‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Review: An Uneven Rom-Com That Doesn’t Fully Stick Its Landing

Taika Waititi’s follow-up to the massively successful 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok follows our titular hero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as he battles against a new threat, Gorr The God Butcher (Christian Bale) with the help of his friends King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi) and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) who has now become The Mighty Thor thanks to the restored Mjolnir.   

In theory, this premise established in the teaser trailer for the newest entry into Thor’s adventure titled Thor: Love and Thunder sounded beautiful. The last time we saw Thor was in Avengers: Endgame where he felt a little aimless, he felt lost, he learned to accept the death of his mother and become the God of Thunder once more and save the universe from Thanos, but now he feels empty. He’s lost a lot throughout his journey, from his mother to his father, his brother, the love of his life, and even his home world was decimated. How do you come back from that? I assumed these questions and philosophies would be tackled in this new film, but alas, Taika seems to have had other plans.


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