‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Review: More Noise Than Norse

Christian Bale and Russell Crowe join the Marvel franchise in this movie directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth

‘Thor: Love and Thunder” is, like most of the Marvel films since Iron Man died, only intermittently amusing, 

thin in its emotional impact and more geared toward spectacle than coherence. 

Thor’s latest planet-skipping adventures are built around the party-rock atmosphere of several Guns N’ Roses tracks, notably “Sweet Child o’ Mine, 

Though Chris Hemsworth, as usual, has a lot of fun in the title role, the film around him too often strains to provide excitement and laughs. 

Gods and gimmicks previously unmentioned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series, of which this is the 29th entry 

would presumably have been critical to developments in earlier films, when half the universe got slaughtered 

but they’ve been tossed into the fourth Thor-centered entry on the understanding that nothing matters and anything goes.