Taika Waititi’s sequel to Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok is goofy, romantic, action-packed and one of the most successful films of 2022 so far. Buy it now on the Virgin Media Store
By Virgin TV Edit
Starring Chris Hemsworth as the Norse god-inspired Marvel superhero, Taika Waititi’s 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok was widely acclaimed for its thrilling pace and smart, vivid humour.
Now, the film’s hotly anticipated sequel, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love And Thunder, is available on Virgin Media Store – you can buy it here. And it finds the Avenger and so-called “space viking” (Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – namely, a quest for inner peace.
Waititi has said that Thor is going through a midlife crisis in Love And Thunder, as he seeks to identify his purpose in life and “figure out exactly who he is and why he's a hero” – or whether he should even be a hero at all. But the thunder deity’s retirement gets rudely interrupted when he learns of Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), a gaunt galactic killer who’s determined to exterminate all celestial beings.
At first, Thor takes on the God Butcher alongside the Guardians of the Galaxy – which means some highly enjoyable cameos from Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, among others. But another dream team soon comes to the fore, as two of Thor’s close friends – the lovable gladiator friend Korg (voiced by Waititi) and warrior woman King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) – step up to support him.
Unexpectedly joining the trio is Thor’s former girlfriend, Dr Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). After an eight-year absence from his life, the once Earth-bound astrophysicist is now the Mighty Thor: a superhero in her own right whose costume and powers are subversively similar to her ex-partner’s. Unbeknown to Thor, Jane is seriously ill, and her sudden reappearance sends him into a highly relatable tailspin – but they’re able to join forces to uncover the mystery of Gorr’s vengeance.
Lightning-paced with sharp gags and plenty of slapstick moments, this epic cosmic adventure is deliberately different in tone from Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi drew inspiration from 1980s adventure movies and co-wrote the script with Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, whose credits include sharp rom-coms such as the romcom series Love Life (available in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer) and the Netflix film Someone Great. Unsurprisingly, it’s already been a box office smash hit, passing the $750 million mark worldwide – making it one of the most successful films of 2022.
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Image credits: Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love And Thunder © 2022 MARVEL