The strange similarity of "Thor: Love and Thunder" with "Wonder Woman 1984" that you probably did not know
The release of the fourth part of the Thor film series and the contradictory reviews that have been published about it despite its guaranteed commercial success, remind the audience of the release of the movie " Wonder Woman 1984. These two superhero movies have an interesting similarity that fans may not have noticed.
The movie "Thor: Love and Thunder" was finally released and the result was somewhat different from what people expected. Is. Although the reception of the movie was not so cold, after the movie "Thor: Ragnarok" (Thor: Ragnarok), the expectations of the audience from the films of the Thor movie series have increased; An expectation that Eshq and Azarakhsh apparently did not fulfill. Especially since this film has the same Ragnarok creative group as the production agents.
However, these events are not so new. This turn of events is similar to what happened to another popular superhero franchise just a few years ago. In fact, the conditions of these two films are very much the same: the sequel of a blockbuster giant, despite the same creative team that brought the success of the first film, faces a lackluster reception, and that success is not achieved the second time around. In other words, "Thor: Love and Thunder" has taken the same path that "Wonder Woman 1984" once walked.
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Both "Thor: Ragnarok" and the first "Wonder Woman" movie coincidentally came out in 2017. and both of them were praised by the critics and welcomed by the audience. These two films not only gave a new atmosphere to the two superheroes of the films (this novelty was especially welcome in "Thor: Ragnarok", because the previous two Thor films had dark themes and could be said to be more serious; and were also not very popular), Rather, they offered the promise of an exciting and new path for their franchises. The DC Extended Universe had not had much success before the movie "Wonder Woman" and it seemed that it had nothing to say in the competition with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (mcu). But things changed when Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, came out. Critical acclaim aside, the film was so successful at the domestic box office that it outsold Batman v Superman. At the same time, Marvel Studios was convinced that the Thor franchise needed to change and be reborn after Thor: The Dark World, so they chose a completely different path and directed Taika Waititi. ) for the new God of Thunder film.
With two very successful films behind them, it was only natural that Marvel and DC decided to bring the directors back for Thor and Wonder Woman sequels. It was clear that the success of these two films was mostly due to the unique style of Watiti and Jenkins. Therefore, in the production of the sequels, both directors found more freedom in their creative work. "Wonder Woman 1984" directed by Patty Jenkins was released in 2020 and "Thor: Love & Thunder" directed by Taika Waititi was recently released in 2022.
But as it turns out, lightning never strikes the same place twice! Because both DC and Marvel films received much less attention from critics compared to their previous installments. That's a shame, of course, because both films seemed like they could easily become big hits at the box office and from a quality perspective, making the studios proud once again. But in the end, there is no sure way to predict what critics will say. The result was that the film "Wonder Woman 1984" with a score of 58 and the film "Thor: Love and Thunder" with a score of 68 found a significant decrease compared to the score of their previous episodes: a good score of 93.
Finally The story of "Thor: Love and Thunder" and "Wonder Woman 1984" is a story that we have seen a lot in Hollywood. Films already known as guaranteed hits, with directors at their peak, end up falling short more than expected and coming off poorly. It's a sobering reminder of the unpredictable nature of the movie industry, and that the formulas that have made so many films successful won't necessarily work for others, and there are no guarantees.
Source: CBR< /a>