Thor: Love and Thunder is now the lowest rated Thor movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Rotten Tomatoes. Movies overall marks fell to 65% (at time of writing), slightly below Thor: The Dark World AGGREGATE. The latter is currently rated at 66% on the review aggregator’s website and for a very long time was the lowest rated film not only in Thor Series but also in all shared continuity.
Currently, the lowest rated film in the franchise is Eternals, with a “rotten” aggregation of 47%. Other Thor franchise films are ranked relatively higher than Thor: Love and Thunder and Thor: Ragnarok. While the first Thor the film is rated at 77%, Taika Waititi’s predecessor to love and thunder, Thor: Ragnarokis one of the highest-rated films in the franchise, with 93% positive responses.
Thor: Love and Thunder were well-rewarded at the box office with over $600 million in gross worldwide. However, critical response to the film has been mixed. Christian Bale and Natalie Portman were exceptionally praised for their respective performances. The film’s colossal production scale and light-hearted comedic nature were also praised. But, the film’s writing received critical criticism as critics felt tonal inconsistencies in the script, ultimately referring to the film as inferior to its predecessor.
Such responses are likely the reason for the film’s declining ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was reviewed based on 406 critical reviews. With more reviews still coming in, the ratings have little room for improvement. However, it is unlikely that there will be a significant increase in the rating percentage, as the film is already approaching a month away from its release.
The film’s critical consensus reads:
In some ways, Thor: Love and Thunder resembles Ragnarök redux – but overall it offers enough fast-paced fun to make it a worthy addition to the MCU.
The public always praises Thor: Love and Thunder
Based on over 10,000 verified ratings, Thor: Love and Thunder’s Audience Score far outperforms its critical aggregate. The audience score for the film on the website is 77%. This means that the movie the humorous approach and the writing were well received by the fans and general public. Despite having the lowest critical consensus, Eternals is rated at 78% by audiences, slightly above Thor: Love and Thunder. Captain Marvelat 45%, is the lowest-rated MCU film by audiences.
The public consensus regarding Thor: Love and Thunder bed:
Even though the constant silliness of Thor: Love and Thunder makes it hard to invest in the more serious aspects of the story, there’s still plenty to enjoy.
In most cases, the critical ratings and audience scores for Marvel Cinematic Universe films have varied, with audiences favoring the film over critics. Thor: Love and Thunder ratings also took a hit at IMDB, where its overall rating rose to 6.8 out of 10. So the response to the fourth Thor the film has been mixed to positive so far. The movie clearly didn’t live up to the right expectations but overall is a successful endeavor for Marvel Studios.
Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to continue with the series She-Hulk: Lawyer and the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverboth simultaneously summing up phase four of the franchise.