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The concept modeling is fine. She looks great as She-Hulk. It’s just the animation came off a bit hokey. Hopefully I’ll just get used to it as the episodes progress.
 
Thor’s reviews are looking…not so great. Currently at 75%.

General consensus seems to be that it’s not as good as Ragnarok and that it struggles to manage the tone between humour and drama.
 
I think Thor 4 was always going to struggle in the wake of Ragnarok and that it's a relatively low stakes film for the main character given the current Phase 4 films. When it's building to a larger purpose I suppose it'll be more cohesive, but I'm kind of treating it as a standalone film with no connection to the building MCU storylines.
 
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I've only seen the teaser trailer and it was a big fat meh. Can't wait to see it on Thursday.
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Critic reviews make no sense to me. Opinions are subjective and everyone's gonna have a different one. All critics do is write out their opinion for a bunch of people to read. For example:
I’m not reading too much into the reviews. No Way Home is the highest rated Phase 4 film and is the worst one in my eyes
This! Not everyone is gonna agree with critics, whether the movie gets trashed or rave reviews.

Also, imagine thinking No Way Home is the worst Phase 4 film instead of the best. Could not be me.
(Kidding, I'm very aware of my bias towards Spider-Man as he's my favorite hero, different opinions are valid dddd.)

I'm excited for this. I love the Thor trilogy (yes including The Dark World. Boring as hell villain but good emotional stakes, and a nice beginning to Loki's redemption) and so I'm really excited to see what the movie is gonna do. I'm excited to see Jane as Lady Thor and I'm hoping we get some movement on the Gamora stuff even though she isn't in the movie.

I'm also in a weird place where I feel like I'm one of the few people to have genuinely enjoyed everything Phase 4 has had to offer so far. I've seen so many tweets and YouTube videos (haven't actually watched them but still) talking about how Phase 4 is absolutely terrible, the worst phase, etc. Or about how they wish we could go back to when they were making Phase 1 type stuff (which is weird to me because as great as it is I think it may be the weakest overall) and I don't get it. Phase 4 is honestly my favorite so far and I don't think I've ever been more excited to see where Marvel goes next.
 
In general I do think a lot of critics review MCU with a different lens because of how dominant they are, which is why The Eternals had worse reviews than Thor a Dark World and Iron Man 2 for example.

Saying that, I have to say that Love & Thunder...was a real slog for me. No spoilers at all here but a little insight into why I didn't like it:

The humour was a major turn off. I thought that Taika almost went into too "dumb" territory with Ragnarok but it still just about worked. But Taika is almost a bit too cocky here and it just gets a bit too irritating (I say that as a fan of Jojo Rabbit and What We Do in the Shadows). It's all very laddy, which is strange given it's a sort-of attempt at being knowingly camp.

I think Jane's transition to Mighty Thor was too rushed and given we haven't seen her character for about 8 years it felt oddly empty and a bit jarring. We've had a couple of really underwhelming and pointless MCU shows and Mighty Thor origin show instead of one of them would have really done her character wonders because the character came across so empty and wooden.

There were a handful of nice and fun moments in there and I loved Valkyrie despite them not giving her an ounce of character development, but these moments were surrounded by too much pointless garbage (to me) and a central story and character that were kind of...boring?
 
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A friend of mine never watched any Marvel movies, well last weekend she met with another friend and watched 3 Marvel movies randomly:

- Multiverse of Madness
- Infinity War
- Endgame

I wanna scream. She doesn‘t understand why I am mad cause she thinks she can still rewatch some of the movies ddd.
 
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In general I do think a lot of critics review MCU with a different lens because of how dominant they are, which is why The Eternals had worse reviews than Thor a Dark World and Iron Man 2 for example.

Eh, not just that, but of course their buildups factor in. Etermals should have been a Disney+ show with each episode focusing on each Eternal. Then, maybe, anyone would give a care about any of them.

Regarding Thor Love & Thunder, the people whose opinions I care about loved it a lot so I'm sure i'll enjoy it
 
Just watch the new Thor movie because of my office activity and it's terrible. Absolutely terrible.

The humor is so dumb and unfunny. There is no sense of tension, every serious scenes are interrupted by unnecessary jokes like... We are on an important, life altering missions and they jokes around like a clown?

Everything is so rushed, the explanation and existence of Jane Foster. The changing objection and strategy to face the villain. Terrible writing all around.

The only good thing I could say about this movie is the villain is kinda cool, I guess. Oh and the battle / scene in black/white settings are also cool, it's like watching old cartoon come to live.
 
Just watch the new Thor movie because of my office activity and it's terrible. Absolutely terrible.

The humor is so dumb and unfunny. There is no sense of tension, every serious scenes are interrupted by unnecessary jokes like... We are on an important, life altering missions and they jokes around like a clown?

Everything is so rushed, the explanation and existence of Jane Foster. The changing objection and strategy to face the villain. Terrible writing all around.

The only good thing I could say about this movie is the villain is kinda cool, I guess. Oh and the battle / scene in black/white settings are also cool, it's like watching old cartoon come to live.
Literally. People are like "oh no it's on 70% on rotten tomatoes" and I'm like...yeah, that's far too high.
 
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The humor is so dumb and unfunny. There is no sense of tension, every serious scenes are interrupted by unnecessary jokes like... We are on an important, life altering missions and they jokes around like a clown?
Yeah I’m gonna hate this.
 
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@Joe. and @Attis what do you make of them confirming there's a much, much longer cut that expands the story, has a lot more dialogue in places and seemingly connects some parts that are evidently disjointed and lacking.

Think it'd make a difference, or potentially be a bigger disaster? Keeping in mind that much of the movie is apparently improvised.

I'm going to see it Friday morning and I'm still excited because I adore Ragnarok, but some of the reactions are definitely lowering my expectations now.
 
Not gonna lie, I love the sound of there being some dumb humour throughout the whole thing, I really don't want another *dark* slog of a movie from Marvel right now. Give me disjointed madcap adventures with dumb jokes that miss more than land.
Low-key this. I mean, I feel like everything has had a good dose of humor but have also been thematically or emotionally heavy for the most part that we haven't had anything actually fun and light in the MCU in a while.
 
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