Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder has received a lot of negative reviews ever since its release, with many regarding the multiple controversies and more with the humorous edge towards the film itself. Now with it being available on Disney+, the movie has given an even bigger audience access to its comedic approach to both Thor and the story itself.
Every creature in the movie has its unique design and its unique individuality as well. With the better quality available for viewers to analyze the movie even more critically. To no one’s surprise, fans did find more intricate details in the movie that may not work in Taika Waititi’s favor.
Taika Waititi Used Designs From Old Star Wars Series
Thanks to fans who love to spot every detail in movies and television shows, some fans spotted that the owls in Thor: Love and Thunder were very similar to creatures in Star Wars Vintage: Droids. The creatures in question both look the same and are owls that are much larger and grander, having similar beaks and eyes as well.
This only adds up to the list of issues that Taika Waititi has faced with the release of his film as the criticism surrounding it only seems to grow. The creatures in question were just brown owls who had appeared only with minimal roles and could have easily been missed. However, some fans say otherwise, many even stating that he did so on purpose.
Taika Waititi’s Homage To Old Childhood Cartoons
In an interview, Taika Waititi specially stated that Thor: Love and Thunder was made to pay homage to old childhood cartoons and animations as well as comic books and movies of the same. Fans even pointed out how the creatures don’t look the same, perhaps it being only a view of perception instead of actual copying of designs.
Although creators often borrow and take inspiration from others’ designs, by the looks of it, Taika Waititi might be facing the wrong end of the stick in this case. Many even pointed out how he copied the cave troll sound from Fellowship of the Ring, as well as the Nazgûl screech. On another angle, as both the MCU and Star Wars are owned by Disney, it does not really count as stealing at all.
Supporters of Taika Waititi state that this is perhaps just another way to make the director look bad when he has not really done anything besides take inspiration.