Currently, reviews are coming in as we talk about Thor Love and Thunder, the second joint project between Thor for Chris Hemsworth and beloved director Taika Waititi after Thor Ragnarok.
But something seems to have missed the mark this time around, and the results are much lower than not only Ragnarok, but bone Other Marvel Movies. Currently contains “Bad for Marvel” score 74%counting 57 reviews (I’ll update this as more).
This puts it completely tied to the latest Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which both have the same outcome but of course, made a lot of money anyway. But here’s how to make it to Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the “worst-recording” MCU movies, down the 10:
- Iron Man 3 – 79%
- Captain America: The First Avenger at 79%
- bull – 77%
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – 76%
- Multiverse of Madness – 74%
- Thor Love and Thunder 74%
- Iron Man 2 – 72%
- The Incredible Hulk by 67%
- Thor: The Dark World at 66%
- Eternals – 47%
By comparison, Thor Ragnarok has a score of 93%, which is the fourth highest-grossing MCU movie of all time.
While I don’t always agree with the critics (the Eternals score too low), this puts it below Thor 1, which was hardly Thor’s best watch, but the surprise here isn’t really the score, it’s that Taika Waititi The movie got this score, as the man was not only responsible for Ragnarok but he is just a comic genius with his other projects like What We Do in the Shadows, Lucasfilm has worked and liked a lot on The Mandalorian and they gave him a Star Wars movie. Writing movie.
Again, overall, 74% isn’t a bad score, but when it gets you tied down for being at the bottom of 5 Marvel movies out of nearly thirty, that counts. Being the second film to hover around that score this year also suggests that critics might be nervous about the Marvel formula a bit. I expect fan scores to be higher. For example, the Multiverse of Madness has 85% of the audience.
Much of the criticism I’ve seen about Thor Love and Thunder so far seems to center around Thor himself, and that the movie treats him as a joke, but it’s not funny enough to be worth sacrificing his character. I will not read very Lots of reviews, because I want to form my own opinions about the movie before getting a bunch of novels going through my head, but I’m still very surprised by the initial reaction here compared to Ragnarok.
I’m sure the movie will do wonders at the box office and audience scores seem destined to be even higher, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I’ll keep track of the score fluctuations as more reviews come in.