It’s got to be, hasn’t it? It has to be a joke. Or a massive troll? One of the biggest complaints about Thor: Love And Thunder was the VFX that seemed, in places, almost unfinished or rushed. So Marvel Studios are quite clearly yanking our chain with this. With what?
Well, they have put Thor: Love And Thunder forward for consideration for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. Amazing gag there, guys! Properly funny. Of course, the internet is ablaze with comment on this. Here is just one of the comments:
The fuckin’ audacity is insane because Disney is submitting Thor: love and thunder at Oscar considerations for Best Visual Effects. pic.twitter.com/mg58IaapiP
— 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘁 of North (@Itssan17) December 12, 2022
$200 million production budget and VFX that looks, in places, sub-Nickelodeon. Still stranger things have happened. Suicide Squad is an Oscar winner. Black Panther has three. None of them are quite as good a punchline as this. You absolute wags, Marvel!
The fourth instalment of the adventures of the Pan-Galactic Space Norwegian who travels by a magic rainbow bridge made over $750 million but its critical reception was somewhat muted as, alongside ropey FX, people pointed to inconsistent tone and forced humor that felt out of place in a story about sacrifice and fighting cancer.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 64%, with an average rating of 6.4/10, based on 429 reviews. On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 64 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.