5 painful movies that are identical to Thor: Love and Thunder

Reliving the Marvel movie with Christian Bale

By: Jake Rajala

The 2022 Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder, made Doctor Strange in the Multiverse look as presentable as the Godfather. Taika proved that he wasn’t an eccentric enigma like James Gunn — as he failed to seize the moment w/ Love and Thunder — after blowing the audience away with Thor: Ragnarok. Thor: Love and Thunder depicted a bored Thor, mediocre punch lines, & more corny than special characters.

With that enunciated, I’m going to poke at the click-bait movie by untwining five painful movies (which doesn’t include Spy Kids) that are identical to Thor: Love and Thunder.

  • Sorceror’s Apprentice

If it wasn’t for “Secrets” by One Republic shown in “Sorceror’s Apprentice”, this Disney piece would be completely disastrous. Nicholas Cage was brought back from the dead to appear as a Mr. Han-like mentor for David Sutler (played by Jay Baruchel). Unsurprisingly, this film showcased the least Luke Skywalker-like main character & only warranted a 40% RT score & only 70% of Google users admired it.

The poem, “Sorceror’s Apprentice”, by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe sincerely didn’t deserve its name re-used in the Disney world.

  • John Carter

Everybody’s uncle will try to sound nerdy by sharing the backstory to “John Carter” – as it was based on the 1917 book, “Princess of Mars”. Although, the movie with the Battleship star, “Taylor Kitsch”, didn’t nearly reach expectations (52% RT score). Thankfully, Dune, which had a similar image to John Carter, stunned audiences in 2021.

  • Tron: Legacy

Similar to Sorceror’s Apprentice, Tron: Legacy contains a mean soundtrack (as Daft Punk kicks butt in the movie) & breath-taking visual effects. Yet, it’s clear that Tron: Legacy was a disgraceful sequel to the underrated, 1982 Tron film. This 2010 movie w/ the ageless Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund as the complex, adventure-seeking Sam Flynn, and Olivia Wilde spews out another classic theme of independence, but the writing sadly doesn’t dazzle.

  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The “Lord of War” has enjoyed rich, authentic highs, but he has also routinely been in underperforming, cheesy films. The INFP-figure Nicholas Cage clearly didn’t win an oscar for “Knowing” or his work with the sequel to National Treasure, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”. The second National Treasure piece w/ Ed Harris was mostly a silly adventure — as it warranted a very low 36% RT score.

  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Brendan Fraser mopped the floor w/ Journey to the Center of the Earth in my opinion. However, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (and Jungle Cruise) failed at slabbing the world’s wealthiest actor into their adventurous, family film. Josh Hutcherson was also out of Zathura-form and wasn’t able to grab stardust for the movie that failed its title.

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