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“Rad As Hell”: Here Are First Reactions to ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

With the embargo lifted on new Marvel Studios film Thor: Love and Thunder, MCU fans are raving over the newest addition to Phase 4.

Thor: Love and Thunder has won over the hearts of MCU fans. As Phase 4 nears its end, the film had its world premiere at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday (June 23), where cast members Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Russell Crowe and more came to celebrate the Taika Waititi-directed epic.

Here’s the deets: “Thor: Love and Thunder finds the God of Thunder on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a search for self-discovery. But Thor’s retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.”

Following the premiere, fans and critics went to social media to rave about the film. Richard Nebens of The Direct said Love and Thunder was “predictably hilarious yet unexpectedly personal and heartfelt,” adding that “Christian Bale and Natalie Portman’s performances truly shine while Waititi delivers an emotional story. I think this may be my favorite Thor movie.”

Erik Davis of Fandango also gave a glowing review, adding that viewers can anticipate a surprise post-credits scene.

“There are lots of fun little details in Thor: Love and Thunder, so keep your eyes open. It’s more emotional than Thor: Rangarok, but both films have a really great sense of humor & the best side characters (the goats!). Also, the post-credits stuff is major so don’t go anywhere.”

Read what others are saying about the latest Thor movie below:

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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