Blake Barker from Queen Elizabeth School (QES) spent last week on work experience with us here at Brewery Arts. Blake wrote a review of Thor: Love and Thunder, now showing in our cinemas. Check it out below.
Published 13 July 2022
The latest edition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Love and Thunder, has been released and the film shines as one of the most creative Marvel films.
One of the film’s strengths is its main characters. Thor himself has a decent arc throughout the film, as he reunites with his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, now the ‘Mighty Thor’. Chris Hemsworth puts in a decent performance as Thor, and does both the comedy and the emotional parts well. Natalie Portman’s performance was also good, as she battles between being The Mighty Thor and a human. Christian Bale’s performance as Gorr was probably the strongest though, as he was intimidating throughout all his screen time. Other supporting performances such as Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie were also good.
The CGI overall was impressive, and the use of colour was very cool, leaving some shots looking phenomenal. The costumes looked good most of the time, however, the helmets often looked slightly odd.
The start felt rather rushed, which would have made sense with its shorter runtime. Personally, I would have preferred if the middle part was condensed, leaving the start more time to breathe. That would mean we could also spend more time with the Guardians of the Galaxy, who are criminally underused.
Overall, Thor: Love and Thunder is a quality film. Though the middle drags, it makes up for it with an amazing ending. Its comedy falls in line with all the other Marvel films. If you enjoyed Ragnarok, you are sure to enjoy this.