Thor: Love and Thunder mixes two stories into an almost perfect union with a lot of craziness, sass and stone heated Thorniness.
The movie shines with almost complete creative freedom, an original voice, and affable confidence. While not as game changing as Ragnarok, Love and Thunder once again shines brightly with a flashy confidence as it takes audiences on a wildly entertaining journey of love and adventure.
There are too many things that make it a must see in theater. The 80s rock, the screaming goats, and Gorr are on the top of the list. No, I didn’t forget Thor’s ass in glorious 3D. But that ends up being a minor detail in the grand calculus of the movie. (See what I did there?)
Let’s talk plot. Love and Thunder is equally mischievous and jumbled. It’s chaotic in both fun and messy ways. In reality, the movie is adapting two storylines from the comic books and that’s where they lost some points for me.
First, let’s talk about Mighty Thor. Marvel Studios finally did justice to Natalie Portman & Jane Foster. However, even though she’s not the main character in the story, or even second main, she was sold as she is. I would have loved it if they gave The Might Thor its own movie (or Disney+ show) instead of here (but I get why they did it) and overshadowing the perfection that is Gorr.
On the other hand, Christian Bale as Gorr was perfection. Creepy, dark, corrupt but with good motivation. My only comment there would have been this: Some Gorr scenes were rushed for some reason. The movie could have easily added 10 to 15 minutes and fleshed out some scenes that would have helped make him even greater and helped the viewers connect more with his loss.
And no, I didn’t forget about Zeus and the surprises in the two credit scenes. But I don’t like spoilers.
Should you watch it?
Where can I watch it?
Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theaters.