REVIEW – Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

I patiently waited for Thor: Love & Thunder for 6,134,400 seconds, which is 102,240 in minutes, 1704 in hours, an approximation of 71 days & roughly 2 months.

If you had asked me a year ago if I thought I would ever give such a low rating for an MCU film, I probably would have laughed in your face, and yet, here we are … 3 out of 10.

Humour 🤦🏻‍♂️

Where do I start? In my opinion, there was so much humour in this film that made the humour redundant. They – the director as well as the writers of the film – took the serious moments as well as the humour from Thor: Ragnarok and mixed the two together, which they thought would succeed but, as expected, failed miserably. You CAN’T degrade the tone of a film with too many funny moments. With the utmost respect, Taika Waititi should take lessons from the Russo Brothers, who balanced out humour with the serious moments in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016) as well as Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Natalie Portman 🥰

As a major fan of her work since her debut in the Star Wars prequel saga, Paris, Je T’aime, No Strings Attached as well as her performance in Black Swan, I was extremely over the moon that she was returning as Jane Foster and as New Thor. All that excitement at Comic-Con. All that hype via the media and the hierarchy at Marvel. All that happiness as well as excitement of her returning to the MCU and they just kill her character off. This was an absolute major disappointment for me. MIND-BOGGLING!

The God Butcher 🤣

Apart from killing a God at the beginning of the film, what others did the so called “GOD BUTCHER” actually butchered? I mean, it would have been awesome to have seen some Gods being butchered, BUT OFF SCREEN!? Were Marvel scared or were they saving screen time? They have done wrong here as they did with the decimation of Xandar in Avengers: Infinity War (2018). To be blunt, Original Thor, King Valkyrie and Jane AKA new Thor never seemed afraid of him in the least despite Christian Bale playing the character to the T.


I really hope the future of the MCU is not going to be similar to this film as not only from a viewing point, but also from a passionate point, how the mighty have fallen 💔

Overall, not only was this movie a substantial disappointment, it was horrible and this is coming from a HARDCORE Marvel Cinematic Universe fan, who has been there since Iron Man was released on May 2, 2008.

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