“Thor: Love And Thunder” Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #ThorLoveAndThunder
“Thor: Love and Thunder” finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is 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.
I’m pretty sure that by now we all know that I’m not that big as MCU fan or the biggest Marvel fan I’m more of a DC Comics, DC Entertainment type of guy and sometimes I hold these movies in such a high steam because of their production value because of where they’re are coming from being produced by Disney and Marvel Studios that why I’m overly critical about where the MCU is going overall. And always my main criticism is I feel all Avengers movies, all the Marvel movies feel and look the same they follow the same Disney/Marvel formula and basically, they don’t bring nothing new to the table which each entry into the franchise. I think this a consensus by all critics and fans that the MCU phase four feels directionless.
Now with all of that said “Thor: Love And Thunder” with all its flaws it’s honestly one of my favorite Thor movies from the Marvel franchise. and I say this mostly because of personal feels. I absolutely believe that people that enjoy “Thor: Ragnarok” would absolutely love this movie. Of course, Taika Waititi style in cinema is fully present all throughout the film much like it was in Ragnarok, but to me this one felt more personal more intimate.
If there’s a constant that we can mention from phase four is that we have seen Marvel given their directors work creative freedom to express their vision of the story. Of course, we saw this in “Thor: Ragnarok”, but this year with Marvel “Eternals, “Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder” we saw how marvel deviated from their formula a bit which is something is a welcome change in my book.
Much like Ragnarok, visually “Thor: Love And Thunder’ it’s a spectacle. Which if you ask me that is a lot of constant for the phase four of the MCU that I find extremely appealing. both Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings and Marvels Eternals shine as well in the visuals department. Story wise, the reason I love “Thor: Love And Thunder” so much was because of how much I related to Christian Bale role as Gorr the God Butcher and ultimately how much are related to the emotional scenes between Thor and Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor. While I do have to admit It’s a shame the whole comedy aspect of the story really overshadowed their performance.
Lastly if you have to ask me where I would put “Thor: Love And Thunder” in my top list regarding the phase four of the MCU movies. I will clearly put it within my top five, right up there with “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Black Widow” and “Doctor Strange Into The Multiverse of Madness” because of how heavily invested emotionally I was with those stories, even with all its flaws.