Thor: Love and Thunder, the fourth solo movie featuring God of Thunder and the 29th movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to debut in theaters this week! With the movie closer than ever, we finally got the first official reviews for the Chris Hemsworth-led MCU flick.
Currently, the movie holds the score of 72% on Tomatometer based on 116 reviews, which is slightly lower than the majority of the MCU films, but it’s still fresh, so to say. On Metacritic, the movie holds a rating of 63 out of 100 based on 37 reviews so far. For comparison, the previous MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness holds a score of 74% on Tomatometer and 60/100 on Metacritic.
Currently, the highest-rated MCU movie is still Black Panther with 96% on Tomatometer, although the latest MCU series, Ms. Marvel, holds the score of 98%, which makes it the highest-rated MCU project in general.
When it comes to what the critics got to say about Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s obvious that this movie will be both loved and hated. Therese Lacson from Collider gave the movie the highest rating, while the lowest rating the movie received from Slant Magazine’s Jake Cole, who gave the movie 25/100. Still, according to Metacritic, the movie received 23 positive, 12 mixed, and only 2 negative reviews so far. You can check some of the reviews down below:
“I never once rolled my eyes at a joke that was clearly dropped in, so it could be a zinger and make it to the trailer. It successfully silenced a rather jaded MCU fan by offering a story that had it all without having to sacrifice its soul to the MCU machine that is eager to churn out stories for future phases.” — Therese Lacson, Collider
“It’s the mix of tones — the cheeky and the deadly, the flip and the romantic — that elevates “Thor: Love and Thunder” by keeping it not just brashly unpredictable but emotionally alive.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“Unashamedly absurd, wildly entertaining and face-achingly funny, Love And Thunder makes Ragnarok look like Bresson. Another classic Thor adventure.” — Jordan Farley, Total Film
“Thor: Love and Thunder is a return to form for the MCU: delivering a great solo story that is emotional, exciting, and downright funny as hell.” — Ben Kendrick, Screen Rant
“Thor: Love and Thunder is held back by a cookie-cutter plot and a mishandling of supporting characters, but succeeds as the MCU’s first romantic comedy thanks to Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman’s chemistry.” — Tom Jorgensen, IGN
“Dipping less rewardingly from the same well in Thor: Love and Thunder, Waititi pushes the wisecracking to tiresome extremes, snuffing out any excitement, mythic grandeur or sense of danger that the God of Thunder’s latest round of rote challenges might hope to generate. Chris Hemsworth continues to give great musclebound himbo, but the stakes never acquire much urgency in a movie too busy being jokey and juvenile to tell a gripping story.” — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Co-written and directed by Taika Waititi, Thor: Love and Thunder opens in theaters worldwide this Friday!