10 Chris Hemsworth Performances To Watch After ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Chris Hemsworth made a name for himself when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the god of thunder, Thor, in 2011. But what was your first encounter with his work? Was it when he joined the MCU? Or, if you’re not a Marvel fan, maybe his portrayal of the F1 racing driver james hunt in the 2013 biopic, Rush? Or was it his three-year streak as Kim Hyde on the Australian soap opera At home and away? Whatever your first interaction with Mr. Hemsworth, he has come a long way after teaching surf lessons at Summer Bay.

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Hemsworth has proven time and time again what a phenomenal actor he is, effortlessly capable of portraying a wide range of characters in an even wider variety of genres. From depictions of true stories like in the 2018 war drama, 12 Strong, to a silly but adorable intern in the 2016 reboot of ghost hunters, his range as an actor continues to grow. Whereas Thor: Love and Thunder is his latest, Chris has plenty of movies under his belt to dive into.

This article contains spoilers for all the films discussed.


“Spider Head” (2022)

Chris’ second film of 2022 takes viewers on a harrowing journey through a state-of-the-art luxury prison called Spider head. The sci-fi psychological thriller stars Hemsworth as overseer, Steve Abnesti, with Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollet as inmates in the penitentiary. It was released on Netflix in June this year to mixed reviews from critics and audiences.

According to critics, the film, based on the dystopian short story Escape from Spiderheadhad a lot of potential that he didn’t reach. Only getting 39% on the tomometer with an even lower audience rating at 29%, its star-studded cast and their performances are what kept the film afloat.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012)

Snow White and the Hunter follows a darker version of the iconic German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm that has been around for over two hundred years. movie stars Kristen StewartChris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Bob Hoskinsand Sam Clafin.

The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with an average rating of 49% on the Tomatometer and an audience score of 52%. However, it was a box office success and charted at number one in thirty countries in its opening weekend. Despite its average reception, a sequel/prequel to the film titled The Hunter: Winter’s War was released in 2016 but did far worse than its predecessor in the eyes of critics, with a 19% Tomatometer score.

“Ghostbusters” (2016)

“Who are you going to call? Ghostbusters!” The 2016 reboot of the classic 1984 supernatural comedy stars a comedic cast including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. It takes the same approach as the first two in the franchise. It even has cameos from many of the original actors, including Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudsonand Sigourney Weaver. The resemblance of Harold Ramis is featured as a bust in the film.

Whereas ghost hunters received a lot of backlash for various reasons, it became a box office hit and received critical acclaim upon release, with a 73% on the Tomatometer critics. While it couldn’t compare to the beloved ’80s version, it was acclaimed for its ability to stand on its own as a worthy addition to the franchise.

“Men in Black: International” (2019)

Men in Black: InternationalA.K.A MIB: International, stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as Top Agent H and Rookie Agent M of the Men in Black UK branch. It is considered a sequel to its three predecessors and a spin-off, because neither Will Smith neither Tommy Lee Jones returned to reprise their roles.

While the fourth installment in the MIB franchise was a box office success, it was poorly reviewed by critics who claimed the franchise “lacks reason to continue”. It only received a 23% on the Tomatometer but an audience score of 66%. It’s clunky and silly but worth a look if you’re a MIB fan.

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’12 strong’ (2018)

The war movie 12 Strongalso called 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of Mounted Soldiersis based on Doug Stantonnon-fiction book Mounted soldiers. It follows members of the US Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Alongside Hemsworth, who plays captain mitch nelson Green Berets Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 595, Michel Pena, Guillaume Fishtner, Michael Shannonand Navid Negahban also star in the film. The film may have received mixed reviews but remains a box office hit and received critical acclaim, with its cast and cinematography considered highly impressive.

‘Thor’ (2011)

While he rose to prominence in the Australian soap opera At home and away Between 2004 and 2007, Chris shot to fame when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011 as the mighty God of Thunder. Thor introduced him to the world in a larger sense, and the role has since placed him among the highest paid actors in the world.

For many people, it was the first thing they saw Hemsworth in, and seeing him again will never get old. Thor was a box office hit, earning nearly four times its budget of just $150 million, and received very positive reviews from critics. With a 77% approval on the tomatometerhe is considered the franchise’s second-best of the four.

“The Cabin in the Woods” (2012)

As one of his most critically acclaimed films, the horror-comedy The cabin in the woods stars Hemsworth as Curt Vaughan. In his fifth film, he plays alongside Kristen Connolly, Francois Kranz, Anna Hutchisonand jesse williams as a group of students attacked by zombies in a manipulated isolated environment.

The cabin in the woods is one of those movies that turned out way better than expected. Its screenplay was written in three days by Drew Godard and Joss Whedon. With a 92% mark on the Tomatometer, the self-proclaimed attempt to revitalize the slasher movie genre has gone extremely well. Intentionally invoking classic horror cliches, it was able to keep viewers hooked and constantly unsure of what was to come next.

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“In the heart of the sea” (2015)

historical drama, In the heart of the seafeatures Hemsworth alongside another MCU actor Tom Holland, Cillian Murphyand Benjamin Walker. Chris and Tom play Captain Owen Chase and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name written in 2000 by Nathaniel Philbrick, this film tells the story of the American whaler, the Essex, which sank in 1820 and later inspired Herman Melville‘s, Moby-Dick.

Although considered a box office bomb after grossing $93.9 million on a $100 million budget, the film was praised for its visuals and storytelling. However, it received mixed reviews from critics, with many saying that although it tried, it couldn’t achieve the epic scale it was looking for. He sits at a flop 43% on the Tomatometer with only 53% audience.

Netflix’s 2020 action thriller, Extraction, takes viewers on a tense and gripping adventure starring Chris Hemsworth as former Special Air Services Regiment operator turned black ops mercenary Tyler Rake. It’s full of mysteries and unexpected twists, including some pretty gory scenes, but it’s a watch on the edge of your seat that will leave you full of burning questions.

Despite its unfavorable scenario, Extraction was highly praised for its performances, and the action sequences, including an impressive one-take shootout, were called fantastic. It became Netflix’s most-watched original film ever, with nearly one hundred million household views in its first four weeks of release. There was immediate speculation of a sequel after its surprising cliffhanger ending, and with filming wrapped in April 2022, Extraction 2 is due out next year.

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“Rush” (2013)

The biographical sports film, Rush stars Chris Hemsworth as British Formula 1 racing driver James Hunt. The biopic follows the rivalry between Hunt and fellow Australian F1 racing driver Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Bruhl), which took place during the 1976 motor racing season.

The Ron HowardThe directed film was a box office success, earning $98 million worldwide on a budget of just $38 million. It is one of Hemsworth’s most critically acclaimed films, and his performance, along with Brühl, was considered fantastic. Rotten Tomatoes’ critical consensus states that the film was a “sleek, slick, well-oiled machine” and holds an 88% approval rate on the tomatometer.

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