Thor: Love and Thunder review

Thor: Love and Thunder debuts in theaters on July 8, 2022. Below is a spoiler free review.

It took some time and some adjustments, but at this point in his journey I don’t think it would be an overstatement to call Thor Odinson one of them, if not the the most dramatically compelling character remaining in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This seems to come out of necessity: a nearly invincible Asgardian isn’t the easiest hero to fret about when the battle heats up, and so Marvel Studios has been careful to counter Thor with grounded emotional stakes since his very first appearance , even as half of it The world around him is collapsing. Despite Thor’s less-loved appearances, questions of how we live up to our family’s expectations, maturity, duty, purpose, and, yes, love, have always been front and center for Thor and will remain so for Thor 4. He’s been a part of the universe for a long time saved, and Thor: Love and Thunder has no illusions about having to push the character in a new direction. And that’s okay; Love and Thunder manages to honor his journey, even if it doesn’t offer much that’s new for the MCU as a whole.

Through a synopsis of Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) story, narrated by Korg, we are reminded of the many tragedies and losses he has endured and how his current stint as a freelance Guardian of the Galaxy is helping him in his healing process. Since director Taika first humanized Waititi with the character in Ragnarok, Hemsworth has felt fearless in depicting both the god’s inner turmoil and bombastic personality, and has continued to hit punchlines and physical comedy alike. Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine seems to be the consensus pick for the most iconic actor-hero pairings at this point, but by continuing to honor and respect Thor as he clearly does, Hemsworth totally deserves to be a part of that conversation as well. With Thor at a crossroads, Love and Thunder waste no time reuniting him with Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his former flame, and revealing something you might not expect to get in: It’s a romantic comedy, and a good one at that.

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