Thor: Love and Thunder digs deep


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Thor: Love and Thunder is in theaters. The film grossed $46.5 million dollars in the box office.

Thor: Love and Thunder was a much needed, lighthearted movie after “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. In this movie, we get the full Jane and Thor romance story, a black and white fight featuring two Thors, a cameo from the Guardians of the Galaxy and a great deal of laughter.
The movie takes place after the Avengers: Endgame where the Avengers win the battle against Thanos and later on Thor (Chris Hemsworth) decides to retire from the Avengers to go on adventures with Guardians of the Galaxy. Even though it seems as if he is having a fun time with them he feels like he is missing something.
When the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor look at all the distress calls around the universe, Thor sees multiple calls about Gorr also known as The God Butcher (Christian Bale). One of the calls is from Sif (Jamie Alexander), an Asgardian warrior and a close friend of Thor. When Thor sees her distress call he decides to end his adventures with the Guardians and go rescue her. Once he is with Sif, she tells him the story of the God Butcher and what his motives are. They head back to Asgard which is now located in Norway after his sister destroyed Asgard’s original home in Thor Ragnarök.
By the time they arrive, The God Butcher already has all the children of Asgard in captivity while his soldiers battle against Asgardian Soldiers. Alongside the soldiers is Almighty Thor and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Thor joins the battle trying to stop the God Butcher but fails because Gorr has already taken all the children in the midst of the battle and sent them away. This is a small synopsis of what the movie has to offer. You will be shocked to see who this new Thor is and why Mjölnir (Thor hammer) chose them.
I laughed throughout the movie because Thor is constantly trying to get back with his first weapon, Mjölnir and Stormbreaker (his current weapon) acts out because it feels like Thor does not want it anymore. I did not know his weapons had so much character until this movie. I really enjoyed seeing that relationship being used more in this movie because of the presence of two Thors. With Two Thors, we saw multiple battles that were very eye-catching and got to witness Thor’s power used differently and the new Thor strength that Mjölnir gave them.
Jane (Natalie Portman) coming back into Thor’s life after their breakup and super long-distance relationship shocked me the most. The movie even had a little side story to show the audience how their relationship started falling apart and what made one of my favorite couples not last. That was my favorite part of the movie because in the other Thor movies we did not get to see Jane and Thor’s actual relationship and might have even forgotten Thor had a girlfriend. I still wish they worked things out because they still loved each other a lot.
If you have the opportunity, I suggest watching “Thor: Love and Thunder”. The title itself was represented a lot in this movie and I hope to see the new characters that were introduced here in future movies, so that they can start Marvel’s new generation of Superheroes.

Edited by: Alyssa Storm, Simran Shrestha