Thor: Love and Thunder was a solid film, but there were certainly times when it felt like the editors were trying to squeeze everything they possibly could into a timeframe of just under two hours (the movie's official runtime is one hour and 59 minutes). As a result of that, we got an insanely speedy backstory to Gorr and an ending that felt rushed.
After Gorr makes it to Eternity and places his wish, he dies, shares a brief moment with his daughter, and then sends her back to Earth as part of his one wish. There, she becomes the de facto daughter of Thor, where they'll continue to fight off the evils in the world in—what looks like—their backyard?
This is where I had an issue: Gorr is supposedly on a mission to kill every god alive, yet when he actually makes it to Eternity, he already seemed pretty set on making his wish about bringing his daughter back to life—not to eliminate all of the gods. In that sense, it makes everything else seem a little moot: what was even the point of kidnapping all of those children? Sure, it was to lure in Thor so that Gorr could steal Stormbreaker, but that gets away from the entire point of him being a God Butcher. I guess, in the end, Gorr was really just a sad, pale dad who wanted to be with his daughter (and get his anger out by slaughtering a bunch of gods along the way.)
Now, let's not leave out that post-credits scene where we got a little glimpse of our dude, Hercules (Brett Goldstein,) who's known to have a pretty speckled past with Thor. As we spent quite a bit of time getting to know the various gods in Thor: Love and Thunder (shout out to Bao, God of Dumplings) and with the mention of Hercules, son of Zeus, my assumption is that the next Thor installation will be even more heavily influenced by Greek mythology.
All in all, Thor: Love and Thunder was a blast to watch. Maybe there were a few too many forced jokes that could've been left out, but overall, the film definitely did its job in doubling down on who Thor really is: an overly-emotional, fantastic hair-bearing, wickedly strong, Guns N' Roses-listening Viking-God who will literally go to the ends of the galaxy to save the people he holds closest.