Movie: Thor: Love and Thunder
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Jamie Alexander
Director: taika vaititi
Release date: July 7, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder Review: Marvel Studios movies have been entertaining people for many years. Today, on July 7, the 29th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ has been released. Once again the tremendous action of ‘Thor’ is coming out in this film.
The story of Thor, a fictional folk god of Asgard, once thought up by Stan Lee in comics, has been further expanded upon by writers who inherited his legacy such as Larry Leiber and Jack Kirby.
Talking about Thor’s character only, this character’s entry into Marvel Comics comes from a comic book called ‘Journey into Mystery’ in 1962. This character appeared on the screen in 2011. Became part of Team Avengers.
In the film, Thor, after repeated heartbreak and loss of loved ones, devotes himself to protecting this galaxy and sets out with the Guardians of the Galaxy wherever his help is needed in the universe. It is in this episode that he learns that Gore the God Butcher (Christian Bale) is on a mission to destroy all the gods and has brutally murdered many gods.
Not only this, his next target is Thor’s Ashguard, where he has kidnapped the children. So Thor tries to eliminate Gore by uniting the rest of the gods, including Zeus (Russell Crowe), but Zeus makes fun of him.
The visuals in the film is really good to watch and the effects in 3D are amazing. The performance from Chris Hemsworth sir is amazing and the amount of hard work he put in this film can be realised while seeing him on screen.
‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ (or Thor 4) is a bridge between ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’ and is not really linked to any of the other recent MCU films/TV shows, but it does a really good job of building on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and the spirit of that film, including making Valkyrie (Thompson) and Korg (Waititi) the two main sidekicks of Thor (Hemsworth, who both ground him and add humour.
The plot is based around Gorr (Bale) having a sword that can kill gods, set-up well in the first 10min, and at the same time, Jane (Portman) being back as “The Mighty Thor” and being able to wield Mjolnir. A lot of this is explained in nice quirky montages, courtesy of Korg. There’s plenty of great cameos – from a lot of Aussies too, since it was filmed here – but the biggest (not a spoiler) is Russell Crowe as Zeus, who has a semi-important role, and is great.
Love & Thunder is very fast-paced, using the soundtrack excellently – especially four Guns N Roses songs – and it’s amazing the difference of “the vibe” during/after ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and 9 years later compared to this film. The black and white scene is excellent, there’s plenty of battles and whenever it starts to get too serious, there’s some well-placed jokes. The ending seems fitting and leaves you happy to see where Thor’s journey takes him.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” is the 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the fourth solo film to focus around the Marvel superhero Thor. Directed and co-written by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”, “Jojo Rabbit”) and again starring Chris Hemsworth in the lead role, it continues the God of Thunder’s journey throughout the universe in a solid adventure that both satisfies and saddens.