The first returns of the highly anticipated new Marvel are here and Taika Waititi seems to have convinced with a Thor: Love and Thunder exhilarating and funny.
After completely reinventing the character of the Norse god in Thor: Ragnarok Taika Waititi remains at the helm for this fourth installment hoping to make the hero even more popular. Thor therefore returns to the cinema (succeeding Doctor Strange 2) in a new adventure mixing old-school mythology and science fiction.
Still embodied by a Chris Hemsworth who doesn’t seem to be about to leave his franchise, the character becomes one of the most recurring in the MCU and the member of the Avengers with the greatest number of solo films. However, he will be far from alone here since the god of thunder has never been so well surrounded: following the events ofAvengers: Endgame, Thor will be accompanied by the Guardians of the Galaxy, and will also be surrounded by Jane Foster, marking the return of Natalie Portman, now her equal as the female version of the God of Lightning.
A big evolution necessary, Taika Waititi being well aware that it was necessary to offer something new to the spectators rather than relying on the achievements of the previous opus. And it is clear that the filmmaker has been able to raise expectations and the excitement is therefore at its height among Marvel fans! So, has the whimsical filmmaker managed to take up the bet? Waiting the first reviews on July 5a few opinions have just fallen for Thor 4, one of the shortest MCU films. Newspaper.
We take a deep breath, and we will see the reviews
#ThorLoveAndThunder is electric! A wacky, high energy delight with a cast full of aces crushing one scene after the next. LOADS of laughs (my face legit hurts), menace of Christian Bale’s Gorr is chilling, but most of all loved that it’s a film brimming with good vibes & heart. pic.twitter.com/CjVHkxAprC
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder is electrifying! It’s a wacky, super-energetic experience with a five-star cast that shines scene after scene. There’s a LOT of humor (my cheekbones literally hurt), Christian Bale’s Gorr is terrifying, but above all, I loved how much this film has a lot of heart and exudes positive vibes. » Perri Nemiroff – Collider
#ThorLoveAndThunder is a vivid and vibrant blast that delivers. Hemsworth’s Thor remains a jewel in Marvel’s crown. Bale’s Gorr is a killer boogeyman blending the campy and the creepy. Portman’s Foster and Thompson’s Valkyrie are a top notch pairing. Crowe’s Zeus is *chef’s kiss* pic.twitter.com/PDb5SZRWOo
—Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder is a vibrant, lively flurry that delivers on all its promises. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is a little jewel in the Marvel crown. Christian Bale’s Gorr is a super antagonist who manages to mix the sinister with very camp codes. And Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie make an absolutely formidable duo. As for Russell Crowe’s Zeus, it is simply perfect. » Simon Thompson – Variety
The big mean wolf
#ThorLoveAndThunder has an Appetite For Destruction & laughs. It’s totally rad! Taika Waititi delivers a subversive, irreverent spectacle. Great story, stakes & character-building. Chris Hemsworth & Natalie Portman, superb.Russell Crowe & Christian Bale slip easily into the world pic.twitter.com/W7PUUXIfM5
—Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder definitely has an appetite for destruction and humor. It’s too classy! Taika Waititi delivers to the viewer a subversive and irreverent show. Great story, stakes, and characterization. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman are superb. Russell Crowe and Christian Bale slip into this universe with ease. » Courtney Howard – Variety
Another classic Thor adventure! #ThorLoveAndThunder is everything I wanted it to be. Big, colorful, weird Guns N’ Roses-fueled battles to go w/ a hopelessly romantic story about discovering love in unexpected places. Christian Bale & Russell Crowe are especially great. And Korg! pic.twitter.com/fu0gTUuMRj
—Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 24, 2022
“A new cult adventure for Thor! Thor: Love and Thunder is everything I expected. Ambitious, colourful, underpinned by eerie Guns N’ Roses battles, all wrapped up in a desperately romantic narrative segment that seeks to find love in places you least expect it. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are particularly good in their roles. And Korg! » Erik Davis -Fandango
The perfect duo, no offense to Thor
#ThorLoveAndThunder is much more episodic than I would have suspected. Delivers big laughs. Very standard, cookie cutter villain with Christian Bale. I want the buddy cop comedy with Natalie Portman & Tessa Thompson. Matt Damon must go Broadway. Post credits are EPIC! Pure fun. pic.twitter.com/2J5UQuHHSA
— Clayton Davis – Stand with ???????? (@ByClaytonDavis) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder is much more episodic than I expected. The footage guarantees its share of humor. Christian Bale’s villain is very standard, very square. I want a detective buddy movie starring Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson. Matt Damon must absolutely start a career on Broadway. And the post-credits scene is absolutely EPIC! Pure fun. » Clayton Davis – Variety
I saw #ThorLoveAndThunder. It can’t quite match the visual or comedy bombast of Ragnarok, but Taika Waititi makes up for it with an emotionally mature Marvel movie. It’s also very funny (Natalie’s got jokes) and features one of the most stunning visual sequences in MCU history.
—Jake (@jacobkleinman) June 24, 2022
“I saw Thor: Love and Thunder. The footage doesn’t quite match the plastic quality or comical bombshells of Ragnarok, but Taika Waititi makes up for that with an emotionally accomplished Marvel movie. It’s also super funny (Natalie Portman is hilarious), and the footage boasts one of the most visually stunning sequences in all of MCU history. » Jacob Kleinman – Reverse
Did you say stunning visuals?
#ThorLoveAndThunder gets better when it’s not desperately trying to recapture the magic of Ragnarok. Most of the humor doesn’t land as well as it did the first time, but Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, & Christian Bale do the best with it.
— Andrew J. Salazar (@AndrewJ626) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder is at its best when it’s not desperate to recreate the magic of Ragnarok. A lot of the humorous features in the footage don’t have the same impact as in the previous film, but Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale make the most of what they’re given. » Andrew J. Salazar – Discussing Movie
#ThorLoveAndThunder has very high highs & very low lows. It’s very Taika Waititi and is tonally all over the place. That said, the second half is way better than the first and I really loved what Christian Bale brought to the table. Also, Natalie Portman is fantastic as expected. pic.twitter.com/NCCsDS7bj2
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder has some very good times, but also has some very bad times. Which is very representative of Taika Waititi and gives a result that goes a bit all over the place, tonally speaking. Now that that’s said, the second half of the film is much better than the first, and I really enjoyed what Christian Bale brought to the whole thing. Oh, and Natalie Portman is as fantastic as one would expect. » Scott Menzel – We Live Entertainment
So, love at first sight for Thor 4?
#ThorLoveAndThunder is like what I imagine living in the mind of Taika Waititi might be like. It’s wild, funny, a little all over the place in the middle but by the end it all comes together in a surprising, touching, satisfying way. So much Guns n Roses too. So much. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/FCuilspvHH
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 24, 2022
“Thor: Love and Thunder is an adequate representation of what I imagine to be inside Taika Waititi’s mind. It’s wild, funny, a little scattered towards the second act, but the finale brings together all the segments of the footage in a surprising, touching, and very satisfying way. Oh, and there are a lot of Guns N’Roses. Very much. » Germain Lussier – Gizmodo
#ThorLoveAndThunder is the funniest film in the MCU. The jokes are excellent as is the cast delivering them.
Christian Bale, obviously, is also terrifying as #gorr
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) June 24, 2022
” Thor Love and Thunder is the funniest movie in the MCU. The jokes work very well thanks to the acting. Christian Bale, obviously, is terrifying as Gorr. BUT, the plot seemed flat and without stakes to me. I’m not sure if this is Thor’s problem in general or a concern for an MCU movie without a big bad guy. » Eric Italiano – Possible
These are the first returns that are definitely full of praise. And if these first American reviews are to be considered with restraint — the critical embargo only ending on July 5 and the first reviews of Marvel films being often positive, regardless of the final critical average —, these reviews do not however, do not fail to underpin the intensity of this new opus, and its multiple humorous sequences. Thor: Love and Thunder should therefore promise a sensational showcarried by an undeniable plastic quality, worthy of Waititi’s artistic touch, and multiple colorful action sequences.
Comparisons to Ragnarok oblige, the opinions do not however fail to underline the more sensitive nature of the story compared to the previous section, as well as the judicious development of hitherto unexpected interpersonal relationships. And if this beautiful positive momentum is to be considered cautiously, the excitement that underlies this first salvo of opinions is there. It only remains to be hoped that the footage lives up to these praises. Verdict in theaters July 13.