Where does Thor: Love and Thunder land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Thor: Love and Thunder

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Alex Kelly

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Love And Thunder delivers a blistering soundtrack and feels like an 80s fantasy movie at heart. Christian Bale KILLS it as Gorr The God Butcher.

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Andrew Korpan

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Love and Thunder suffers from having to play catchup in the first hour but recovers to make the perfect summer blockbuster. It feels inconsequential to the MCU as a whole, but I love these characters and need more Natalie Portman, pronto.

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Ashley Saunders

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Gather round MCU fans, Taika Waititi once again transcends expectations in Thor Love and Thunder to deliver an epic adventure that is visually spectacular with incredible performances, a killer soundtrack, and screaming goats.

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Connor Petrey

Banana Meter Rating: 58%

“Waititi securely placed comedy at the masthead and everything else in the hull. Laughter is said to be the best medicine, except in the case of a weak script.”

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Don Shanahan

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Since more and more of this character and his journey have become a dunderheaded joke, any substantial peril has reached a point where it feels merely temporary or, worse, flaky and flimsy.

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Thor: Love and Thunder delightfully balances a flamboyant visual aesthetic and humor with more grounded character work that cultivates an emotionally resonant final act. Hemsworth continues to shine as the titular character, while Portman steals the show in her returns and Bale gives one of the best MCU villains to date. Plus, our first MCU human nudity!

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Matt Neglia

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is a rockin’ great time with electrifying action, a kick ass soundtrack, lots of laughs (the screaming goats!) and a profound story on absent gods & our desire for love. Natalie Portman makes a mighty triumphant return to the MCU & Christian Bale slays it as the terrifying Gorr. Taika Waititi has done it again, surpassing “Thor: Ragnarok” to deliver my favorite stand-alone Thor film yet!

MN Miller

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Thor: Love and Thunder is marvelously entertaining

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Renato Vieira

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Thor Love And Thunder is a beautifully told love story about finding meaning & living in the moment bursting with emotion & catharsis. A refined fantasy rock ballad to the unique tempo of Taika Waititi that unashamedly wears its heart on its sleeve.

Joe Movie Man

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

Thor: Love And Thunder is Marvel’s drunk uncle’s attempt to continue the Ragnarok fun with Candy Crush-ish CGI & oversize performances. Fun for casual fans but bound to disappoint those craving cohesion in their cinematic universes.

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Manuel São Bento

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Thor: Love and Thunder is a bittersweet story about finding LOVE in pain without forgetting the THUNDEROUS action – including a STUNNING B&W set piece. Portman shines as Mighty Thor, but Bale is the standout as one of MCU’s most compelling villains. Most jokes fall flat though.

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Debopriyaa Dutta

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Thor: Love And Thunder has its fun moments, and there’s an obvious joy to be found in them. However, somewhere, the absurdity, although delightful and welcome for the most part, starts taking over the sincerest of moments and branches into the territory of character disservice, which is disappointing.

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Gary Cruise

Banana Meter Rating: 97%

Thor: Love and Thunder is camp, compelling, touching, funny and absolutely bonkers all at the same time, making for one of the best entries in Phase Four of the MCU so far. The Mighty Thor and Gorr storylines blend together perfectly, providing a mix of tones that go brilliantly together; if you loved Ragnarok, there’s a good chance you’ll love this too. 

Serena Seghedoni

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Despite its great acting, score and worldbuilding and epic character moments, Thor: Love and Thunder feels like one continuous joke that doesn’t land.

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Jonathan Widdup

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Thor love and thunder may have a lot of problems, but I would be lying if I said that I didn’t enjoy it. The movie has a lot to do withits characters, all the beats land, I

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Jordan Woodson

Banana Meter Rating: 77%

I really enjoyed “Thor: Love and Thunder” and thought it was mighty addition to Thor’s story. It’s not perfect, but Taikai is still a savior to the Thor character and I can’t wait to see what he does with it next.

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