The first ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ movie is ‘Vibrant and Vivid’

The first reactions poured in to the long-awaited “Thor: Love and Thunder” by Taika Waititi, which premiered on June 23 in Hollywood. Expectations to enter the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe are very high given Waititi’s recent comic book outing, “Thor: Ragnarok,” widely considered one of the best Marvel films.

According to journalists and critics on social media, these expectations have come true. Film critic Simon Thompson wrote, “#ThorLoveAndThunder is a lively and vibrant explosion. Thor Hemsworth remains a jewel in Marvel’s crown. Bale’s Gorr is a killer con man who mixes camp and fearsome. Portman Foster and Valkyrie Thompson are the best pairing. Zeus Crowe is *the kiss of the chef.”* “

Insider Kirsten Acuna approved Christian Bale’s performance and specifically praised Gore’s performance, writing that he is “a formidable threat” and “one of the most fearsome Marvel villains we’ve ever seen on screen.”

Critic Courtney Howard called Taika Waititi’s directing, saying it offers a “disrespectful subversive spectacle” with “a great story, risk, and character building.”

Some were more critical of the film, such as the great fellow Bible writer Eric Italiano, who generally enjoyed Love and Thunder but said the plot “felt flat and loose”.

After the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” the latest sequel to “Thor” finds superhero Chris Hemsworth teaming up with Korg (voiced by Waititi), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to stop Gorr the God Butcher (Bill) of eliminating all the gods. Portman’s return to the MCU caused quite a stir on “Thor: Love and Thunder” ahead of its release. Portman sits down “Ragnarok” and appears in the new movie as Mighty Thor, which also finds her wielding the mysterious hammer of Mjolnir.

Portman recently said, “In ‘Black Swan’, I was told to be as small as possible” diverse for the cover story. โ€œHere, I was asked to get as big as possible. This is an amazing challenge โ€“ and also a state of mind as a woman.โ€

Waititi added about bringing Portman back as a superhero: “I’ve seen her play the scientist in Thor 1 and 2, and it just seemed pointless to do it again.” “That character just seems like a love interest. She’s the lady of the earth who’s all about being mortal and not really important all the time.”

“Thor: Love and Thunder” opens in theaters nationwide on July 8. Check out more first-hand reactions in the posts below.

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