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Thor: Love and Thunder fans & critics discuss negative reviews, CGI criticism & Taika Waititi’s use of comedy

Thor: Love and Thunder fans & critics discuss negative reviews, CGI criticism & Taika Waititi’s use of comedy

The Thor: Love and Thunder discourse has put all MCU Phase 4 titles on the spotlight, and social media is particularly divided on if Taika Waititi’s utmost reliance on comedy was a miscalculation. However, one side of the Marvel fandom and critics have high praises for the fourth installment. Regardless, dissent centered on the Chris Hemsworth-led Thor 4 has largely berated CGI sequences produced using LED screen, the VFX tech used for Mandalorian.

Even a low B+ Cinemascore for Thor: Love and Thunder haven’t shaken the film’s ongoing box office run currently estimated to rake in $140 million on the opening weekend. Still, the stalemate discussions have left one side praising the director’s vision as the best follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok. But others hold 2011’s Thor to the highest regard for grounded storytelling and smooth pacing. In addition, some even compared Thor 4’s massive budget to India’s Kollywood cinema, RRR which was made on a $72 million production budget.

Also Read: MCU fans discuss Thor: Love and Thunder’s low Rotten Tomatoes score & compare to Eternals

Marvel Studios’ latest films have all come under the radar for wonky CGI and its creative choices. Earlier, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also faced similar criticism for depending on cameos and fan service over the plot. Furthermore, questions regarding the MCU’s direction and its narrative also arose. Readers can check it out below.

Since Love and Thunder’s theatrical worldwide release – fans and critics alike wondered if the movie was subject to cuts. Natalie Portman spoke openly on Thor 4’s deleted scenes stating to Indiewire, “There were whole sequences, planets, characters, and worlds that didn’t end up in the movie that were hilarious and amazing and [that] we spent a lot of time and energy on, and certainly the entire crew also designing and conceiving,” Though, Waititi doesn’t seem to have any plans on releasing a director’s cut and in fact hates the idea.

“Director’s cuts are not good,” he said to NME. “I’ve been thinking about director’s cuts. I watch director’s cuts of a lot of other directors. They suck. Director’s cuts are not good. Directors need to be controlled sometimes, and if I was to say, ‘ah, you wanna watch my director’s cut? It’s four and a half hours long!’ It’s not good, at four and a half hours. There’s a lot of cup-of-tea breaks in there, you don’t even have to pause it.”

It’s unclear if the current dissent could impact Marvel chief Kevin Feige’s decisions for Thor 5 or even the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. Thor: Love and Thunder is out in theaters.




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