Movie Review: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ is full of humor, heart, and horror

“Thor: Love and Thunder” feels more like a comic book than any other Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The film’s sequences, pacing, and visuals exude the feel of Marvel Comics. Writer and Director Taika Watiti truly knows what he’s doing. He has adapted these characters and their stories from the comics to the big screen with the utmost care and respect.

Thor and Mighty Thor

The villain of this film, Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, is multifaceted: truly unhinged, terrifying at times, yet sometimes you can’t help but feel his motivations may be justified. Natalie Portman is absolutely stunning. Her performance perfectly expressed all the emotions associated with The Mighty Thor’s character arc. (No spoilers here, but if you’ve read the comics, expect a very similar adaptation.) Of course, as always, Chris Hemsworth is the perfect Thor, God of Thunder.

Thor Love and Thunder movie poster

While there are some more serious and/or frightening plot lines in this film, it feels like a children’s fairytale at heart, with kids being the main catalyst that drives the film forward. That being said; Gorr is the stuff of nightmares, so parents of little ones might want to wait a few years before letting them see this film. 

“Thor: Love and Thunder” releases in theaters everywhere on July 8, 2022. It is rated PG-13 and runs about two hours long. There is one mid-credit scene, and one end-credit scene at the very end.

In the Parks

Guests at Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort, and soon in Walt Disney Studios at Disneyland Paris, can find Thor at Avengers Campus. The California park is known for bringing out the latest characters, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Mighty Thor appear as well.

Marvel characters have also been known to occasionally pop up at other Disney theme parks around the world (excluding Walt Disney World) and on the Disney Cruise Line! 

You’ll most likely find Thor merchandise at all of the Disney theme parks around the world, including Walt Disney World. You may also find some merchandise at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.


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