Taika Waititi talks juggling drama and comedy in THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER and responds to criticism

There was a lot of hype and excitement around Marvel Thor: Love and Thunder before it was released because Taika Waititi’S Thor: Ragnarok it was so damn good! But the film wasn’t received very well by fans because it ended up being too silly and absurdly over-the-top. This is something the franchise star does Chris Hemsworth even admitted.

During an interview for a special book about the newly released film, Waititi acknowledges that it was “very difficult” to find the right tone for the film while juggling drama and comedy. He explained:

“It’s a constant battle because I want my films to be funny and I want there to be a lot of humor in them, to make fun of not only the idea of ​​the space Viking, but also to make fun of human beings. How do we behave in clumsy way through life on this planet.

“The comic is very serious, and Jane’s story is particularly tense. And so trying 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 struggled with it throughout the editing, until the end of the film.

“We’ve done funny scenes about cancer, much more tragic scenes about cancer. Some viewers really appreciated the humorous part.”

He then addressed the fans who criticized the film:

“Some viewers really wanted it to be just like in the comics. But, you know, I always say, if you want it to be exactly like the comics, read the comic. You have to change things here and there to make a movie out of it.”

I’m fine with things changing for movies. None of the Marvel projects really follow the comic book stories to the letter, Thor: Love and Thunder I took it to the point of ridiculousness and the story suffered because things became too silly and distracting. Gorr the God Butcher was a huge missed opportunity and Jane Foster’s story was heavily watered down and rushed.

Via: CBM

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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