Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a fantastic week. I think you were all expecting this one coming so here it is! Today’s article will be all about Thor’s last movie – Thor: Love and Thunder. You might don’t know this, but I’m actually not a huge fan of this character, especially in his last movie. I see a lot of people actually found it quite refreshing, but it was a bit too wacky for me. So, I wasn’t expecting much from Love and Thunder, as I got the vibe it would be similar. Was I correct? Well, first let’s get to the non-spoilers part!
We find Thor after the events of Avengers End Game (as in all of the shows of this new Marvel phase). On the surface, Thor seems to be better: he is back in shape, he is hanging with the Guardians of the Galaxy and he is using his power to save many life forms. However, Thor is still depressed and doesn’t know (once again) who he really is. He has no real motivation and as we know, he truly lost everyone and everything that matters. Until the remaining Asgardians and himself are being chased by a maniac god-killer that will force him to meet with the love of his life, and give sense to it all once again.
So, I’ll go straight to the point: I actually truly enjoyed this new Thor movie! It was fun, well written, beautiful to see, and overall a great experience. Again, it is a Marvel movie so stop trying to find some deeper meaning to everything. Taika Waititi said it: it is a comedy. So this movie was not supposed to be some sort of drama and heroic story. The drama was in between the funny parts and not the other way around. Since Ragnarok, we’ve seen Thor embracing this humorous personality and I think it was very well reflected in Love and Thunder.
It was really nice to see Jane Foster again, especially in her new role as Mighty Thor. I was a bit skeptical when I saw her in the trailer, but I actually believe Nathalie Portman nailed this character development and hear death has a true meaning for Thor’s own development. Their chemistry is moving and convincing. By the way, all the secondary characters are pretty amazing and add up to the storyline. But the one that I actually really enjoyed seeing on screen again is Christian Bale as Gorr. He is menacing and you can see that Bale is totally involved in this role. He is a real threat, even for someone as powerful as Thor.
I know many people enjoyed Russel Crowe in his role as Zeus. I think he did the job as I actually hated the guy, but again it was written there for a reason. Thor needed a shock and seeing his role model being a jack**s, finding love again, and finally becoming a father was the most amazing ending for this storyline. I’m excited to see how his tale will now evolve now that he has a kid, in this new Marvel phase. Of course, this movie is not perfect. There were a lot of shortcuts and maybe one or two jokes that were a bit too much but I will actually say it is refreshing to see something different in this universe.
This is all for today My Movievaures! I hope you enjoyed this article. Let me know in the comments down below your thoughts on Love and Thunder. I’ll be back next week with a new review, but in the meantime feel free to follow me on Instagram for more news and live reactions. See you soon!