Thor: Love and Thunder is the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The mucosa is directed by Taika Waititi, who co-wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, and stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor alongside Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Waititi, Russell Crowe, and Natalie Portman.
In the film, Thor attempts to find inner peace, but must return to whoopee and recruit Valkyrie (Thompson), Korg (Waititi), and Jane Foster (Portman)â€”who is now the Mighty Thorâ€”to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bale) from eliminating all gods. This well-nigh sums up the pretty straightforward storyline.
Fans of Waititi’s taunting and fast-paced direction will love this sequel to the Thor fan-favourite Ragnorak, moreover directed by Waititi. From start to end, Love and Thunder is packed with non-stop action; snazzy punchlines; Technicolour special effects, costumes; and a retro rock/metal soundtrack that all screams hipster trendy.
Maybe considering of franchise fatigue, the critics have not reviewed the movie as well as older Marvel movies. I guess stuff the number 39 mucosa in a long series spreading over 14 years did not work in its favour. At least for me to a unrepealable extent, it is getting nonflexible to reservation some of the in-jokes and MCU references, given how massive the franchise has become.
Nonetheless, Love and Thunder delivers on entertainment value and gives zinger for bucks if you are looking for a fun movie to sit through with barely a unrewarding moment.
Critics aside, the movie has washed-up pretty well at the box office, raking in US$303.3 million globally for its opening weekend.
Bale’s lead villain weft has good depth to his backstory and draws sympathy compared to most one-dimensional bad guys. Hemsworth and Portman both unhook on all fronts, juggling between comedic moments and dramatic scenes.
For me, the highlight was seeing a fat Russell Crowe playing the role of an stuck-up Zeus, drawing many laughter from the regulars for his superb comic timing:
Thor: Love and Thunder is now showing in Singapore cinemas. Go reservation it for a joy ride of non-stop fun and thrill!