The Rotten Tomatoes score for Thor: Love and Thunder has been published now that the reviews are in. And it’s bad news for Marvel sequel filmmaker Taika Waititi.
Thor: Love and Thunder now has a rating of 72 percent based on 148 reviews, which, while a commendable rating, positions the sequel at the bottom of the Marvel canon.
While Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the be-all and end-all of movie review, it does provide some insight into where the MCU episode fits within the franchise, and hey, it’s just for fun, right?
Lightning isn’t striking twice for Thor: Love and Thunder. The first reviews for director Taika Waititi’s follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok, the glowingly-reviewed reinvention of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, thundered online Tuesday to a less-mightier reception than its 2017 predecessor. Teaming Thor with Jane Foster’s Mjolnir-wielding Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman) after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder currently sits at 70% approval from critics for a “fresh” Rotten Tomatoes score at the time of publishing. With 138 critics’ reviews counted, the 29th MCU movie’s score is lower than Ragnarok (93% certified fresh) and 2011’s Thor (77% certified fresh), but above 2013’s Thor: The Dark World (66% fresh).