The latest MCU blockbuster has been tearing up the box office over its opening weekend, but there's something off about the film that fans can't help but point out.
Another Marvel film, another plot hole surfaces. 'Thor: Love and Thunder' arrived in cinemas this past weekend, bringing us the fourth official entry in the Chris Hemsworth-led franchise. Joined once again by his old flame Natalie Portman, who reprises her role as Jane Foster, who then turns into Mighty Thor, the pair of them (alongside Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie) battle a brand new villain in the Marvel universe called Gorr the God Butcher (played by Christian Bale).
The movie opens with a backstory about Gorr, how he got his power, and why he's so very angry with the Gods. We then find out that the God-killer is in need of Thor's trusty (and very needy) weapon Stormbreaker, which works as a key for an entity called Eternity. Eternity grants anyone who goes there one wish - and this is the plot device that fans have been ripping apart.
If you've been paying attention to all of the previous Marvel films, there's one event in particular that caused a catastrophic impact on the universe - Thanos' snap. With half of the world gone in 'Avengers: Endgame', Thor and all of the other surviving Avengers were left shocked - Thor even packed on the pounds and hid out in New Asgard drinking beer and playing video games with Korg (Taika Waititi).
And so, if Thor knew that Eternity existed, why didn't he go there and wish everyone back from the dead? The existance of this entity could also prove to be a problem in other productions going forward.
Anyway, with such a rich lore in the Marvel comics, there are bound to be a few plot holes popping in the films every now and again. 'Thor: Love and Thunder' is the latest entry of Phase Four, but don't expect there to be any fewer plot holes in the universe going forward. It comes with the territory of tackling a Marvel production. It's likely that Eternity will conveniently be long-forgoten about as the Marvel films continue.
Did you enjoy the film, and did you notice this 'Thor' plot hole? Check out Brian Lloyd's review of the latest Marvel blockbuster below, which he gave three stars.