Luke’s review published on Letterboxd:
I had an absolute blast with this, and dug just about everything about it. The characters were rich, jokes and gags all worked, and the tone and atmosphere was consistent and fun, while still maintaining the integrity of the story. The switching back and forth between storylines was annoying and badly timed sometimes and kind of made it a less cohesive film in my opinion, but I still had an incredibly fun experience so I'm not complaining too much. It's a Marvel movie plus quality direction and a clear vision, and it's totally refreshing. Cate Blanchett...I could've just watched a whole movie about her, she's so badass. Would've loved to see her in the film more and I would have enjoyed allowing Blanchett to bring a Galadriel-tier darkness, but her character was incredible nonetheless. Valkyrie...the most pleasant surprise of a character! I honestly loved her so much. It was nice to see Thor's character being expanded, and the dynamic between him and everyone else (Loki, Hulk, Korg (hilarious)) was wonderful. Really enjoyed this, and it's definitely the best superhero film of the year...although Logan gives it a run for its money but this was a much more fun experience and I was totally in the mood for that, so this wins out. Definitely top-tier MCU.