In a perfect world, Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok (2017) could have been one of the best movies that Marvel ever made. A recent news by the director of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022-) has fans reeling in laughter as the director claimed that the movie was the “forefront” inspiration for She-Hulk.
Although the movie did manage to pull in a comedic side to Thor’s character along with a complete disregard for the lore of the comics, the fans, soon became tired of Taika Waititi’s antics which drew the line with the hilarious failure of Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).
She-Hulk Was Inspired By Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok
Anu Valia is a television director with the most recent addition to her career being several episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. As the ratings decrease and controversies increase for the series, the director appeared at the Friends From Work podcast to speak about her inspiration for the series.
The director spoke about how the currently running series of She-Hulk was directly inspired by Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. Although Ragnarok dominated the box-office while in theaters, many people found themselves eventually tired from the antics of Thor and Taika Waititi’s comic relief that was borderline cringe.
Anu Valia spoke about her inspiration for She-Hulk on the Friends From Work podcast:
“And it’s funny because, as a fan, you also… you wanna do service to the fans, but you also wanna create something new and not come from a place of fear… Just from a place of story… in a truthful and funny way. I feel like I was really… the comedic tone, balancing that and the emotional crux of the show, Jessica and Kat laid such a groundwork that I just built off of that. But I know personally, I was looking, I feel everybody feels this way, I was looking to what Taika Waititi did with Thor: Ragnaro.
“Like, he balanced that so well. I think that was maybe, out of the Marvel films, that was like the most forefront of my mind… Even the technical thing of like improvizing with a CGI character, that type of stuff. So personally, that movie was on my mind a lot. But I can’t say that I created the tone or anything, but it was sorta like building off.”
The fans were left reeling in laughter as the majority of fans considered Ragnarok to be the downfall of the Thor franchise. Sure, Thor: The Dark World (2013) was one of the worst received movies of the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok brought in the comedic character of Thor and a cringe level humor that the people didn’t like.
Fans Reacted By Trolling Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok
The fans quickly took to Twitter to have a battle of the sequels as the people rushed to defend Thor: Ragnarok while many attacked the film addressing the disregard for character arcs, a weak Hela that was killed off too easily, and the weird balance between comic relief and a serious tone for the film.
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The inspiration of She-Hulk being Thor: Ragnarok was also challenged by fans as poor reviews of the series as well as the film made their way onto the internet.
No wonder it’s trash
— Karl Castillo (@kcpot) September 20, 2022
guess what? There is neither comedy nor emotion in this show
— PrinCe (@Prince8bx) September 20, 2022
— Steve M. Barreto (@stevemb425) September 20, 2022
That's why it failed 🙄 , they should have learned from their mistakes. Btw Thor is better
— Mimi (@missspidergirl) September 20, 2022
gotg did that so much better imo
— N 🌙 V A (@N0VAN0VAN0VA) September 20, 2022
Ragnarok’s balance was definitely off. The comedy/joke’s undercut any and all drama and emotional weight the film had.
— Emil Andreas Coleman (@angyhermit) September 20, 2022
While butchering Cate Blanchett’s Hela, the film managed to throw the tone of the movie off-balance. The film also created ruckus by bringing Surtur seemingly out of nowhere with Hela powerless to stop him. The character of Fenrir was also butchered as a 1v1 fight between Hulk and him ensued. The film although managed to earn profits at the box-office, the film marked the end of a serious Thor and Loki and brought in a comedic taken-for-granted Thor.
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) along with She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022-) is available to stream on Disney+