LOVE the Thunder

Rebekah Bushmire, Editor-in-Chief

Thor: Love and Thunder is so controversial in critic’s reviews but ultimately one of my favorite new Marvel movies. This movie was not created to be a perfect emotional cinematic masterpiece but it is instead trying to set us up for the next section of movies to come out.
We start out the movie with a beautiful, however heart-wrenching, scene of Burr, played by Christian Bale, losing his daughter, played by India Rose Hemsworth, which sends him down a dark path moments later. I didn’t watch this movie in theaters but watched it at home when it was released on Disney+ and I watched it with my dad so this movie started and really hit home for me personally. Burr’s pain and anguish from losing his daughter then being ridiculed by a god he claimed his savior seemed very real and set up his character’s story very well.
There was a lot of hate regarding Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, and Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, and their relationship through the movie. It was an awkward weird mix of tension and feelings which I think was extremely real and authentic. I think most people could imagine themselves going through that weird stage of trying to be friends after a relationship ends when there are still feelings that are being suppressed.
I loved the interpretation of the mythical gods and their personalities. I think overall one of the biggest problems people had with this move was the violence that surrounded the kidnapped children. Do I think this was the smartest move? No, I think they could’ve had better motivation but honestly seeing that one little girl with her bunny completely destroying some of the shadow monsters was incredibly funny. I personally liked how Thorhad a little army because to me it seemed inspiring and it showed that you can be a hero and do important things no matter your age.
I really enjoyed this movie and I am so excited to see what comes next. I love the ending and I am super excited to see the new characters’ progression through the next few movies if they continue to show up. I think this movie is definitely something you should watch if you haven’t yet.