Nick Clement brings us his thoughts with this Thor Love and Thunder IMAX review for us here on Back to the Movies.
Thor embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — a quest for inner peace. However, his retirement gets interrupted by Gorr the God Butcher, a galactic killer who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to his surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer. Together, they set out on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance.
Thor Love and Thunder was a total pisser, not so much a “movie” but more a two-hour chaotic lark where everyone is smirking and goofing off and having a ball.
Of course, Christian Bale is all super-intense and unnecessarily amazing in his villain role, doing serious THESPIAN WORK POWER while everyone is farting around – he’s incapable of phoning it in, and while the end result to the narrative is never in doubt, he grounds the movie with some solid stakes and his make-up was fabulous.
For a reported $250 million, some of the shots looked a little too Vaseline-smeary-soft-focus for my tastes, but you also get gobs of saturated primary colors which I’m always a big fan of.
If you have a young kid, like we do, they will likely LOVE the final action set piece, and in general, the subversive mood/tone/atmosphere of this thing is what makes it hop along.
There’s also the single funniest visual gag/joke that I’ve seen in years, which made me laugh out loud like a total ass.
Stormbreaker staring daggers at Thor POWER! Gay Rock Monsters POWER! Atomic GNFR POWER! Screaming Goats POWER! Natalie Portman = hottest looking cinematic cancer patient ever POWER! Fat Russell Crowe POWER!
This is a buttered popcorn and blue raspberry Ice kind of flick and in IMAX it’s a joy to behold.
There are certain films that are better suited to 4DX experiences whilst big blockbusters wrapped up in CGI blankets are better suited for IMAX.
Thor Love and Thunder comes alive in IMAX and fully immerses you into its wackiness. It’s a bit all over the place and I can see why it’s divided Marvel fans but IMAX glosses over some of the structural flaws and focuses on the visuals and audio.
Thor Love and Thunder IMAX Review by Nick Clement
Thor Love and Thunder was a total pisser, not so much a “movie” but more a two-hour chaotic lark where everyone is smirking and goofing off and having a ball and seeing it in IMAX makes it all the sweeter!