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Thor: Love and Thunder

Published September 10, 2022

Thor: Love and Thunder

Film info

  • Title Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Director Taika Waititi
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 59m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Tagline The one is not the only

Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder on a journey unlike anything he's ever faced - one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who - to Thor's surprise - inexplicably wields his magical hamer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher's vengeance and stop him before it's too late.

Live blog

Time Comment
6:47 “This is my vow. All gods will die.” That can’t be good.
9:01 “A big fleshy bod.”
16:36 Love her impatience, squeezing the drip bag.
19:19 The actors are back!! Hooray!
31:22 “Mjolnir, here boy.”
34:43 I want all backstories to be provided by Korg.
40:36 So much love for King Valkyrie wearing a Phantom of the Opera jumper.
43:32 Uncle Korg.
53:09 I feel like this film would be absolutely terrifying for kids.
1:00:50 “So chill, babycake.”
1:07:54 The Goat Boat.
1:12:23 “I don’t have cancer, let’s go smash something.”
1:25:23 The doctor talking to Thor like any other family member.
1:28:29 “Hey, don’t die.” “Yea, I know.” That’s my kind of goodbye.
1:43:45 Thor might go dad-bod again after this.
1:46:08 I need to know more about Dwayne!

Thoughts

Well this was an experience. It was hilarious, it really leaned in to all the jokes that were started in Ragnarok and then threw in a load more for good measure. The tone is really set right at the start when Thor is single-handedly thwarting an army, and can do the splits cartoon-style as something of a gag. That sometimes doesn’t quite butt up against the darker side so well, there’s some really quite scary stuff in here, certainly enough to give me nightmares, let alone kids, and the juxtaposition between the two tones is a bit odd.

And really it didn’t feel like a lot of story, or whatever story in there could have been explored better. It was more like just a lot of fun stuff thrown into a movie and loosely hanging together. But the fun stuff really was fun. Who doesn’t want to see Russell Crowe hamming it up or the adorable Korg getting left behind because he’s so literal. Why wouldn’t there be screaming goats that are never not funny, and the return of the Asgardian players desperate to put on their next performance.

It’s weird but entertaining, not good but very watchable. An odd beast.

Rating: 3 / 5

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