In a candid interview, Chris Hemsworth recently addressed the reception of his last MCU film Thor: Love and Thunder. Despite featuring Christian Bale as the main antagonist, the movie fell short of expectations and faced criticism from fans and critics. Hemsworth’s perspective on the matter sheds light on the challenges faced during its production.
Directed by Taika Waititi, who also helmed the successful Ragnarok, Thor: Love and Thunder couldn’t capture the same magic on the screen. With a 63% rating from critics and a 77% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film certainly encountered its fair share of negative feedback. Waititi had previously defended the film’s lightheartedness in response to the criticism.
Chris Hemsworth Admit: Thor: Love And Thunder Was Too Cringe
During the interview with GQ Magazine, Hemsworth openly discussed the disappointing reviews and even shared anecdotes about his kids’ friends expressing lukewarm reactions to the film. With a humorous tone, he divulged, “It’s a bunch of 8-year-olds critiquing my film. ‘We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool but the VFX weren’t as good.’ I cringe and laugh equally at it.”
Hemsworth acknowledged that even he experienced a sense of cringe while watching Thor: Love and Thunder, recognizing that the film may have leaned too heavily into silliness. He reflected on the experience and admitted, “I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly. It’s always hard being in the center of it and having any real perspective. I love the process, it’s always a ride. But you just don’t know how people are going to respond.”
Despite the mixed reception, Hemsworth remains open to reprising his role in the MCU, but with certain conditions. He expressed his desire for any future projects to be “something truly special,” indicating his preference for a unique and compelling storyline.
“If I was going to do something again it would have to be tonally different. And we’d have to do something very drastic to keep people on their toes. Otherwise it’s just the fatigue of those characters and those films, where people are like, ‘I’ve seen it.’ But, I really wanna do some other stuff for a while.”