Movie Review #45: Thor: Love and Thunder
After Ragnarock I vowed I would never see another Marvel movie let alone a Thor-pic but yet, here I was responding to a couple of requests for a review.
I expected another load of drivel a la Ragnarock (think I gave it a 3!) but, after the opening scenes, I realised that Thor Four, is in fact a huge p*ss-take otherwise known as a spoof, at least I certainly hope it is! And I think we can thank our own Taika Waititi for the privilege for as producer as well voicing the big stoney guy Korg, he brings in elements of our good old kiwi humour with aplomb.
Amongst this, we have a pair of giant screaming goats, Russell Crowe complete with Italian accent doing a brilliant comedic cameo as Zeus and a variety of other little quips, anachronisms and matter-of-factly comment. Christian Bale is bad guy and dear little Padme, the continued love interest. We also have the Guardians if the Galaxy showing up as an entree but, overall the story is pretty dumb as per usual with these types.
However it doesn’t really matter as the laughs are aplenty and Jenny and I could honestly say with some surprise, that this wasn’t what we expected. Maybe it’s just our sick sense of humour but I’m gonna give it a 7.5 (I was expecting to make it a 2 or a 3).
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.