“Thor Love and Thunder” is the fourth film in the Thor franchise. The story is from two Marvel Comics storylines, Gorr the God Butcher and Jane Foster – The Mighty Thor. Thor returns to god-like form and must defend New Asgard from Gorr and his Necro Sword. Jane Foster becomes Thor because of a promise Mjolnir made to Thor to protect her. The hammer’s enchantment restores it; however, it remains fractured.
Taika Watiti directed the film and kept the humor and satire from Thor Ragnorak. Overall, I thought the movie was OK as I understood the references and watched from the perspective of being entertained. I share some of the fanbase criticism regarding Marvel Phase Four and how it pales compared to the first three phases.
I am waiting to see how the elements shown so far (Kang the Conquerer, the multiverse, celestials, gods, etc.) connect to the larger story. If you’re looking for a fun movie with some serious undertones, this is the film; if you’re looking for a well-crafted tale, significant effects, and a good message, skip this film.