Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins hit out at Taika Waititi's 'too silly' Thor movies, say it was 'pointless acting'

Thor star Chris Hemsworth says he thinks Taika Waititi's more comedic take on the Marvel superhero may have gotten "too silly".

He made the comment in an interview with GQ magazine, saying on reflection Thor: Love and Thunder may have crossed a line.

The third and fourth instalment of the Marvel movie Thor franchise added even more comedic elements than were introduced in the previous Thor: Ragnarok, which annoyed some fans and critics. 

Love and Thunder has a review rating of 63 percent positive on aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, which says the audience consensus is: "Even though Thor: Love and Thunder's constant silliness makes it hard to invest in the more serious sides of the story, there's still plenty here to enjoy."

After being positive about taking the character in a comedic direction with Ragnarok following the more serious and poorly reviewed The Dark World, Hemsworth conceded Love and Thunder may have gone too far.

"I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly," he told GQ

"It's always hard being in the centre of it and having any real perspective. I love the process, it's always a ride. But you just don't know how people are going to respond."

Hemsworth also told the magazine his biggest critics were friends of his son, with their no-holds barred approach catching him off guard.

"It's a bunch of eight-year-olds critiquing my film. 'We thought this one had too much humour, the action was cool but the VFX weren't as good', 'I cringe and laugh equally at it'," he said. 

Sir Anthony Hopkins has also hit out at his role in the Thor movies too, dismissing it as "pointless acting".

The Silence of the Lambs star appeared as Odin, the father of Thor, in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.

"If you're sitting in front of a green screen, it's pointless acting," Sir Anthony told the New Yorker.

"They put me in armour; they shoved a beard on me.

"Sit on the throne, shout a bit."