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If there are two things that we have collected from the Marvel Cinematic UniverseThe most recent blockbuster, is that Thor: love and thunder has split opinion down the middle, and exactly the same can be said for its director Taika Waititi, a far cry from when he first burst onto the scene with the joyous ragnarok.
However, what worked the first time isn’t always going to succeed again and again, but fans on Reddit are already starting to make out one of the main thematic driving forces behind Chris Hemsworth’s intergalactic buddy adventure alongside the Hulk. by Mark Ruffalo.
Thor is a character defined by tragedy, be it the death of his parents or repeated betrayals at the hands of his infamous brother, which is why his homeworld of Asgard is destroyed at the end of a movie literally titled Thor. ragnarok In theory, it should have been an intensely emotional climax to a movie about one more member of his family trying to assassinate him and orchestrating a hostile takeover.
Instead, the fire demon Surtur decimated the shining realm as one-liners were thrown around, the Hulk sprung into action to humorous effect, and Waititi’s own Korg deadpanned the destruction of the entire planet. Needless to say, opinions are divided.
It was used for comic purposes once again in Loki when Tom Hiddleston’s titular antihero regaled Mobius with the story of how Asgard fell to ruin, we are now two by two into the literal apocalypse of its inhabitants turned into a source of joy. Whether or not that was a missed opportunity is up for debate, but the virtual hands are ready to be thrown in the comments.