Marvel’s Phase 4 adventure continues at full speed. Thor, who appeared in his fourth movie, is the only hero who can do this so far. Even Iron Man doesn’t have 4 solo films. Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, is not a very important movie for the course of Phase 4, but it is a delightful job to watch in the cinema. In fact, it also gives us some details to talk about the theme of the cinematic universe, which has been established for 20 years. I will mention all of them one by one. It will not be a long article because it is not a movie worth writing about at length. So go, watch, enjoy and leave. Not beyond…
Let’s talk briefly about the subject… When there is no superpowered villain to fight in the universe, and the Avengers are disbanded, Thor travels from planet to planet with the Guardians of the Galaxy and tries to suppress minor rebellions to close the loneliness inside him. Just as his inner troubles have increased, Gorr the God Butcher appears, and a new adventure is born for him. Interestingly, with the appearance of Jane, aka Mighty Thor, who also possesses Mjölnir, Thor is caught between love and death. And the fact that he wants to win in both causes many problems.
First, I must say that Love and Thunder is an enjoyable movie. However, it is not a production that can be discussed in depth. The film, which glides into absurd scenes from time to time, does its best to make you laugh. Also, it tries to keep your excitement and curiosity alive with good acting and a few good scenes sprinkled on it. Without its rich cast, the movie would not actually be taken seriously. However, watching Chris Hemsworth, who has arms that even Hercules would envy, seeing Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson on the screen, and understanding why Christian Bale is a magnificent actor makes the movie flow with pleasure.
I think there are 2 points to talk about in the movie. The first is the “Gods are harmful” notion that Gorr takes refuge throughout the film. We cannot say that it is unfair. Apart from Thor, we have not seen any benefit from any entity that calls itself a god in the Marvel universe. Especially in this movie, it was especially thought about how “pimp of pleasure” they were. The extinction of the gods, who do not care about the communities they are responsible for, except for orgy parties, does not seem to harm the universe. In fact, I laughed when Valkyrie explained the basis of their missions by saying, “Innocent gods will die.” However, in the final, Gorr prefers to bring his daughter back instead of purifying the universe from the gods, succumbing to the “love” that forms the basis of the Marvel universe. This is why aliens do not leave the world: Love. It may sound cliché to many, but I’m sure many of you would prefer love in such a situation because love always wins. Right?
Another issue I want to discuss is the movie’s black and white sequence. Marvel’s biggest problem is that it has trouble keeping its seriousness. Marvel, which feels necessary to make jokes in almost every movie except Infinity War, needs to give a little more importance to the black and white sequence in the film. The action, tension, and acting in the sequence, which reminds David Lynch’s Eraserhead with both the design of the planet and the sound mixing, were top-notch. I would love to see the attention paid to the footage, the dialogue, and the seriousness of the characters in this sequence, spanning the entire movie, in any superhero movie. Sorry, except Watchmen. I’ve been saying this for years. Because it’s a matter of preference. It’s not that they can’t; they don’t. No matter how informal Taika is, his work in the black and white sequence still lingers in my mind; looks like it will stay for a long time.
Bottom line… Thor: Love and Thunder tell the story of Thor’s encounter with Jane while trying to stop Gorr, who is on his way to destroy all gods. Unfortunately, the end of the love that sprouts between the two leads to death, and Thor tries to be a hero by saving both the gods and his love. But he ends up becoming an uncle. Running and shouting goats, attitudinized ax, lots of teleporting, and Christian Bale’s magnificent acting will not upset the audience. But next year, most of you may not remember this movie.
Cast & Crew
director: Taika Waititi
writers: Taika Waititi, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Stan Lee, Jason Aaron
starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe
USA | 2022 | 119 MINUTES |