbling, which is why he was the right actor to play the role.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is so much funnier than the previous two films

The film was directed by Taiki Waititi, who is best known for independent comedy movies such as “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople.” Fans of the MCU are initially worried that Waititi’s comedic style won’t mesh well with the film.

However, critics have complimented the director with the movie’s humor and lighter tone.

According to The Telegraph, Robbie Collin said, “Waititi’s droll and bumbling comic style proves surprisingly apt for Asgard and its pantheon of feuding super-hunks.”

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ has a great ensemble cast

Having an ensemble cast in a film is kind of a mixed bag. On the one hand, the audience is given a treat for having their favorite actors packed into one film.

On the other hand, filmmakers need to divide the screen time for each actor, which means you might not see your favorite actor as much as you want to.

Thor: Ragnarok” has the same feel of an Avengers film compared to the first two “Thor” movies, with the appearance of Hulk and Doctor Strange. However, the film still managed to give its characters enough dialogue to go around, thanks to Eric Pearson’s screenplay, according to Hollywood Reporter. In fact, even the usually silent Hulk was given a few lines to say in the film.