Thor: Love and Thunder is a magical movie about love, albeit a bit chaotic…
After more than a decade of sacrifices and trade-offs, Thor has officially returned with a new adventure in Thor: Love and Thunder. After the success of part 3 Ragnarok, Thor: Love and Thunder is the next collaboration between Marvel and Taika Waititi.
Still an adventure full of flavor and joy, Thor: Love and Thunder has recently faced many controversies in terms of content from critics, different from the acclaim that Ragnarok once had. And indeed… The film still has many limitations, the unfortunate minus points because of the inadequate use of an element that has helped Taika Waititi be loved since joining the MCU.
Love returns to Thor full of eyes, colors and humanity
As always, Marvel prioritizes bringing a “visual feast” to the eyes, but this time it is quite enough and more plot-driven than bragging. The film does a good job of minimizing the amount of effects and combat scenes, instead investing heavily in the quality and emotional circuit they bring to the viewer. Hidden in every beautiful, 90s movie is the process of “regrowing” of Thor – a lost soul in the universe, after all these years it took too much just to return to nothingness and emptiness. , has now rediscovered the core hope of living.
That is love, or the power of love.
It seems that the theme of love is very suitable for mythological stories. In Wonder Woman, Diana realized the power of love after losing Steve, thereby unleashing her power and defeating Ares. To Thor: Love and Thunder, the story of Thor’s search for love is similar. He reunites with Jane Foster, his ex-girlfriend and the greatest love of his life. He realized that the existence of love was still there, he was just too timid to pursue it.
Love seems like an old, simple theme, but it still carries weight through the natural, graceful interpretation in Thor: Love and Thunder. Whether human, god or demon, affection is what helps any individual feel meaningful existence.
Love is old, simple but it still carries weight through its natural, graceful interpretation.
But as the title of the film, Thor faces “love” and “thunder”, or “life” and “karma”. Thor’s journey this time finds the answer to the question: Can we have both without having to trade, choose?
Taika Waititi’s comedy material when it is, when it is not
Comedy was once the ingredient, the missing spice that helped Thor: Ragnarok explode, bringing the Thunder God series back strong, on par with other MCU individual story lines. However, it is the humorous element of Taika Waititi that becomes a “double-edged sword” in Thor: Love and Thunder this time.
At first glance, Thor: Love and Thunder still has many charming pieces of laughter, most of which come from supporting characters like Korg or two goats. However, besides that, the film has too many redundant “comedy pieces”, scattered throughout the content without a careful calculation. Then, when the somewhat sadder, more painful details appeared, the audience still spontaneously burst out laughing, making the situation that should have been serious and settled to become joking and overlooked.
The film has too many redundant “comedy pieces”, scattered throughout the content without a careful calculation.
Taika Waititi loves to let go – let go of his funny situations in Thor: Love and Thunder, sometimes controlling it sometimes not, and in the end it was that “baby” that bit him back, revealing countless the unfortunate flaws and discontinuities of the film’s progress.
Luckily, thanks to Chris Hemsworth and the other cast’s as graceful, albeit somewhat dramatic, handling of grace as possible, Thor: Love and Thunder was able to transform from some Saturday Night Live specials again. cinematography is required.
In the end, the film’s main message of love is still fully conveyed, going through a multi-polar disordered journey of emotions. Thor is still a special series, opening stories and character lines at a divine level when the MCU has just begun. So, don’t worry if the fun this time is a bit precarious, but on the contrary, rejoice when these magical movies continue, and certainly will continue in the future.
Thor: Love and Thunder officially premieres in Vietnam on July 8, 2022.
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