The latest film in the Marvel Thor franchise has something for everyone. If you have seen and loved Thor: Ragnarok, this movie will probably offer you everything you are looking for in a sequel and more. But does it go too far in embracing the comedy and farce?

My expectations were exceeded. I found this movie enjoyable from beginning to end. I love Taika Waititi’s directorial style where he balances comedy with tragedy while ensuring that the characters have emotional growth. During this movie Thor is experiencing a bit of a midlife crisis, and the tone of the movie reflect this too, as it goes on a journey between an action film, romance, comedy to parody. However, if you go to see this film expecting to see a serious ‘action film’ you may be disappointed.

What is Thor: Love and Thunder about?

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder,” the God of Thunder embarks on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced — one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher, who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who — to Thor’s surprise — inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor. Together they venture out on a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.

Who are the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder?

Of course, Australia’s own Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, as well as being an executive producer on this film. Natalie Portman returns as Thor’s ex-girlfriend Jane Foster, who becomes Mighty Thor. Christian Bale shines here as ‘Gorr’, who manages to make the movie’s main villian both relatable and sympathetic. Returning from Thor: Ragnarok are a number of stars such as Tessa Thomson as King Valkrye and Taika Waititi as Korg. Korg narrates the film, allowing those unfamiliar with the previous adventures of Thor to catch up. The cameos in this film come thick and fast, Russell Crowe also joins the MCU as Zeus a decadent Greek God (hero-worshipped by Thor).

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Rating: (M)

Run Time: 119 minutes

Consumer Advice: Fantasy themes and action violence

Release date:  Wednesday July 7

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