With his fourth solo film currently in cinemas, Thor could easily be called the most successful MCU superhero as no other hero has had the same number of solo adventures. Again directed by Taika Waititi, this time Thor must contend with the dangerous being known as the Gorr the God Butcher.
Luckily for Thor, he won’t be alone as his old friends Jane Foster, Valkyrie and Korg will lend a helping hand as well. Considering Waititi directed the previous Thor solo film Thor: Ragnarok (2017) the question arises which of the two films is better and does the most justice to the honorable and powerful God of Thunder!
9 Ragnarok: The amount of humor
Ragnarok offered many hilarious jokes. More than his successor love and thunder. A possible reason for this is the Thor that the audience sees in it Ragnarok has not yet had some of the unpleasant experiences that transformed him into a different person.
Most notable are the destruction of Asgard, Loki’s death and of course the defeat at the hands of Thanos and the subsequent deaths of his friends and allies. The Thor of love and thunder is a bit more jaded from everything that happened to him, so it makes sense that the film isn’t as humorous as the previous one.
8th Love and Thunder: The Love Story
love and thunder even has the word love in its name and was presented as a superhero romance from the start. With that in mind, it makes sense that the film would work better with romance than Ragnarok. in the Ragnarokthere was no great romance, just references and nods to the previous films. love and thunderon the other hand, rekindles the relationship between Thor and Jane Foster.
While they don’t get as much time together as some viewers might expect, their romance is still touching enough, especially when Jane must choose between helping Thor or possibly living happily ever after. It’s not quite on the same level as other tragic romances because the relationship doesn’t get as much space as it probably deserves, but its resolution still makes an impression.
7 Ragnarok: Loki
MCU fans have different tastes and preferences, but many people agree that Loki is awesome. In fact, he could very well be one of the best MCU villains. His absence in love and thunder is understandable considering Loki is dead in the main timeline. However, the dynamic between him and Thor adds a lot of charm Ragnarokespecially when he and Thor are forced to work together against a common enemy.
Some of the funniest moments in Ragnarok happen as Loki and Thor try to find a way out of the problems they are facing. love and thunder brings back at least other familiar faces from previous Thor movies, like Valkyrie, Korg and Lady Sif. However, these characters have not yet achieved the same popularity as Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief.
6 Love and Thunder: The Battle Scenes
Technically, this could be a tie since Ragnarok also has some impressive combat sequences. love and thunder close to the limit thanks to the spectacular black and white scene that has a horror-like feel to it. More importantly, it’s something new, something never seen before in the MCU. Considering that the universe now has over 20 films, it’s not that easy to show something new.
It’s true that Thor’s fight against Hulk in the arena was a memorable moment, but unlike the black-and-white fight sequence with Gorr, it wasn’t the first time an Avenger did this when Thor faced off against Hulk. As MCU fans will no doubt remember, Tony Stark donned the famous Hulkbuster armor and went up against the Hulk Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
5 Ragnarok: A larger connection with the rest of the MCU
Ragnarok might not have had such a unified plot as love and thunder and So if fans remember it, it’s more for the individual scenes of the film than the plot itself. However, what the film did have is a closer connection to the rest of the MCU. That is mostly lacking love and thunder. Guardians of the Galaxy make an appearance at the beginning of the film but immediately say goodbye and are never mentioned or heard from again.
Otherwise, there aren’t that many characters from non-Thor MCU films. Ragnaroktook place before the Infinity Saga, so even as Thor galloped through the universe, it was obvious that something bigger was going on in the background. There was also Bruce Banner reminding the audience avenger movies.
4 Love and Thunder: Thor as Father
Although love and thunder gives space to several characters, in the end it’s about Thor’s character development. At the beginning of the film, Thor doesn’t know what to do with himself. He no longer has his hammer, his family is dead, and Jane broke up with him. Throughout the film, Thor tries to find his purpose again.
However, in the film’s finale, Thor finally realizes what’s important: love. Despite losing Jane, he is no longer alone as he takes on a new role, that of a father. This will make Thor all the more friendly and approachable, and hopefully he’ll do a good job raising his adopted daughter Love.
3 It’s a draw: the villain
Every superhero movie needs a good villain. Both Ragnarok and love and thunder meet this criterion. Ragnarok works with Hela, Odin’s daughter who is determined to get the throne she believes is right for her. Conversely, Gorr wants to kill all the gods because he blames them for their ignorance and arrogance.
Both villains have a clear reason for what they are doing. With Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale’s strong performances as Hela and Gorr respectively, it’s impossible to tell which of them is better.
2 Ragnarok: Critical Response
An important factor in judging the quality of a film is how well audiences and critics liked it. on IMDb, Ragnarok wins love and thunder as his rating is 7.9 at the moment while love and thunderThe rating of is 7.1.
At Rotten Tomatoes, viewers admitted 87 percent Ragnarok and 82 percent to love and thunder. There’s an even bigger disparity in the critics’ ratings, with 93 percent for Ragnarok and only 67 percent for love and thunder.
1 The winner: Ragnarok
In the end victory comes Ragnarok. However, the good news is that both films are very entertaining. It was also very close so anyone looking forward to seeing Thor again shouldn’t miss it love and thunder.
This is especially true for those who want to see Thor take another role (that of a father) in his complicated but still fun life. Fans of fantastic movie villains, excellent fight scenes, and well-written romance should also be satisfied, since love and thunder has all three.
Thor: Love and Thunder is now in cinemas.
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