New Thor Movie Dubbed “Fun” but Still “Silly”


| LAST UPDATE 07/10/2022

By Conner Goodman
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Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth and latest installment of the Marvel movie based on the character Thor. Here's what critics had to say about the entertaining film - filled with plenty of "nice gags" and "big cameos!"

The film, which was released this past weekend, was directed by Oscar-winner Taika Waititi. Funny enough, he made an appearance in the movie alongside Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, and Jaimie Alexander. The storyline followed Thor during his long search for inner peace following the events that took place in the 2019 movie, Avengers: Endgame. During his journey for karma, the main character gets stopped by Goor, the God Butcher (played by Bale), who is on his own mission to extinct the gods. To fight back, Thor gets the help of some of his old pals, Valkyrie (Thompson), Korg (Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane, who now is the owner of Thor's famous hammer.

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Film critic Peter Brashaw called the movie a "self-satire" - a common theme often seen in Marvel movies. He added that the latest Thor film "is becoming a bit of a cul de sac - but that isn't to say it isn't still funny, and Thor still delivers a mighty hammer-blow, or rather axe-blow of fun." This review wasn't the only one that had good things to say! The Independent gave the movie a 4-star rating and wrote that it was "a rare Marvel film that remembers its main audience are kids." Clarisse Loughrey wrote, "Of course, Ragnarok's distinctive humor is carried over, and there's a blissfully dumb running joke about a pair of giant, heavy metal-screaming goats," the actress added. "But, really, it's the heart that matters here.

While overall the film got good reviews, there were a few complaints. Critic Grant Rollings admitted that he thought the creators of the movie had lost out on naming it "Thor Four." But nonetheless, the critic enjoyed the director's recreation of Ragnarok's "successful formula." Rollings added, "By putting comedy into the comic book, Waititi makes Love and Thunder a likeable rumble." To catch the movie for yourself, head on over to your local movie theatre or wait for it to be released on Disney+ pretty soon!

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