‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Review – This is My Favorite Thor Film!

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Yes, you read the title correctly, Thor: Love and Thunder is my FAVORITE Thor film from Marvel Studios! Don’t get me wrong, I do have some nitpicks about the film but it didn’t stop me from loving the film way more than I thought I would. All hail Taika Waititi, am I right?

Thor: Love and Thunder follows Thor, and he’s trying to discover himself. Thor’s journey of self-discovery was put to a halt when Gorr the God Butcher has been wrecking havoc and killing various gods. Thor teams up with King Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane Foster, who can now wield Mjolnir and become the Mighty Thor. The group will go on a cosmic adventure like no other and try to stop Gorr before it’s too late.

This film is very straight to the point, especially with the runtime given, so there’s much fluff or filler. Thor: Love and Thunder takes what I love from Thor comics, and Marvel comics in general, and was able to execute it well in live-action. I’ve always been a fan of Taika Waititi’s directing and storytelling, so the use of comedy and emotional moments in the film was well done.

The main characters in Thor: Love and Thunder were written so well and just pushing their arcs forward. And the two characters that exceeded my expectations regarding the writing was Gorr and Jane Foster, now those two stole the show for me. Also, watching where Thor started in the MCU to where he is now is just fantastic, and I still want to see more of him in future.

My only nitpick with the film when it comes to the story is that even though Gorr had such a well written backstory and motive, I would like to have seen him actually killing other gods. We know he’s call Gorr the God Butcher but we don’t actually see him go on the killing spree, and those events just happens off screen. I think it was a missed opportunity to show what Thor’s best villain can do in live-action.

The cast for Thor: Love and Thunder really brought their A game!

Chris Hemsworth if you’re reading this, I hope you never get tired of playing the character. I just continue to love Hemsworth’s performance as Thor, he just gets better and better with each appearance in the MCU. I wonder where he’ll take the character next in his next MCU appearance, but I know it’ll be great.

Tessa Thompson is such a badass as King Valkyrie. If you liked how she was in Thor: Ragnarok, then you won’t be disappointed. In my opinion, I hope someone is pushing for a solo project for King Valkyrie over at Marvel Studios because she deserves it.

I still enjoyed Taika Waititi’s Korg like I did in Thor: Ragnarok. The comedic timing with the character just lands for me. If Taika doesn’t come back as Korg, then I would like to see him play another character for the hell of it.

I’m so happy that Natalie Portman returned to play Jane Foster because this was her best performance in the MCU. Hell, I think Natalie Portman pretty much stole the show, especially as the Mighty Thor. She definitely exceeded my expectations and I need more, so incredible!

Christian Bale might be, if not, the best actor as a villain in the MCU. Bale’s acting as Gorr was insanely good, and I wasn’t expecting him to go this deep into the role. Every time he was on the screen, Bale just gave it his all. Who would’ve thought that I would love a villain this much in the MCU since Josh Brolin’s Thanos?

The cast throughout the film, even the kids, were all great. Everyone did good job in Thor: Love and Thunder.

The VFX could be a hit or miss. There’s times where the visuals for Thor: Love and Thunder looked great, but then there’s times where it did looked a bit janky. The film is colorful and did leave me in awe, plus things that looked like it was pulled from the comic books, but it’s also noticeable when the film looks off.

The cinematography in the movie is amazing. A lot of the shots were done very well, especially during the action scenes. This is probably one of my favorite things about the movie.

The costumes and character designs throughout the film were also done very well. The only time I probably complained about the character costume was when Thor wore an over the top costume with the helmet, but it made sense for the story so I’ll let it slide. Overall, I was impressed throughout the film.

Of course, the score in Thor: Love and Thunder was amazing. The music just meshed with the film perfectly. It was definitely one of the things that made the film fantastic.

Thor: Love and Thunder just did it for me, and it became my favorite Thor film. The film does everything I wanted, plus more. I was hooked from beginning to end, and I left happy as hell. I’m for sure going to see this film in theaters a few more times while it’s out because I loved it. It’s for sure one of my favorite things to come out in phase 4 of the MCU, easily.

I highly recommend watching Thor: Love and Thunder!


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