'Thor' balances between punchlines, pathos
Hemsworth's Thor earns audience's affections
July 14, 2022
Quirky comedic New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi has more than earned my love over the years, but after watching "Thor: Love & Thunder," I'm starting to wonder whether someone should be exercising control over his sugar and caffeine intake.
Waititi's 2017 "Thor: Ragnarok" elevated the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Thor" franchise from its competent yet uninspired onscreen origins, in the Norse God of Thunder's previous two MCU films, by abandoning the mock-Shakespearean aspirations for which Kenneth Branagh was hired to direct the character's 2011 cinematic debut.
Marvel Comics' Thor h...