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Today we’re talking about the 2022 film Thor: Love and Thunder.
The actual story was fairly simple and straightforward. There was a lot of humour and a lot of emotion. Sometimes it felt like the flow between scenes was missing something and there were more than a few parts that could have been extended. It felt like they had 6 hours of story and only 2 hours made it to the final cut.
Somewhere along the way in the MCU, Thor went from slightly oblivious jock / rich kid to a dim-witted fool. Every movie, it feels like he has to relearn how to be worthy and honestly, it’s getting old.
The addition of the Mighty Thor made things more interesting, but I have to say the whole romance was a little meh for me.
I liked the relationship between Jane and Valkyrie and loved the cameos by Sif and Heimdall.
The villain stole the show, however. He was both relatable and if it wouldn’t have killed Thor, I would have been okay with his plan. His redemption at the end through the power of love felt earned and not like a cheap plot trick.
The quips and dialogue were excellent, but the imbalance in tone made some scenes comical or just weird.
Visuals and Music
Visually this movie was a feast for the eyes. Absolutely gorgeous in every way.
The music was clever and well placed.
Once I got used to the fact that the movie would be all over the place in tone, I started to enjoy each piece like short films. The last scene with the kids was just so empowering. I loved it.
The tone is all over the place, the story feels disjointed, the love story was meh, but damn this movie was still a lot of fun. The dialogue and action are spectacular and Christian Bale makes a relatable and fantastic villain.
Final Score: 3 Stars out of 5