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Thor: Love and Thunder review: a reasonably storming MCU adventure

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Thor: Love and Thunder: key info

– Launches in theaters in US and most other territories on July 8 (July 6 in Australia; July 7 in the UK and India)
– Chris Hemsworth returns as the god of thunder
– Natalie Portman reprises her role as Jane Foster
– Christian Bale plays the movie’s villain
– Helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi
– 29th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) heroes, Thor’s journey is arguably the most compelling. The god of thunder’s transformation from a serious and somewhat egotistical warrior, to a heroic and charismatic goofball, has made for fascinating viewing. Equally, Thor’s Shakespearean tragedy-style story has resonated with fans, reshaping their perspective on an MCU character who, early on, struggled to match the popularity of other Phase 1 heroes including Iron Man and Captain America.

Now, Thor is not only as beloved as his fellow Avengers, but he’s outlasted many of them. Thor: Love and Thunder is the Norse god’s fourth solo Marvel movie – the first MCU character to achieve such a feat. And, with Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi at the helm once more, Love and Thunder looks to build on the success of its predecessor with a progressive story filled with Waititi’s signature blend of surreal humor, heart, and captivating twists.

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