Even Chris Hemsworth Thinks Thor: Love and Thunder Was Too Silly

Written by on June 7, 2023

(Gizmodo) – Taika Waititi’s vision of Marvel’s God of Thunder helped radically redefine the character in Thor: Ragnarok. But though his follow-up, Love and Thunder, was largely a box office success, it drew a much murkier reaction from fans and critics—and according to Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, some of those critics were a little too close to home for him to avoid.

Namely, his kids’ school friends, who really are the primary audience for a film like Love and Thunder, even removed from the fact they’re in the approximate social circle of the film’s star. “It’s a bunch of eight-year-olds critiquing my film. ‘We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool but the VFX weren’t as good,’” Hemsworth said of some of the more personal reaction to the movie in a new profile with GQ. “I cringe and laugh equally at it.”

In what feels like a bit of an awkward critique himself, Hemsworth believes that Love and Thunder’s missteps were that it was too fun. “I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly,” Hemsworth continued. “It’s always hard being in the center of it and having any real perspective… I love the process, it’s always a ride. But you just don’t know how people are going to respond.”

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