Following the worldwide success of Benedict Cumberbatch-Elizabeth Olsen’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, MCU fans were eagerly anticipating Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Love and Thunder, but the Marvel film, which opened in theatres this July, fell short of expectations.
While everyone has criticized Taika Waititi for making Thor: Love and Thunder too comedic (unnecessary), others have praised Christian Bale’s ominous performance.
Taika Waititi failed to enrich the audience with Thor 4
Taika Waititi isn’t a bad director by any means. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. He has the creativity to make multigenerational films that may bring you to tears while strongly criticizing social concerns that no other director would dare to use as a satirical subject.
However, when the quirky genius is given free rein over an established property with a tendency to stray from its source, combined with no cost constraints, the combination is disastrous to all parties involved.
Thor: Love and Thunder‘s quality is already obvious when the heavenly cast of Thor, Zeus, Valkyrie, and Jane Foster all come together and combine with the unearthly beauty of Christian Bale‘s performance, and it’s still not enough to save a $250 million film.
The Free Guy director is the key mind behind Thor’s dramatic character transformation, which boosted the character’s fanbase in no time. Thor: Ragnarok altered people’s perceptions of the character and his films. Though, the Jojo Rabbit star took this to whole another level (not-so-good) in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Taika Waititi salty with Thor 4’s box-office failure
Hulu has commissioned ten episodes of Interior Chinatown, a drama based on Charles Yu’s award-winning book of the same name that will be directed by Taika Waititi. The Thor: Ragnarok star took to Twitter to raise banter about this series. He said, “Please be sure to leave a comment below about why we shouldn’t be doing this ’cause I definitely listen to you!”
Please be sure to leave a comment below about why we shouldn't be doing this 'cause I definitely listen to you! https://t.co/xhaYRQggAj
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) October 14, 2022
This just shows that the renowned director is still salty after Thor: Love and Thunder’s box office failure. Thor: Ragnarok, which was once praised as one of the best MCU films, has now become Taika Waititi’s worst adversary, with Love and Thunder being continuously compared to its predecessor’s success.
With Phase Four coming to a conclusion, hopefully, Marvel can emerge from its temporary abyss and begin providing fantastic products that don’t make its audience want to claw their eyes out. While fans have yet to receive any formal confirmation, however, it has been reported that Waititi won’t be directing the next Thor movie anymore. The mere prospect of Waititi’s departure from the forthcoming Thor film has many fans ecstatic.
Thor: Love and Thunder is streaming on Disney+.