Our review of Thor: Love and Thunder: Taika Waititi, to “Thor” and with good reason

Natalie Portman (Mighty Thor) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in a jubilant exercise in deconstruction of the Marvel universe. Jasin Boland/Jasin Boland

REVIEW – The New Zealand filmmaker signs an offbeat film dedicated to the superhero of Norse mythology, the new grail of the box office.

Barely released in the United States, it already crushes the competition with a hammer blow. Thor: Love and Thunder collects from its first weekend of operation more than 143 million dollars in revenue, a large figure up from the previous episode Thor: Ragnarokyet considered a record of its kind.

How on earth can a superhero as ridiculous as Thor command so much empathy? Already, at the release of the third part of the adventures of the hero with the hammer, the press was unleashed against the “bloated achievement” by Taika Waititi. Nothing helped. The film signed a historic worldwide box office with more than 854 million dollars in revenue. This fourth film resolutely digs the furrow of self-mockery, adding a subversive touch. And that’s probably what makes it so charming.

A little historical reminder: in Norse mythology, Thor is the god of Thunder. Son of Odin, he is the strongest of the warrior gods and possesses the hammer Mjöllnir…

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