The Breakdown of 'Thor: Love & Thunder', 'The Sea Beast', 'The Princess' and Remembering James Caan

This week on The Movie Breakdown, it is all about the grand adventures that span history. Even if the history is pure fiction, but that is almost always the case with movies, even when they try to claim historical accuracy (hir Braveheart!). This week there are no such claims, even if our biggest movie contains a famous god from Norse mythology. You don't need to know much about that mythology though as Scott and I will be reviewing the latest big MCU epic in the Taika Waititi directed and Chris Hemsworth starring Thor: Love & Thunder.

After that we are swept away on a sea-faring family animated adventure in The Sea Beast. From there it is Die Hard in medieval times in the Joey King starring The Princess. We wrap-up the show with a tribute to a major 1970s star who made some big movies in the proceeding decades too in James Caan.

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Question of the Week: What is your favourite movie trope or cliche?

Star Ratings:

Thor: Love & Thunder ** (SM) & *** (CS)
The Sea Beast *** (CS) & **** (SM)
The Princess *** (CS) & **½ (SM)

Summer Box Office Challenge Draft Picks:


1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $187 420 998
2. Lightyear $50 577 961
3. Nope
4. Top Gun: Maverick $126 707 459
5. Bullet Train
6. Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank
7. Firestarter $3 827 715 
8. Downton Abbey: A New Era $16 000 495
9. Watcher $826 775
10. Samaritan
Total: $375 361 403


1. Thor: Love and Thunder $144 165 107
2. Jurassic World: Dominion $145 075 625
3. Minions: The Rise of Gru $107 010 140
4. Elvis $31 211 579
5. DC League of Super Pets
6. The Black Phone $23 633 220
7. Where the Crawdads Sing
8. Bob's Burger $12 416 819
9. Beast
10. Easter Sunday
Total: $463 512 490