First Thor: Love and Thunder reactions praise Taika Waititi's new Marvel movie

Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder is on course to be one of the studio's greatest movies. At least, if early reactions from the world premiere are anything to go by.

Chris Hemsworth's brawny, beefy Thor has turned his back on Asgardian duties. Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie is now overseeing the new Asgard, the old one having been destroyed in Thor: Ragnarok. And Natalie Portman's Jane Foster is now cemented as the Mighty Thor, Mjolnir firmly in hand.

However, upon the arrival of Christian Bale's fearsome Gorr the God Butcher, Thor realises he can't put the past behind him so easily.


Taika Waititi's second Thor movie, after 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, has been singled out for its typically irreverent humour. Praise has been reserved for Portman and Thompson's performances, and critics have also pointed toward the film's surprisingly poignant undercurrents. However, Waititi fans will know his knack for finding emotion in humorous situations (Hunt for the Wilderpeople et al).

Deriving influence from Jason Aaron's Mighty Thor comics, Waititi has described his new Marvel epic as a mash-up of a love story and Conan the Barbarian. And Cineworld is the arena to soak up the movie's glorious eccentricities, romantic overtones and thunderous action set pieces this July.

 Scroll down to discover what preview audiences made of the latest Thor extravaganza.


Are you worthy enough to claim your Cineworld seat for Thor? Of course you are.

Click here to book your tickets for Thor: Love and Thunder, opening in Cineworld cinemas on 7 July.