The newest ‘Thor’ movie crushed it at the box office this weekend — but as far as how people actually feel about it … well, it seems much of the internet thought it was trash.
The numbers are in, and per estimates … “Thor: Love and Thunder” raked in a whopping $143 million domestically, landing as one of the highest-grossing openings in the MCU. That’s all fine and good for Disney, we’re sure, but general reactions to the film aren’t great.
For starters, critics gave it a relatively low score — just 68% on RT — which is a drastic drop compared to other Marvel movies, historically … most have held up much better over the years under professional scrutiny, but that’s not the case with ‘L&T.’
Not only were the pros unimpressed … it sounds like “Film Twitter,” as it were, also found the movie to be absurdly bad — especially compared to other ‘Thor’ entries. Sooo, what’s their beef exactly??? It ain’t hard to tell … people seem to have found it to be juvenile.
Scroll through some of the “Thor” trends and you’ll see — it’s either folks crapping on the movie, or a bunch of others piling on those same people while trying to defend ‘Love and Thunder,’ with their argument being … it’s a freaking comedy, turn off your brains and enjoy!
That might be true, but it looks like a good majority aren’t thrilled with the direction ‘Thor’ is going under the watch of Taika Waititi — who helmed the last beloved installment, “Ragnarok,” and who apparently did more of the same in this new one … perhaps too much.
Many say ‘Love and Thunder’ relies too heavily on gags and punchlines rather than savor in the heavy stuff — and some feel like the character/franchise has jumped the shark.
There’s also people saying Christian Bale‘s bad guy character, Gorr, doesn’t get enough screen time — nor does Natalie Portman, it seems, based on some of these recaps. In short, there’s a good handful of viewers who felt the movie was all over the place and uneven.
THOR LOVE AND THUNDER: I’ve never seen a Marvel movie go over this badly with an audience; brutal considering it’s opening day and was sold out!
Not a single laugh for any of the barely-there jokes that make the entire thing! I feel … embarrassed for it? #ThorLoveAndThunder
The Rotten Tomatoes audience score is at just 81%, which might sound okay for a regular movie — but for Marvel, that’s fairly awful. To be honest, we haven’t seen it yet … so it’s difficult to say if there’s any validity to all this criticism — or if it’s overblown/exaggerated.
But, from the outside looking in … don’t go in expecting a Marvel masterpiece this time.