Why Thor Love And Thunder Sucked - A Scene Comparison

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    The Critical DrinkerThe Critical Drinker

    So most of us seem to agree that Love and Thunder was a terrible movie, and I think there's one scene that pretty much explains why. Join me as I compare two scenes from two Thor movies, to understand the difference between good and bad writing.

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I Slay Goblins
I Slay Goblins

It's funny how Wonder Woman 1984 and Thor Love and Thunder were both written by their directors after directing 2 successful films that were written by other people.

Joe Leasure
Joe Leasure

"Buying into his own hype" perfectly describes Taika's downfall.

Jamel Piclit
Jamel Piclit

I watched it about a week ago and while watching it, I feel like watching a series of videos on youtube while reading something on a book. I never got emotionally engaged, jokes are too forced, and everything seems to hold no consequences. When it ended I was like "Huh, so that movie ended" I never though about it again except for thinking about how bad it was.

Movie Hermit
Movie Hermit

One of the biggest problems with L&T was that it basically rehashed all the same stuff we’ve seen before in slightly different ways.

Jim Self
Jim Self

Taika seems to have a few strong suits, like creating some really impressive visual moments. But he isn't nearly restrained enough at the same time, wanting to cram slapstick or dated comedy into stories that don't call for it. It undermines the characters to the point that it's hard to take them seriously.

G. Salayon
G. Salayon

This! Thank you for your very accurate depiction of what’s wrong with this movie and frankly what has been wrong with all of phase 4

Vor 7 Stunden
TheGodOfGravy
TheGodOfGravy

Taika is the perfect example of what people refer to as an “ideas man”. Someone who is good for throwing out tons of options in the writing room but you’re not going to want him in charge because he is going to want to do all those ideas at once regardless of if they fit together or not.

Steffen Thorup
Steffen Thorup

Funny that you chose these scenes in particular. To further emphasize your point, i can easily remember the scene ragnarok. i had totally forgotten the one from love and thunder!

Vor 21 Stunde
Yo! AB Breaks
Yo! AB Breaks

You are never more powerful than when you have a solid crew rollin with you keeping your ass in check as well as looking out for your best interests. Taika deleted the part that made him work correctly, his writing crew.

G
G

"Like any good narcissist he sees himself as the flawless, tragically misunderstood, hero of his own story." - I am so taking this line! Can be applied to so many :D

Zach Hallquist
Zach Hallquist

I think the early scene with the GOtG in Love + Thunder could have worked. It could have been pulled off if it was a dream sequence, or a poor retelling of what actually happened by an over-enthusiastic character. After the scene ends, you have a scene with two characters - the over-enthusiastic storyteller, and a non-believing listener. "There's no way that happened" - "no, I swear it really happened that way", etc. The scene would have had its entertainment value, but the sense of relief I would have felt knowing it was just a fantasy would have been immense. I thought it was effing ridiculous, that that scene was supposed to be something that actually happened.

Vor 7 Stunden
Ugly Boy
Ugly Boy

The play scene in love and thunder stood out to me because of basically everything said.

Vor 9 Stunden
Unknown Variable
Unknown Variable

Imagine a movie like Deadpool making a better story arc about cancer than a movie with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in it…

Eric Georgiades
Eric Georgiades

"interesting comparisons with how Disney treats Norse mythology in the MCU, but I suspect that's a level of awareness that Taika doesn't possess" absolute gold

dragonlogos1
dragonlogos1

This is something I first noticed with Adam Sandler, talented comedians often need a leash. They need someone to pull them back and wind it down to focus, trim the fat, reduce down the sauce, sauté, sweat, and put it together. They are a fantastic ingredient, there needs to be a cook. Thor love and thunder is that, a fantastic set of ingredients thrown into a bot and left to boil.

Ronald Borla
Ronald Borla

Taiki Waititi is a director who has a constant need to include himself as an actor in his movies. Like Pacquiao and Jaworski on their basketball teams..

Vor 9 Stunden
VodaNegru
VodaNegru

I had to Taika Waititi once - it was a massive example of the kind, and absolutely dominated and almost clogged the bowl, almost refusing to be flushed at all.

Vor 7 Stunden
Mimic Gaming
Mimic Gaming

This scene shows Love and Thunder was nothing but Taika’s attempt at making Ragnarok 2

Vor 4 Stunden
Jayakrishnan Tr
Jayakrishnan Tr

How the MCU deals with humor these days is a major issue. Phases 1-3 dealt with it in a way in which the humor was more of an ice breaker or a light hearted exchange between the characters that never messed with or ruined a serious plot. The story was still every bit as serious as it was needed to be. Phase 4 treats humor like its a necessity in every show or movie irrespective of what the story requires. Thor love and thunder is a film which requires a very serious approach given it's context. Instead Waititi was like "make Thor funny hehehehe"

Scott Walker
Scott Walker

I started reading Thor in 1967, when I was 10 years old. Tutu Watusi did his best to ruin Marvel's greatest character.

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