Taika Waititi Feebly Defends Thor: Love and Thunder Mediocre Reviews on Twitter, Fans Say Stop Using Out of Context Comics For Badly Made Movie

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Known for his comedic and light-hearted approach to interesting and dark topics, Takia Waititi has made a name for himself as one of the most sought-after directors. He made the Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit, calling it a love letter to his mother, and single parents everywhere.

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Taika Waititi as Hitler in Jojo Rabbit

The director was also lauded for reviving the Thor Franchise, giving it a completely different tone and allowing the world around the titular character to develop. The tone in his directorial style has also smoothened the melding of the Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises.

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Reception of Thor: Love and Thunder

An important installment to MCU’s fourth phase, Takia Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder released on July 8, 2022, starred Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Christian Bale. Much to the fan’s excitement, Christian Bale returned to the superhero genre as Gorr the God Butcher.

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Taika Waititi alongside Thor actor Chris Hemsworth


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Despite the appreciation that the director received for Thor: Ragnarok, many were not satisfied with how the director handled the fourth installment. With issues with the overabundance of jokes and mishandling of Christian Bale’s performance, fans are not happy.


Taika Waititi defends Thor, again

After defending himself repeatedly for Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika Waititi has found himself against a wall again. He replied to a tweet showing Thor being lighthearted in a Deadpool comic to defend the tone of his film.

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Taika Waititi at the Oscars

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Fans hit back with tweets calling the director a hack and not funny. They further stated how Deadpool is known for having a wacky and slapstick sense of humor which does not translate well for the Thor character.


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Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster in the latest installment

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Many went as far as to compare his directorial style to Sam Raimi’s, calling his style far more tonally inconsistent with Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This comes after even Sam Raimi’s movie was criticized for many issues and resulted in another upset for a Marvel film.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

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Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.