Hello everyone it’s Zainab, welcome or welcome back to my blog! Todays post will be a movie review of Marvel Studio’s latest movie: Thor Love and Thunder. So many people have been sharing their opinions and thoughts on this movie, therefore it’s time to share mine.
This review will have minor spoilers – no major plot points but parts that were not left in the trailers and promotions so please be aware of this before reading. Let’s jump into it!
Thor Love and Thunder’s reviews were generally good, the movie received 7/10 on IMDb as well as a Google general audience review of 83% liking the film. The Rotten Tomatoes reviews were mixed with a Tomatometer score of 68% but an audience score of 81%.
Thor: Love and Thunder is definitely similar to Thor Ragnarok in terms of the humour – it’s very clear that Taika Waititi directed both. And personally, I really enjoyed it. There was humour drizzled throughout the entire plot; even super intense and serious scenes. The only drawback of this was that this would interfere in some very serious and heartfelt scenes which took away some of the meaningfulness, this definitely played into the mixed reviews.
We all know Thor is a God, which obviously connotes to powerful and flawless, and although the idea of life’s challenges have been presented in previous Thor movies, I really feel that this movie in particular acknowledges the hurdles and difficulties in life. In the lead up to this movie, Thor had lost practically everyone important to him – his mother; father; brother and his friends. Which can be very relatable to viewers, as he feels like he’s lost his purpose. The beginning of the movie, especially, is Thor embarking on a voyage of purpose attempting to figure out who he is internally, not just a superhero God.
This movie is also centred around the return of Thor’s ex-girlfriend from the previous movies: Jane Foster, with a lot of the plot also being centred around her difficulties. She had been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and didn’t feel she had much left to live for until she discovered Thor’s previous hammer and used it to fulfil a temporary purpose of fighting as the Mighty Thor, alongside Thor, against Gorr. Both Thor and Jane confided in eachother sharing their hardships and a major part of this film is proving that the love between them and others is not just romantic but it was never forgotten and is what helped them keep going.
Parental love is also explored a lot throughout the course of this film. It begins with the backstory to Gorr (The God Butcher) in which he loses his daughter which set him off on an awful past. He always yearned for the love of his child which is very relevant through the themes of this film. I truly believe that this film wanted to prove the universality of love: romantically; like a parent; and through friendships.
Which is so refreshing to see in a superhero film – I really believe specifically this film broke down the barriers of being a superhero, possibly even acting as symbol that love is the greatest weapon.
Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods.
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! As always, I’d love to talk about your thoughts so if you’ve seen the film or have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment!
You want to see more of me and get exclusive updates on my blog? Well check out my socials!
Instagram – For exclusive updates on posts
Goodreads – You can see any books I’ve read or even recommend me one!
Contact Me if you would like to collaborate or have any other inquiries
Any suggestions or feel like chatting? Comment down below!
Have a lovely day!