Thor: Love And Thunder Spoiler Review: A Disappointing Ragnarok Follow-Up

That being said, Natalie Portman crushes it as Jane Foster, aka The Mighty Thor. While also a much, much shorter story than her comics counterpart, like with Gorr, Waititi and co-writer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson capture the essence of her character and her arc. It gives justice to the comic and how it expanded the idea of what it means to be worthy, to be a hero, and to be human. 

After being a nothing-character for two films, Portman makes Jane as much a protagonist here as Hemsworth’s Thor, selling Jane’s enthusiasm about her heroic role and the pain she’s hiding. Her sacrifice is one of the best Marvel has done, but seeing it happen after not one, but two fake deaths earlier in the film takes away a bit from it.

And while Thor and Jane’s romance continues to be devoid of chemistry, Waititi wasn’t lying when he teased that the best romance in the film was between Thor and his hammer. Here is where Waititi’s humor shines brightest, with Hemsworth’s Thor torn over seeing his “ex” with someone else — the ex here being Mjolnir. Best of all was seeing Stormbreaker act like a jealous partner who constantly shows up on screen to make sure Thor is still being faithful.

We knew the film would quickly get rid of fat Thor, and it is even worse in the actual film than we were led to believe, as it all happens over a 2-minute montage near the beginning. The same happens with the “Guardians of the Galaxy” collab, which ends before it can really begin. A true shame, as the idea of heroes meeting and crossing over on a smaller scale than an Avengers-level threat was the biggest potential of the MCU post “Endgame,” yet this film tosses that aside as if it was a chore to be done with as fast as possible.

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