REVIEW: Thor Love And Thunder

By Gary

This is the fourth solo outing of Thor in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder and finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced one of self-discovery.

But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.

To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who to Thor’s surprise inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.

Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

The film is directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) and produced by Kevin Feige and Brad Winderbaum.

As a huge Marvel fan, I go into these movies with sky high expectations, however this film was not one that met those.

Which is a problem as the last few Marvel Cinematic Universe’ movies have been largely disappointing, with odd moments of magic but getting less.

The humour in this kind of misses the mark for me and becomes a bit silly, I do think it should have been dialled back a bit.

Christian Bale is very good as Gorr, but it does make you feel like they could have done more with the character.

The necrosword was an interesting weapon but it is not explained very well where it came from.

I also thought the shadow realm where Gorr is, is the most powerful but was also not very well done.

Natalie Portman probably gives her best performance as Jane Foster/Thor.

Russell Crowe as Zeus is crazy good and funny in this with the little screen time he gets.

While Chris Hemsworth returning as the God of Thunder, Thor, is so very bland and boring. Sorry Chris.

The two goats get very annoying, very quickly.

As with Marvel films there is a credits scene but I won’t spoil that for you.

But my final words will be Thor Love and Thunder is average at best and very disappointing, Disney and Marvel must do better.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the next Marvel release, due November, and I hope they honour Chadwick Bosman well in it after his tragic passing.