Thor: Ragnarok will be longest in the film franchise with a run time of 130 minutes and 21 seconds. According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the third sequel in the “Thor” series will not be far behind the likes of Marvel Cinematic Universe films such as Captain America: Civil War and The Avengers in terms of time duration. The news comes in after director of the Chris Hemsworth-starrer, Taika Waititi, said back in July that the film would be one of the shortest in the Marvel canon.
Thor: Ragnarok’s early reviews have deemed it funny and exciting. Editor-in-chief of Collider.com Steven Weintraub tweeted, “Loved ‘Thor: Ragnarok’. @TaikaWaititi did an awesome job. Movie is loaded with his trademark humor. Laughed beginning to end.” Slashfilm.com’s editor Peter Sciretta said, “Thor Ragnarok is one of the funniest Marvel Studio movies thus far, definitely the best Thor film. Loved Mark Mothersbaugh’s score.” CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg said, “#ThorRagnarok is a ton of fun! Self-contained MCU plot, but character work is awesome, and the adventure a thrill. Best of the Thor movies!”
“It’s not gonna be a very, very long film. I think stories are better when you leave them wanting more, and this film moves at a clip, it’s got stuff happening all the time,” Taika Waititi had said. “I think people are still gonna feel exhausted by the end, they’ve been on this big journey and stuff, so I don’t think we need the film to be three hours,” he had said. The movie opens in UK cinemas on October 24 and US cinemas on November 3.