Most of us watched Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love & Thunder right? And I think it’s safe to say that most thought it was shite, filled with Taiki’s “humour” which made Thor look like a hapless man-baby instead of the God Of Thunder.
A Fool And His Money
Marvel has recently released Thor 4: Love and Thunder Movie Special Book, which perfectly symbolizes the old proverb: a fool and his money are soon parted. Anyway, in the book, Whatitties whines about how he found it very difficult to find the right tone for the movie.
“It’s an ongoing battle because I want my films to be entertaining and I want a lot of humor in them, to poke fun not only at the idea of the Space Viking, but also to poke fun at humans.
The comic run is very serious, and Jane’s story is especially tense. And so to try to find humor around that stuff, as well as making it an emotional story, was always going to be difficult. And we struggled with that. We wrestled with it throughout the edit, right up until we finished the film.”
And there it is. Finding the “right tone” wasn’t the problem, the problem was Whatitties’ incessant need to inject his quirky humour into everything he does. After all, a woman slowly dying from breast cancer is definitely the kind of subject matter that needs humour…
Hemsworth Has Had Enough
After the critical panning of Thor: Love & Thunder, even Chris Hemsworth seemed to realise that they completely missed the mark and the character of Thor had fallen a long way away since his first outing.
For 2011’s Thor movie, Marvel took the Asgardian seriously and hired beloved thespian Sir Kenneth Branagh to give gravitas to the character and his world. Sadly, since then, and thanks to Whatittie, Thor has become a comedy relief, Asgard is a fantastical playground for idiots, and his supporting characters are nothing more than a rag-bag bunch of buffoons.
Speaking to GQ back in June, Chris said:
“I think we just had too much fun. It just became too silly. It’s always hard being in the center of it and having any real perspective.”
“We thought this one had too much humor, the action was cool but the VFX weren’t as good. I cringe and laugh equally at it.”
Apologies, I’ve gone off on one about Thor and the absolutely disgraceful way Marvel has treated the character, let’s get back to Whatitties. He finishes off his little sulk with this absolute doozy, that simply amazes me Marvel left it in the book. Taiki concludes:
“But, you know, I always say, if you want it to be exactly like the comics read the comic.”
Message received loud and clear. The fact Marvel left this in the book just shows me that Marvel lost any respect for the audiences a long time ago. They think that the Marvel Kids will simply turn up and hand over their money to watch any old shit as long as it has a Marvel logo stamped on top of it.
Their arrogance is astounding and their overconfidence is something to behold. If continued falling box office figures and mounting negative reviews for everything Marvel has done post End Game are anything to go by, perhaps…
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