The Thorfranchise is one of the most recognizable franchises, perhaps more so than any other within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Thor failed to live up to its MCU counterparts, its sequel,Thor: The Dark World, fared a bit worse, serving as a fresh low for the franchise.
Taika Waititi, the series' director, provided a fresh boost, propelling the third film in the series,Thor: Ragnarok, to new heights.
Waititi's second MCU film,Thor: Love and Thunder, was expected to be of comparable or even greater quality, but many were disappointed by the sequel, citing what they perceived as a lack of tone and narrative. The film has since gone bankrupt both commercially and critically.
Even if asThor: Love and Thunder is less than a month old at this point, it has already established a new record for the franchise, and not in a good way.
The Thor Films That Love and Thunder Are At Their End
The lowest-ratedThor film on Rotten Tomatoes is now at a 65% critic approval rating on the Tomatometer, which gives it a 66% score.
ThorandThor: Ragnarokboth received a 77% and a 93% mark, respectively. Despite that, Love and Thunder outperform Thor1 and Thor 2 with a 77% score, although only by one or two points.
Thor: Love And Thunder's New Ranking in the Franchise: Unpacking
Taika Waititi's newest film is at the bottom of the Rotten Tomatoes list, but it does give him the unique honor of bookending the list, with his two Thor films, Ragnarokand Love and Thunder, ranking first and last.
Even if this rating for Love and Thunder sounds terrifying, it's important to keep in mind that the all-importantTomatometer in Roseanne Tomatoes works. Instead of providing an average of critic scores, the food-based fresh test actually shows what percent of reviews were considered positive. So even though only 65% ofLove and Thunder's reviews were positive, it's likely that the actual average score is higher.
Love and Thunderas is still on par with Thorand The Dark World, but they still rated it slightly higher, so much that it rises to the top of the list.
Although it is unclear how these low ratings will affect Thor's future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it is certainly possible that they may put an end to a Thor 5.Eternals, which suffered a similar Rotten Tomatoes fate, becoming the first Marvel film to receive a rotten score, has been largely ignored, with no news of a sequel being announced. The potential antagonist seen in one of Thor 4's final credit scenes is equally uncertain of the franchise's fate, another sign that things aren
If any series of Marvel Cinematic Universe films were to beat the odds and find a sequel, it would be the Thorsaga, as the God of Thunder has gone through bad reviews once more, only to evolve and emerge victorious. Here's hoping he can do it again.