It’s Stormbreakin’ Time! (SPOILERS)

The Blue & White seems to have an attraction to mediocre superhero movies when it comes to writing articles. Thor: Love and Thunder is, by no means, an exception. We have a spoiler warning: you won’t be losing anything by missing this film. In this film, our protagonist, Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, seeks inner peace and a restful retirement. Unfortunately, this plan is foiled by the film’s antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher, portrayed by Christian Bale,  a character who seeks to destroy the gods.

Thor is one of Marvel’s most intriguing characters. First appearing in Thor (2011), the self-centered and egotistical character that we first meet goes on an over decade long journey to become the silly protagonist we know him as today. In Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor is on a quest to stop Gorr the god Butcher and free the Asgardian children. Gorr has a weapon capable of killing gods called the Necrosword, meaning Thor is no longer invincible.

The overall plot isn’t poorly written; in fact, Thor: Love and Thunder follows a similar direction to other great Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. We have our protagonist with an internal or external struggle. In Thors case, it’s external; at the beginning of the film we’re given a recap of the events in Thor’s life, and we are told that Thor doesn’t try to stay attached to people because of the heartbreak he went through with his ex-girlfriend, Jane Foster. Thor also wants to be at peace with himself but finds himself getting in many battles with his coworkers, the Guardians of the Galaxy. Eventually our villain Gorr, who resents the gods after his god failed to protect him and his daughter, hunts the rest of the gods with his previously mentioned Necrosword. Thor’s old hammer, Mjolnir, which was shattered into over a dozen pieces by Hela, Thor’s sister, in Thor: Ragnarok, is now in the possession of Jane Foster, thanks to a spell Thor unknowingly placed on the hammer in the past, asking the hammer to protect Jane, thus giving us Jane Foster as Mighty Thor. Stormbreaker, Thor’s primary weapon, is stolen by Gorr in one of their skirmishes, and Thor has to resort to using the Thunderbolt that he, Valkyrie, Korg, and Jane took from Zeus.

At the end of the film Gorr has the opportunity to kill the rest of the gods using the power of the cosmic entity known as Eternity. With the advice of Thor, Gorr uses this power instead to bring back his daughter, Love. In the conclusion, both Gorr and Jane Foster die, however Thor adopts Love who has the ability to wield Stormbreaker. We get a happy ending with Thor and Love killing monsters coupled with rock music.


There was love, there was thunder, and most importantly, there was Thor. What did our Apopka students think about the film? Junior, Kaitlyn Collins, says, “It was really just an alright film in my opinion.” This isn’t for no reason either, a lot people have a problem with this film because of its lack of focus, and that “we would go from this really funny scene, to suddenly this dark room that’s kind of scary.” Thor: Love and Thunder did this frequently. In total, taking into account the excellent acting, good script, poor CGI, and unclear tone, we give the film seven lightning bolts out of ten. We can’t wait to see more of Thor.