Thor: Love and Thunder, is now available on Digital and roars on to 4K, Blu-ray and DVD September 27. The movie is pack full of love, laughter and a blazing Guns ‘N Roses soundtrack. We were sent a movie code for review, so Ashleigh from UnabashedlyAshliegh.com took a break from her COVID haze to watch it with her son and give us her honest thoughts on the movie.
Thor: Love and Thunder Movie Review
In this sequel to Thor: Ragnarok, Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr, the evil God Butcher, who intends to make all the Gods extinct. Thor has not been himself since he and Jane split up, and is shocked when she suddenly shows up fully decked out as the Mighty Thor and wielding his magical hammer, Mjolnir.
My son and I watched this a couple days ago during COVID hell and it was the bright spot of our week. After days of being miserable, this was just the entertainment the two of us both needed. I found the title of the movie very fitting as the movie was filled with love, action and humor. In my 7-year-old’s words, “This is awesome.” He was a definite fan!
To be honest, I’m not one that typically goes for the Marvel movies, but I had a free code and my son LOVES these movies so I thought it was the perfect COVID date for him and I. The character Gorr, the God Butcher, played by Christian Bale was pretty creepy. He did an amazing job with his role. My son kept assuring me that he wasn’t too scary for him, but I was a little worried that he was going to have a hard time falling asleep that night. I thought they did an amazing job with his costume, he kind of reminded me of Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter. Other than his scary character and a few swear words, all in all I thought it was pretty appropriate on the mom scale.
I loved Natalie Portman in the movie and thought the chemistry between her and Chris Hemsworth was great, they certainly are a good looking couple. She’s battling cancer and has to fight an inner battle between choosing to fight for her health, or her passion and love for helping others. I loved seeing her kick some serious butt and show little girls out there that women can save the world too.
Overall, this is a heart pounding and tear-jerking film that tells the story of love, sacrifice, and heroism, with good music, laughter, and tears all rolled up into one. I really enjoyed it and am now looking forward to watching more of the Marvel movies with my son.
Editor’s Note: As someone who has watched every single Marvel movie, plus the spin-offs, I go into every one knowing that even if I don’t like it, I’ll still kinda like it. I’ve seen a lot of negative comments about this movie online from Marvel fans and I get it. It’s a little hokey. A little flashy and silly. A little technicolor even. But with Thor’s penchant for humor, I think it works. It was a nice break from the dark depressing stuff like The Batman. (yes, I know that’s DC)
With Thor: Love and Thunder, you can tell it was written to try and please both the parents and the kids. There’s some obvious adult themes/references like a mention of orgies and a gloriously naked Thor (nothing racy is exposed), but then there’s humor, a good-hearted message and little kids kicking butt and discovering how powerful they can truly be. Overall, it’s a good choice for family movie night.