Some fans believe that Thor: Love and Thunder was the movie that broke Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We here at ScreenCrush wouldn’t go that far. (Come on, guys, let’s be honest: Eternals did that!) But we would definitely agree that it was one of the weaker Marvel films of this run, and that it was way less successful than Thor: Ragnarok, which was made by the same writer/director, and had much the same cast.

So what went wrong? To answer that question, look to an unexpected source: The Muppet Christmas Carol. This holiday favorite is very different from Thor: Love and Thunder, but the two movies have a surprising amount in common — and one scene in each that explains why Muppet Christmas Carol is so beloved and Thor: Love and Thunder kind of missed the mark. Watch our comparison between the two films below:

If you liked that video comparing and The Muppet Christmas Carol check out more of our videos below, including all the horror movie references in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, our recap of all of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the potential of a reboot of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, there’s tons more videos over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. Thor: Love and Thunder and Muppet Christmas Carol are both streaming on Disney+.

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