Thor: Love and Thunder: Directed by Taika Waititi. With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson. Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct.
The redemption of Thor in the MCU has been utterly mind blowing to me, and this movie continues the trend of Phase 4’s ability to have a movie without a bad guy that’s little more than a mustache twirling bad guy that’s bad for badness’s sake. It doesn’t hurt that Christian Bale steals nearly ever scene he’s in, has fantastic special effects on him, and has the hands down best motivations of a ‘villain’ in all of the MCU.
It was a pleasure to see Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson again, I do hope to see more of both of them in the future of the MCU. That being said, the ending of this film (and the post credit scene) left me in tears for some stupid reason that are personal to me alone.