Among the Marvel gods, humor is stronger than love at first sight

Three years after his last appearance in the MCU in Avengers: Endgamethe god of thunder returns to the cinema in Thor: Love and Thunder. Still camped by Chris Hemsworth, Avenger is directed again by New Zealand director Taika Waititi, who has already cemented the franchise in Motorcycle rental in 2017 by instilling an iota of madness in it.

Recovering from his depression, Thor Odinson travels through space along with his new friends, Guardians of the Galaxy. From mission to mission, the Asgardian regains his athletic body and all his strength but always strives to give meaning to his existence. He’ll find a smile next to Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), his ex-girlfriend, who – to everyone’s surprise – has gained divine powers and learned to control the famous hammer Mjöllnir.

Together, Thor and Mighty Thor (the name of the heroine of Jane Foster) will have to face a mysterious and terrifying killer: Gorr (Christian Bale), nicknamed the “Butcher of the Gods”. To stop this genocide of the gods, the ex-couple will demand Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who rules New Asgard, but also Zeus, who first appeared in the Marvel universe in the guise of Russell Crowe.

Missed the Marvel movies since then Thor 2 Released in 2013, brilliant scientist Jane Foster expects here to make a comeback because it’s so unexpected. Natalie Portman, who announced in 2016 that her saga with Marvel was over, was convinced Taika Waititi would venture to make her equal to the God of Thunder. Her character Mighty Thor, who underwent amazing physical training for several months, steals the show from her male counterpart.

Armed with her recreated hammer (Mjöllnir was destroyed by Hela, Thor’s sister), Jane leaves the composition role she had in the early films of the franchise, staying in the shadow of her majestic companion. It now goes in line with other charismatic heroines that Marvel has worn in recent years, such as Captain Marvel or Black Widow.

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the address love and thunder — which could stick to a ’90s sitcom — announces the color of this fourth movie from Thor’s adventures. Against the backdrop of rediscovered romance, Taika Waititi retains her distinct style of kitsch and pop With a very elegant proposal he always plays on contrasts, both visual and emotional. The adventures of the gods and her glamorous look contrast with the dark design of Gore, embodied by the unrecognizable Christian Bale. A special reference to the aesthetics and ambiance of the final battle taking place in a black and white décor is one of the most beautiful influences.

The director — who has been carrying the wind in his sail at Disney since he was also head of Star Wars projects — is pushing the hat of humor even further than it was in Motorcycle rental. The Guardians of the Galaxy once again bring their dose of lightness and will surely entice young audiences, just like these space goats with their unbearable screams, pulling the flying boat of heroes like Santa’s sleigh.

For his eighth appearance in the MCU, Chris Hemsworth – one of the last pillars of the saga following the departures of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans – was the first to bring his share of lightness. The 38-year-old Australian actor with a Viking look seems to find a new guy in front of Taika Waititi’s cameras and never hesitates to make fun of his divinity image. Until an unforgettable fight against Zeus where he finds himself…totally naked.

Without taking himself too seriously, Thor continues to introspect as a complex and lovable character in this fun-spirited sequel. However, by betting a lot on the second degree, love and thunder Almost forgotten to be poignant, a very noticeable fault exists in the gap between the absurdity of some gags and the tragedy that touches the characters. Taika Waititi tries it all, he’s over-browsing to bring to life the Mavel saga described as highly orchestrated. Risking creating an imbalance during the movie’s main sequences, which would have deserved a more exciting tackle.

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gender: Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Director: Taika Waititi
Reps: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale
nation : United State
Period : 1h59
Director : July 13, 2022
Production company : Marvel Studios
distributor: Walt Disney Studios Cast

Summary: While Thor is deep in meditation and search for serenity, his withdrawal is interrupted by a galactic assassin known as Gore, who has made it his mission to annihilate all the gods. To counter this threat, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who to his surprise, inexplicably uses his mighty hammer Mjöllnir. Together, they embark on a dangerous cosmic adventure to understand Gore’s motives for revenge and stop him before it’s too late.

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