The most significant scenes of Thor Love and Thunder
The MCU’s Latest Hit Movie Is From Director Taika Waititi Thor: Love and Thunder, a charming and action-packed entry into the fourth phase of the MCU. But even when famed goofy director Taika Waititi is at the helm, a movie like Thor: Love and Thunder will have plenty of drama, hard-hitting twists, and hard-hitting scenes that really shake things up.
One hard-hitting scene in a movie will leave a permanent mark on a character’s personal arc, overall plot, or more. Scenes like these tend to stand out and generate the most buzz. With this in mind, many scenes in Thor: Love and Thunder had a great impact on the film’s plot and characters.
ten Rapu The Mocked God of Gorr
The first scene of Thor: Love and Thunder was very impactful as it depicted the birth of the MCU’s newest and most ambitious villain to date. At first, Gorr was an innocent mortal who desperately prayed to the gods for his survival and that of his daughter. Then he met his god, Rapu, in person.
Unfortunately, Rapu was an arrogant and selfish god who didn’t bother to help, so Gorr became bitter and disillusioned within moments. It was then that he found and used the Necrosword to kill Rapu in retaliation, launching his mission to kill all gods in the universe.
9 Jane’s cancer diagnosis has been revealed
Dr. Jane Foster first appeared in the movie not as a superhero, but as a cancer patient who had run out of time. This had a huge impact on the film, as it adds serious emotional and physical stakes for Jane and, by extension, her ex-lover Thor Odinson.
This film is quite humorous, but it is not a satire. Jane’s cancer diagnosis adds serious drama to the film and provides a clear reason why Jane seeks to wield the hammer Mjolnir for herself. Otherwise, she might never have decided to become the new Thor.
8 Mjolnir rebuilt for Jane
Jane’s personal quest as a rising hero was deeply affected by Mjolnir’s actions. Mjolnir can sometimes think and act on its own. When Jane arrived in New Asgard, she approached the shattered Mjolnir, only to have the pieces of that hammer fly together into one whole.
Now Jane is the new Thor, with a battle-ready hammer. From then until her eventual death, Jane was a true action hero who could fight alongside Thor on equal footing, complete with her own caped hero costume. It changes everything.
seven Gorr kidnapped the Asgardian children
Gorr the God Butcher arrived in force in New Asgard one night, supported by his multiple shadow beasts. Gorr was a match for both Thors and Valkyrie, but he wasn’t aiming to fight to the end. At least not yet. Gorr changed his plans and used his beasts to kidnap all of New Asgard’s children.
Both Thors were powerless to stop Gorr, and they knew immediately what was at stake. They would have to find and fight Gorr again to rescue all those hostages, and so, this impactful scene set up the rest of the movie.
6 Thor punched Zeus in Omnipotence City
Halfway through the film, Thor and his team arrived at an incredible floating city in space, Omnipotence City. Only powerful and famous gods can visit or live in this place, and Thor was thrilled to meet his personal hero Zeus while recruiting an army of gods to face Gorr.
Pompous Zeus refused to help, so Thor and his allies took action. Thor grabbed Zeus’ lightning weapon and punched Zeus, meaning Thor now has a new weapon, and the way was clear to escape Omnipotence City. However, no gods joined Thor’s side.
5 Thor and Jane rekindled their romance
Thor: Love and Thunder made it clear via Korg’s narration that Thor and Jane had officially broken up and gone their separate ways. But after the Omnipotence City sequence, Thor and Jane had a chance to talk aboard their makeshift ship en route to the Shadow Realm.
Thor and Jane, to put it simply, overcame their differences and became lovers again, even sharing a passionate kiss. This encouraged them both and helped raise the emotional stakes for later scenes in the film.
4 Gorr steals Stormbreaker from Thor
Thor and his team arrived in the Colorless Realm of Shadows to complete their rescue mission, but it was all just a trap. Gorr used his home field advantage to injure and hold off Thor’s group, then Gorr revealed what he really wanted – Thor’s mighty hammer, Stormbreaker. With it, the wearer can access the Bifrost.
Thor resisted at first, but in the end Stormbreaker was called out. Thor and his allies fought their way out of the Shadow Realm, but Stormbreaker fell into Gorr’s hands. Now Gorr can use it to visit Eternity and fulfill his wish to destroy all gods. Now the stakes are at their highest thanks to this hard-hitting scene.
3 Thor rallied the Asgardian children before the battle
This important scene accomplished a lot not only for the film’s final battle, but also for Thor’s personal arc. Thor arrived in Eternity and eventually rescued the kidnapped children, but he didn’t just send them home. He inspired them with his short, warrior-style speech, and it worked.
Thor used both his words and Zeus’ bolt to empower the children, literally and otherwise, forming a heroic militia to face Gorr. It helped even the odds for the final fight, and it also proved that Thor isn’t just an arrogant loner who fights solo. He is now a true team player and a leader, a personal first.
2 Thor persuades Gorr to rekindle love
In the final battle, the Necrosword is shattered, but Gorr still got what he wanted and entered Eternity, just like the heroes. There, Gorr could make his wish to kill all the gods, but Thor spoke up and urged the grieving villain to make an entirely different wish.
Gorr agreed and proved he was never a terrible person deep down. He had simply made mistakes in his grief and rage, and most importantly, his daughter was brought back to life. It all ended well thanks to Thor’s persuasive words and Gorr’s willingness to heed it.
1 When Hercules debuted
Some post-credits scenes in Marvel movies are just sketch comedy, especially Captain America’s anticlimactic scene where he spoke to the audience about disappointment and expectations. But in Thor: Love and Thunderthese brief scenes were quite significant.
One scene showed Jane entering Valhalla to meet Heimdall himself, and the other scene was even more impactful. There, an injured but recovering Zeus spoke to his demigod son Hercules, and Hercules eagerly accepted the mission to find and defeat Thor forever. The stage is set for Hercules’ big appearance in the MCU, and fans can’t wait.
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