Thor: Love and Thunder

The latest addition to the Thor collection of movies is just as good as its predecessors.


Disney Press Kit

A bold blue-and-red font represents the action within Thor: Love and Thunder well.

Thor is a character with a dynamic history in Marvel. His story is filled with love, loss, and sacrifice. Thor: Love and Thunder is a perfect microcosm of his experiences.

Thor: Love and Thunder chronicles Thor’s adventures combating Gorr the God Butcher, a being intent on destroying all gods. Wielding the Necrosword, Gorr goes on a killing spree of deities after his god, Rapu, mistreats him. This disrupts multiple worlds whose societies were built around their gods. After hearing of these gods’ deaths, and his friend Sif being severely injured, Thor leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy with Korg and tracks down Gorr.

The filmmaking in this movie contrasted with other Marvel movies, with more comedy to balance out the gorier aspect. As is standard with superhero action movies, the opening few scenes display Thor’s seemingly unlimited power as he single-handedly takes out an enemy army, destroying a religious temple in the process. This was a grand showcase of his capabilities and reminds the viewer of what they can expect from Thor throughout the movie, and he never underdelivered. Thor’s buddy, Korg, was an ok comic relief and would consistently make witty remarks at transpiring events. These statements were relevant most of the time, but other times they seemed unnecessary.

However, there were some pretty significant weak spots in the film. Especially for a 2020s movie, the visual aspect of jump-flips onto platforms seemed clunky and blatantly edited. Thor’s actions were inconsistent with his character in previous movies as well. In this movie, he acts as if his weapons were love interests, and what was even stranger was that his weapons seemed to respond to his talking. He treats Mjolnir as his ex and Stormbreaker, his axe, as his current significant other. This contrasted with his behavior in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, where he treated Mjolnir as a tool instead of a partner.

In conclusion, Thor: Love and Thunder was a good display of Thor’s internal struggles, his loss, and his sacrifice. Some of his actions seemed out of character, and there could have been more work put into visual effects. Overlooking that, though, there were no major plot holes and it was a good extension of Thor’s chronicle.