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“Bale is the only good thing in that movie”: Marvel’s Oscar Campaign For Thor: Love and Thunder Leaves the Fans Confused When Director Taika Waititi is Not Happy With Movie’s VFX

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With 2022 about to become a thing of the past and 2023 coming up, it’s time to give movies the recognition they deserve through awards. The 95th Academy Awards are coming up soon and Marvel is ready for a win, sending its movies for consideration, including Thor: Love and Thunder.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder
Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder

Sending Love and Thunder for an Oscars consideration might be a bold move given the fact that the movie didn’t do so well in its run. The fourth installment of the franchise is the least rated out of the four on Rotten Tomatoes, getting only an underwhelming 64%. This move by Marvel caused a wave of trolls on the Internet, roasting the studios for keeping their expectations so high.

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Thor: Love and Thunder for an Oscar?

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A still from Thor: Love and Thunder

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With the awards preparation going on, Disney’s For Your Consideration lists have caught the eye of movie lovers. Thor: Love and Thunder is seen in the list with Marvel pushing it for a number of categories at the Oscars. The list includes, but is not limited to, Best Original Score, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and so on. The studios pulled off another bold move as they suggested the movie for the category of Best Visual Effects.

Naturally, the news took speed on the Internet and the fans weren’t too happy. They took to Twitter to express how they found Love and Thunder being sent out for the Oscars downright hilarious. They roasted the studios for aiming high, maybe a bit too high, as no one believes there’s a slight chance that the movie will even get a nomination, let alone an award.

Apart from Thor: Love and Thunder, Disney’s list also included other movies deemed eligible enough for an Oscars nomination, including Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness, which the fans aren’t too sure about either. However, there were also movies that might stand some chance, including Turning Red and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, whose predecessor is so far the only MCU film to bag Oscar awards.

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Isn’t Suggesting the Movie for ‘Best Visual Effects’ Ironic?

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Taika Waititi as Korg in Thor: Love and Thunder

Among the categories that Thor: Love and Thunder has been suggested for, one particular category catches the eye, more so than the others – Best Visual Effects. Now, this comes off as a bit ironic, given that the movie’s director, Taika Waititi himself has previously poked fun at his own film’s VFX.

Appearing in an interview with Vanity Fair, Waititi and Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie in the film, discussed the movie’s VFX. Waititi points at his own character, Korg, and poses the question, “Okay, does that look real?” to which Thompson responds with a negative. Then, he asks if Korg needed to be more blue to which Thompson defends the VFX stating that “he changes hues” according to the lighting. Waititi also pointed to Chris Hemsworth as Thor, asking if he looked real. Thompson replied stating that none of them do.

The interview went quite viral, and not for a nice reason, either. While it took two to tango, it was only Waititi who stood facing the criticism. Twitter users called him out for throwing his crew under the bus, especially since there have been reports about Marvel’s VFX artists being overworked and underpaid. Now, sending Love and Thunder to the Oscars for Best Visual Effects seems inappropriate to the fans, thanks to Waititi.

Let’s wait and see if any of Marvel’s projects end up getting a nomination to their name, or while we are at it, bringing a win home.

Thor: Love and Thunder is available to stream on Disney+.

Source: Twitter

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.