Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder were both from the same director, Taika Waititi, and featured much of the same cast, including Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder. They both have very similar plot structures; they start with humorous recap monologues that lead to big fight scenes followed by a return to Asgard (or New Asgard), when a new villain with a personal beef with Thor is unleashed, then Thor heads to another planet where a comedic secondary villain tries to imprison him, leading to a big battle, an escape, and then an ending that involves Thor making a noble sacrifice to attain victory.

So why did one work and one fell flat? There’s one central scene in both films that explains it all. In our latest ScreenCrush video we break down these two Marvel blockbusters and show why one was a huge favorite with fans, and the other disappointed audiences. Watch our full breakdown below:

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If you liked that video comparing Thor: Ragnarok and  Love and Thunder and figuring out why one worked and the other didn’t check out more of our videos below, including one on Deadpool & Wolverine’s CinemaCon footage and Marvel’s whole presentation, one on all of the Easter eggs and secrets in Episode 5 of X-Men ’97 Episode 5, and an explainer on Marvel’s the Maker and why he could be the perfect replacement for Kang in the MCU. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Deadpool & Wolverine is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 26.

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