Film: Thor: Love and Thunder

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Another busy Sunday (in a good way) as we headed straight from Rosi and David’s ‘Ruby Do’ to the local Odeon (meeting up with Janet & Jo) to see the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) franchise – Thor: Love and Thunder.


This is a direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the 29th movie in the MCU series of movies.

29th?????

Luckily, you don’t need to have seen all of these for it to make sense, but a rewatch of Thor: Ragnarok helps a little! πŸ‘

1. Captain America: The First Avenger
2. Captain Marvel
3. Iron Man

4. Iron Man 2
5. The Incredible Hulk

6. Thor
7. The Avengers/Avengers Assemble*
*Slightly different title for the UK only
8. Iron Man 3
9. Thor: The Dark World
10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
11. Guardians of the Galaxy
12. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron
14. Ant-Man
15. Captain America: Civil War
16. Black Widow
17. Spider-Man: Homecoming
18. Doctor Strange
19. Black Panther
20. Thor: Ragnarok
21. Avengers: Infinity War
22. Ant-Man and the Wasp
23. Avengers: Endgame
24. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
25. Spider-Man: Far From Home
26. Eternals
27. Spider-Man: No Way Home

28. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Synopsis

Thor calls on the help from Valkyrie, Jane Foster and Korg when Gorr, the God Butcher attempts to fulfil his job title! 😲

Any good?

Dear me, what a mess! A wafer-thin plot combined with a bucket full of other narrative nonsense that competed (unsuccessfully) with much more serious topics, made this easily the worst movie to-date in the MCU franchise. Whoever signed this one off should be taken out the back and… well, you get the idea! 😟

Ironically, it had a great cast who acted their socks off (with Russell Crowe as Zeus, easily stealing the show for me), Looking deeper, the film was all over the place in tone… one minute comedic, the next, deadly serious. I’m pretty sure that comedy and Thor just don’t mix – and being one of the shorter Marvel films didn’t help with the pacing! πŸ˜•

The result? It’s probably done the franchise no favours at all with this latest outing. It didn’t move the whole MCU vision any further forward and risked turning the character Thor into more of a buffoon than a super-hero. Anyone seeing this as their FIRST Marvel movie (if they stay that long) hoping to find out what all the fuss is about with the Marvel Film franchise will rightly conclude they needn’t bother! Luckily, the previous 28 ARE worth a watch! (Well, most of them anyway!) 😟

One possible high point? Don’t forget to stay for the obligatory-now-standard mid-credits and post-credits scene (‘nuf said!). They set the scene for future movies (maybe!) and answer the question as to whether a human can enter Valhalla.

I think this movie is one for MCU completists only – don’t waste your hard-earned cash, even if you do fancy Chris Hemsworth (some of our party does!)! Another one of those movies where all the best bits are in the trailer!!! πŸ˜•πŸ˜•. I wonder if Marvel is losing its mojo on the big-screen? Hope not! πŸ€”

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