Here’s The Wrongest Thing Roger Ebert Ever Wrote

“Will you be thinking of Loki six minutes after this movie is over?” Uhhh, yeah, actually.

1. Roger Ebert was one of the greatest and most beloved critics of all time, and had a reputation for being one of the least pretentious and most open-minded figures in the history of film criticism.

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2. But even if he was a remarkably fair writer, he was well-known for writing funny, insightful pans of terrible movies.

3. One of those movies was the first Thor film, which came out in 2011.


4. And you know, fair enough. It’s maybe not the best of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.


5. The strange part of Ebert’s review is his dismissal of Tom Hiddleston’s performance as Loki, a.k.a., the best thing about the movie.


6. “Lacking in charisma”?

7. Really?


8. You know, to each his own. Here’s where he just says something that turned out to be totally, horribly wrong.

9. Surely, you jest?


10. Three years later, Tumblr is basically a social network devoted to thinking about Hiddleston’s Loki 24/7.

11. Ebert actually wrote another piece in response to Thor fans who were outraged by his review, and admitted he was still thinking about Loki.

12. Hey, at least he walked it back a little.

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