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Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) By Taika Waititi - Movie Review

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) By Taika Waititi - Movie Review

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) Director: Taika Waititi Writers: Taika WaititiJennifer Kaytin Robinson (written by) Stan LeeJason Aaron (based on the Marvel comics by) Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Sam NeillMelissa McCarthy Run Time: 118min Rated: PG-13 (Canada) PG (Alberta and British Columbia) PG-13 (MPAA) for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some suggestive material and partial nudity.

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Listen to this IssuesEtc interview about Thor: Love and Thunder by clicking the link above. Below are a number of written reviews and audio interviews about the majority of the MARVEL films and TV series going back to 2013. 
Waititi's new Thor film is flippant and problematic, it doesn't take its subject matter very seriously and it's not respectful of its audience. Many MARVEL fans will be left scratching their heads if they take time to think about the film. Thor: Love and Thunder often feels like an inside joke between Waititi and his friends and cast members where the audience is not really on the inside.
Christian families in particular will want to take note that the film is also deeply disparaging of prayer and religious faith peddling many of the current ideological talking points of modern hedonistic North American popular culture.   
Rev. Ted Giese is lead pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; an award-winning contributor to The Canadian Lutheran and movie reviewer for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program. Follow Pastor Giese on Twitter @RevTedGiese. Check out our Movie Review Index!