Thor: Much Love and Little Thunder?

Thor: Love and Thunder, a rather underpublicized film, shocked me with a heartwarming story in comparison to his preceding movies. [SPOILERS]

In my opinion, the fourth installment of the Thor series was much better than the first two, but failed to overshadow Thor: Ragnarok. While this movie was more of a love story about the rekindling of the relationship between Thor and Jane Foster that ended in the second movie, it consisted of a few funny scenes similar to Thor: Ragnarok. Both Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder were directed by Taika Waititi, who, by utilizing lovable characters and creative humor, successfully turned the Thor series into movies that were bearable to watch.

I especially enjoyed the scene in which Thor and his companions traveled to Omnipotence City to steal Zeus’s lightning bolt weapon. Scenes like these, which capture Thor in his essence, are exactly what the audience likes to see. In terms of the villain, I felt like Gorr did not possess the intimidation factor and sense of suspense throughout the movie. I often found myself forgetting that Gorr was even the villain in the movie and just focused on the romance between Jane and Thor. Gorr essentially captured 20 children and waited for Thor to come to him for the entire movie. Waititi’s conclusion to the Jane Foster and Thor romance was a satisfying ending which left Thor in a better place than he was at the beginning of the movie with the Guardians of the Galaxy.  Jane died a hero just after she told Thor to open up his heart and let people in, which was his main internal struggle throughout the movie.

In the end, I think the movie left Thor in a much better place than before. He even lost all that weight he gained in Avengers: Endgame! While the movie may not compare to Thor: Ragnarok, it was definitely a solid movie which was rather overlooked and ended leaving Thor with someone he can love and take care of.