Critical reception to Thor: Love and Thunder has been mixed, and a Marvel’s Rotten Tomatoes score record makes the film look even worse.
WARNING: Spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder and Mrs Miracle.
Mrs Miracle‘s positive reception, including a record-breaking 98% score on Rotten Tomatoes Thor: Love and ThunderThe negative reactions from look even worse. A direct consequence of Marvel’s new release strategy for MCU Phase 4 is that thanks to the Disney+ platform, two MCU parts can now be released simultaneously – a movie on the big screen and a TV show streaming on Disney+. That was the case with her moon knight finals and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and now it happened again Mrs MiracleThe last episodes of will be broadcast Thor: Love and Thunder come to the cinemas.
While this release strategy allows the MCU to advance its story much faster (to the point where the MCU Phase 4 runtime by the end of the year will be almost as long as the full Infinity saga), it also elevates the Differences between the two emerged from Marvel’s release – for better or for worse. Marvel’s Phase 4 is being met with a lot more criticism than other eras in the franchise for reasons that include the number of releases, among other things. Still, there are Phase 4 movies and shows that, despite the current MCU criticism, do very well either in terms of box office results or critical reception. Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s multi-billion dollar box office and Mrs Miracle‘s Rotten Tomatoes score are some examples.
After the highly acclaimed Thor: Ragnaroka film that redefined Thor as a character and set the franchise on a new, exciting path lived up to all expectations Thor: Love and Thunder couldn’t have been higher. Not only did Taika Waititi return to the director’s chair to continue Thor’s character development, but she did Thor: love and thunder It has also been revealed that she is bringing back Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, who is making her MCU comeback as Mighty Thor. With other big names in the cast, like Christian Bale as Gorr and Russell Crowe as Zeus, audiences set the bar high. Thor: Love and Thunder currently stands at a surprising 67% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s a long way back Ragnarok’s 93% result, less than Thor (77%) and almost as disappointing Thor: The Dark World (66%). While one could argue that there is simply an MCU fatigue, but Mrs Miracle just got a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest score of any MCU show, which proves it Thor: Love and ThunderThe problems of go well beyond mere franchise exhaustion.
Why Thor: Love & Thunder was smashed by Ms. Marvel on Rotten Tomatoes
Thor: Love and Thunder contains many of the elements that have recently been criticized within the MCU. For example, Thor: Love and ThunderThe inconsistent CGI of is a reminder of how varied the quality of visual effects was across Marvel properties, an issue that became much more apparent during MCU Stage 4. The intricate balance of humor, confidence and emotional stakes, something many MCU films struggle with, is also a Thor: Love and Thunder Problem. Even the exciting newcomers like Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher and Natalie Portman’s Mighty Thor didn’t show their full potential on screen because of this inconsistency in tone. Such a long list of problems combined with the high hopes for the Thor: Ragnarok Continued, helps explain why Thor: Love and Thunder‘s Rotten Tomatoes score is so low – at least by MCU standards
Compared to gate 4, Mrs Miracle had the benefit of being a fresh new property with no previous film or TV show appearances to set expectations. Obviously, Kamala Khan’s MCU debut was highly anticipated in itself, but there were fewer preconceived notions as to what Mrs Miracle should deliver. As such, the coming-of-age story, the funny edit, and even Mrs Miracle‘s origins and power shifts all felt like a breath of fresh air in a franchise where so much has already been done. A sequel like Thor: Love and Thunder is always perceived under different lenses than an origin story like Mrs Miracleand that helps explain why the ratings for the former were so much worse.
Additionally, Thor: Love and Thunder felt like it was trying to replicate itself Ragnarok at the same time it was trying to do something else. The result was an audio-baffling film in which emotional moments were often undermined by humor. Mrs Miracle, on the other hand had a more constant trend. The often criticized six-episode structure of the Disney+ Marvel series also worked, as did Mrs MiracleKamala’s pacing matched what Kamala’s origin story needed. In other words, Mrs Miracle knew what it wanted to be and delivered whereas Thor: Love and Thunder neither replicated Ragnarok brought something else enough.
Thor: Love and Thunder attempts to convey many elements in a single 120-minute film. The 67% Rotten Tomatoes score may come as a surprise, but it reflects many of the film’s problems. Similar, Mrs MiracleThe Rotten Tomatoes score of 98% shows how good and unique the show is, especially considering how similar the pace and tone of Disney+’s Marvel series was.
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