Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe about the Nordic god that integrates the Avengers, once again has Taika Waititi in the direction and Chris Hemsworth in the lead role.
the fourth film in the Asgardian Avenger saga, which is once again starring Chris Hemsworth and has the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster. The tape directed by Taika Waititi – who took over Thor: Ragnarok – copied the searches around a fact that worries fans: are there post-credits scenes?
And the answer is hardly surprising, since the film contains the two extra sequences that are almost tradition in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thus, after its two hours of footage Thor: Love and Thunder has a first scene in the middle of the credits and another, which requires more patience from viewers, at the end of them. Without going into any kind of spoiler, this time it is about two sequences that are not just filler or that remain a mere joke, both post-credits scenes contain revelations that can be very important for the future of the series. franchise.
Directed by Taika Waititi, who also returns to play the stone warrior Korg, the film also features Hemsworth (Thor) and Portman (Jane Foster), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Russell Crowe (Zeus), Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) and Christian Bale , who plays Gorr, the butcher of the gods and great villain of the film.
eagerness to surpass -in terms of filmic ambition and visual display- the celebrated Thor: Ragnarok, director Taika Waititi proposes an adventure that tries to escape from the solemnity in which Marvel usually falls , but does not respond to a specific genre – it is a continuous jump from drama to humor, and from there to action- and that means that its narrative development is not prolix. It’s another classic movie that feeds the vibes of the die-hard fandom, with a formula of proven success and satisfying results.
The premise of the film places us in a moment of search for inner peace of the god of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth). But his retreat is interrupted by an assassin from across the galaxy known as Gorr, the Butcher of Gods (Christian Bale), whose mission is the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of the Valkyrie King (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who, to Thor’s surprise, inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, like the Mighty Thor. Together they embark on a terrifying cosmic adventure to unravel the mystery of the Butcher of Gods’ revenge and stop him before it’s too late.
When it comes to special effects, Marvel has a mastery in hallucinatory montages , which when brought to the world of Thor become very colorful and overwhelming. A riot of lights and sparks that will delight the fanatical crowd, who hardly questions the plot holes as long as a moment of guaranteed fun. Particularly, this factor is the Trojan horse that makes Thor: Love and Thunder a special film, open to laughing at ridiculous things and betting on humor as a safe card. When he leaves the register that he masters perfectly, a ramification of problems opens up in the story: the dramatic part (which occupies the entire second part of the film) does not finish joining with plasticity in the tonality that Waititi poses.
The villain – the best character in Love and Thunder – played by the Oscar-winning Christian Bale, is a plus that helps promote a film that, despite its weaknesses and obviousness, entertains. And don’t worry, all the nostalgic people who are thinking of this as the last adventure of the fair-haired blond: there’s Thor for a while.