First reactions to ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ call film ‘Vivid and lively’

The first reactions are pouring in for Taika Waititi’s highly anticipated ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, which had its world premiere in Hollywood on June 23. Expectations for the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry are sky high, as Waititi’s latest comic book outing, “Thor: Ragnarok,” is widely regarded as one of the best Marvel movies.

According to journalists and critics on social media, those expectations have been fulfilled. Film critic Simon Thompson wrote: “#ThorLoveAndThunder is a vibrant and vibrant explosion that lives up to. Hemsworth’s Thor remains a jewel in Marvel’s crown. Bale’s Gorr is a killer ogre who mixes the campy and the creepy. Portman’s Foster and Thompson’s Valkyrie are a top combination. Crowe’s Zeus is *the chef’s kiss.*”

Insider correspondent Kirsten Acuna agreed, specifically praising Christian Bale’s performance as Gorr, writing that he is “phenomenally menacing” and “one of the scariest Marvel villains we’ve ever seen on screen.”

Critic Courtney Howard praised Taika Waititi’s directing, saying it delivers “a subversive, irreverent spectacle” with “great story, commitment and character building.”

Some were more critical of the film, such as Bro Bible senior writer Eric Italiano, who generally liked “Love and Thunder” but said the plot felt “flat and priceless.”

Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” the latest sequel to “Thor,” Chris Hemsworth’s superhero teams up with Korg (voiced by Waititi), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) to defeat Gorr the God Butcher. stop (bale) from eliminating all gods. Portman’s return to the MCU provided the most buzz for “Thor: Love and Thunder” prior to its release. Portman sat out “Ragnarok” and appears in the new movie as Mighty Thor, in which she also wields the mystical hammer Mjolnir.

“On ‘Black Swan’ I was asked to get as short as possible,” Portman recently told me Variety for a cover story. “Here I was asked to get as big as possible. That’s a great challenge – and also a state of mind as a woman.”

“I’ve seen her play the scientist character in ‘Thor’ 1 and 2, and it just seemed pointless to do it again,” Waititi added about bringing Portman back as a superhero. “That character feels like a love interest. It’s an Earth woman running around while she’s mortal and not really consistent everywhere.”

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

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