Barney Stinson once stated in the famous sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” his famous rule “New is always better”. This rule has however backfired for the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of Thor: Love and Thunder. Although we do know Barney Stinson to never be wrong, there are several “exceptions” to this rule.
The trend of Thor movies?
The trend of the movies of Thor have been unequivocally rough in nature. Thor (2011) released during the earlier phases of the MCU received critical acclaim for being a humorous and more actionable take on the Norse god. The same cannot be said for the upcoming films that would make their way into the MCU later.
Thor: The Dark World is the least liked film with a rotten tomato score of 66%. For comparison, the recent disaster of the film Morbius received a score of 57%. The 3rd entry saw the veteran director Taika Waititi helm the project with a worldwide release of Thor: Ragnarok which received critical acclaim and overwhelming support for the Mjolnir-wielding god and his team of Revengers (He said it, not us). However, the latest part Thor: Love and Thunder don’t seem so promising as several disappointing reviews make their way over the internet. Receiving a score of 67% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t help the film either!
Warming up to Thor 1?
After the disappointing reviews of Thor: Love and Thunder, fans are now ignoring Barney Stinson’s rule and warming up to the film that started it all: Thor. Fans took to Twitter with several tweets supporting the initial phases of the MCU and how great the first Thor looked. Read these tweets for yourself (yes, we don’t lie).
DUDE I CANT BELIEVE HOW GOOD THIS MOVIE LOOKED GODDAMMM
Like I’m a Thor 1 fan but I haven’t checked it out in a hot minute. It’s so great ugh https://t.co/j7LOtSYGIu
— Mauricio Kenobi | Browntable (@Browntable_Ent) July 9, 2022
Thor 1 isn't the best comic book movie by any means, but the scenes between Thor and Loki have yet to be topped. https://t.co/Ffh9d1MiB1
— Edge (@YourHostEdge) July 9, 2022
I’m going to rewatch Thor 1 to cleanse my eyes. No jokes https://t.co/UeQL7jVfkM
— Fanngramm (@fanngramm) July 9, 2022
Some people started thrashing Marvel for the recent blowups done by Marvel Studios too! Does it seem Taika Waititi also enjoys teasing Marvel fans by throwing out the source material? Read about it here:
Normally a B+ is the minimum acceptable score for a blockbuster, but for an MCU movie, a B+ is low. The only MCU movie to get below an A- before Eternals was Thor 1. https://t.co/5Lz4ZHEYUT
— Jack McBryan (@McBDirect) July 9, 2022
Thor: Love and Thunder is directed by Taika Waititi and features Chris Hemsworth as Thor and a surprising return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster too! However veteran a director is, it seems the fans have been left displeased for quite some time now. The lowest rated MCU movie till now was Eternals sitting at a meager 47% on the rotten tomato score!
We can’t wait for the film’s OTT release as surely, more people will be preferring the OTT option rather than go to the big screens after such disappointing reviews.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now in cinemas