Thor: Love & Thunder Review - 5 Ups & 5 Downs


5. The Humour Is INCREDIBLY Hit & Miss

Thor Love and Thunder
Marvel Studios

Thor: Ragnarok is inarguably one of the funniest films in the entire MCU, but Love and Thunder sadly can't even begin to hold a candle to it.

Though there are sporadically hilarious moments, for the most part the gag success rate is much, much lower, with too many of the jokes having an off-the-cuff, improv-like vibe to them.

The inspired, weird wit of Ragnarok's humour is sorely missed here, with Waititi instead over-egging some especially mediocre gags for every drop, namely the presence of Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) relentlessly screaming goats, which gets old within seconds.

So much of the humour feels excessively broad, even sitcom-y, and considering the seriousness of Jane Foster's (Natalie Portman) arc throughout the film, the relentless barrage of comedy often undermines the stakes of the drama.

It's truly shocking how few honest-to-God laugh-out-loud moments there are throughout this film.


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