MCU: All 33 Marvel Cinematic Universe films ranked from worst to best

Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015
Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron..L to R: Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel 2015 /
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(L-R): Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER. Photo by Jasin Boland. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved. /

28. Thor: Love and Thunder

Taika Waititi reinvented Thor with Ragnarok, so his return for the fourth movie in the franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, was inevitable. This time, the story took place in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, as Marvel Studios sought to show us a Thor that had lost himself in and amidst all the loss that he suffered.

The biggest hook for this one was the return of Natalie Portman, who brought Jane Foster back to the big screen for the first time in almost a decade. This return saw her wield Mjolnir as she became the Mighty Thor and joined New Asgard’s fight against Gorr the God Butcher.

Very loyal to the tone that was set in Ragnarok, Love and Thunder is campy, colorful and completely over-the-top, but it does manage to get a better balance between serious and silly than its predecessor does. The downside to that is that these mismatching tones don’t always gel well together, making for some disorienting moments.

All in all, this one’s priority is having fun and it succeeds in that mission with flying colors (and goats). There are some bumps along the way, but thanks to some mighty show-stealing performances from Natalie Portman and Christian Bale, it’s another win for Waititi’s weirder Thor, even if it goes to the well of weird way too many times.