Things I Like: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022 Film)

Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie poster Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Taika Waititi Chris Hemsworth Natalie Portman Tessa Thompson

Since having my son Alexander, my wife and I were unsure of when our next visit to the movies might be. But we really wanted to see Thor: Love and Thunder, which has gotten mixed reactions from fans. After the mess that was Thor: Dark World, I will say I did have a little doubt. But when my mom offered to babysit, I took my gorgeous wife to the movies for the first time since the hospital.

Thor using bifrost power with stormbreaker axe Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie

The movie takes place after Endgame with Thor getting bored with his time with the Guardians of the Galaxy. He eventually hears about Gorr the God Butcher that is about to target New Asgard on Earth.

Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Natalie Portman Chris Hemsworth

To his shock, his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster not only has his old hammer but is technically now the Mighty Thor herself. I will say I did enjoy Jane in her new superhero role but I definitely didn’t enjoy the darker side of that deal.

Christian Bale as Gorr the God butcher Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney

Gorr the God Butcher came out in the comics about the same time as the first Thor film which explains why I’ve never heard of him before. But he was a pretty neat villain and Christian Bale did pretty well.

Thor flicked shirtless by Zeus Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Chris Hemsworth

While the trailer did spoil the scene, so it wasn’t a surprise, if you still have the chance to watch it in a room full of people at the theater, you can definitely hear how happy all the women are, LOL.

Zeus and his pretty goddesses Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Russell Crowe

I did find the concept of Zeus and Thor existing in the same universe at the same time a bit contradictory, but it works I suppose. At least the MCU Zeus is pretty accurate to Greek mythology as he’s definitely a womanizer first and a god second.

Korg Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Taika Waititi

Just like Thor: Ragnarok, one of the best parts about the movie is Korg. Almost everything he says is absolutely funny. In case you didn’t know, he’s played by the director of both this film and Ragnarok, Taika Waititi.

Valkyrie and Jane Foster in disguise at the city of the gods Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 movie Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney Tessa Thompson Natalie Portman

I will say that it’s definitely not as good as Ragnarok but I still really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely rewatch it again when it comes out on Disney + later in the year. I think I favor the first Thor movie just a tad more but probably just because of Loki. But all three movies are absolutely solid gold compared to the second Thor movie.

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  1. Ananka says:

    Gonna have to catch this at some point!

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  2. I haven’t seen this yet, but I am looking forward to watching it when it gets to Disney Plus. I agree that “Thor: The Dark World” is the worst of the Thor movies, but parts of it are good — you just have to fast forward through the bad and/or boring parts.

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