Thor (Chris Hemsworth) had joined The Guardians of the Galaxy after his grievance phase passed. Even though he is over thousands of years old, he is in an existential crisis. That is why he decided to part ways with the Guardians. He and his friend Korg (Taika Waititi) will continue their missions to help those in need across the universe. But what their surprise will be when they come across a singular enemy and Thor’s ex.
Before continuing reading this Thor: Love and Thunder Review, be aware there will be some spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Thor: Love and Thunder: Synopsis
Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to fight Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who intends to make the gods extinct.
If you have followed Thor’s story through Marvel’s cinematography, and you like Nordic mythology, you can’t miss this movie! Following Taika’s success with Thor Ragnarok, this movie presents Thor’s new adventures with more real Nordic mythology.
We are quickly introduced to Thor’s change since his grievance phase, and we can clearly see a different side of him. It’s more mature and selfless. When he has to chase the God’s Butcher with Korg, he doesn’t face this from his arrogant side, but his worried and noble one.
Korg and Valkyrie maintain their character’s essence that we saw in the beginning: Valkyrie is fierce, just and determined; and Korg is innocent, brave and sweet. It’s adorable to see them fighting with Thor.
On the other hand, the God’s Butcher is terrifying. From the beginning of the movie, we know his story and why his mission is to exterminate all the Gods, but Christian’s performance is marvelous! The emotions and darkness he transmits, and also the pain of his daughter’s loss, gave me chills.
I must also mention Zeus, who is introduced as the God’s boss. He’s portrayed as a powerful but selfish God, which didn’t sock me because, as I mentioned before, this movie is accurate to Nordic mythology.
Speaking of the plot, I felt some things were very rushed. They fitted so many events and story lines in just 2 hours, and sometimes it felt a bit forced. For example, Jane’s cancer story. It was presented very quickly and without deep details. I think it’s a very important story line that should’ve been developed further.
I personally loved the way the movie included LGTBQ’s representation. It treated this topic as the most normal, without making a big deal out of it. I think that’s amazing. Slowly, Marvel and Disney are including this kind of representation in their stories, and it’s a great step forward!
Thor: Love and Thunder Review
From the beginning, we can see Taika’s essence in the movie: the photography, the music, the dialogues. The comical parts are well written and not excessive, which is perfect.
As I mentioned before, some things in the plot seemed quite rushed. Nevertheless, the main storyline: Thor, Valkyrie and Korg having to stop The. God’s Butcher is well written and executed. At some points, I even sympathized for the Butcher, feeling the pain of his loss.
The element of surprise wasn’t present, but it was heartwarming to see the character’s development and how they find a way to stop the Butcher. I liked the children’s role in this movie, it was spot on and heartwarming. I wouldn’t have imagined a group of kids fighting Shadow Demons! Additionally, I loved the redemption arch they gave to the Butcher in the end, and when the reason for this movie’s title is revealed, I felt literal goosebumps! I definitely didn’t see it coming.
Have you seen the movie Thor: Love and Thunder yet? If yes, what are your thoughts? Don’t forget to check this place when we will be back with more reviews.
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