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Review: Thor Love and Thunder

“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.

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