MARVEL’S Thor: Love and Thunder proved to be a major success at the box office, grossing US$760 million (RM3.5 billion) worldwide.
However, despite its financial triumph, many Marvel fans were disappointed by the film’s humorous tone and bland visuals, as writer/director Taika Waititi put it.
Even Thor himself, actor Chris Hemsworth, acknowledges the negative attitude towards the fourth part of the series. Thor row. In a recent profile with GQ magazine, Hemsworth candidly admitted that Love and Thunder became “too stupid” for his own good.
Reflecting on the film, Hemsworth remarked, “I think we just had too much fun. It just got too stupid. It’s always hard to be in the middle of it all and have a real perspective… I love the process, it’s always a journey. But you just don’t know how people will react.”
Interestingly, Hemsworth also revealed that his biggest critics were his son’s friends, a group of eight-year-olds who came forward with their own critiques of the film.
He shared, “This is a group of eight-year-olds criticizing my film. “We thought this movie had too much humor, the action was cool, but the visuals weren’t that good.” I cringe and laugh equally at this.”
Despite the criticism, Hemsworth, who has played Thor in a total of eight Marvel films, is open to future collaborations. He does not currently have contracts for any upcoming Marvel projects, but has expressed a desire to explore other possibilities for a while.
However, if given a creative opportunity, he would gladly reprise the role.
“I cherish this experience,” Hemsworth said. “I love the fact that I could do something completely different throughout the whole process. Thor 1 And 2 were their own thing Thor 3 And 4 there were completely different sensations … and then even AvengersLebowski Thor, Infinity War Thor, because of different directors and I think mostly because of my own need to do something different.”
Next time Hemsworth can be seen in Extract 2which will be released on Netflix on June 16, 2023.