Taika Waititi is well-known for his brand of humor, whether it be as an actor or a director, which made him a pretty interesting choice for Thor: Ragnarok. With the film receiving rave reviews thus far, despite its shift in tone from gritty action to a comedic bro-fest featuring the Hulk, it's poised to open as the best Thor film to date. However, that doesn't mean there won't be cheeky critics with mean things to say. In a sit-down with IGN, Waititi took time to respond to such commenters who tried to poke fun at his movie.
Addressing his take on Asgard's gods in the video, and to a user, Varg, who felt he'd "drag norse mythology through the dirt," Waititi replied: "They're aliens, mate. Look at them [...] They're space vikings." Waititi even managed to take a shot at DC fans through a user called Bruce Wayne, who claimed Ragnarok "looks beyond stupid."
The director escalated things with his response: "Well, it is beyond stupid and that's why it's the best movie of the year and that's why we're gonna take all the money from Bruce Wayne," -- most likely a tongue-in-cheek quip at Justice League, which opens two weeks after Ragnarok.
Waititi dealt with quite a few trollish comments about the movie's essence, emphasizing that it was meant to be more comedy than action, while firing back at the commenters' user names and spelling errors in good fun. All in all, the New Zealander proved that if you're willing to dish it out, you have to take it back, certainly setting the stage for next month's battle when Thor and his posse go up against Hela's armies in a bid to save Asgard and the other realms from her wrath.
Thor: Ragnarok opens on November 3rd, 2017. Ragnarok is already earning nearly universal praise from critics and stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, and Karl Urban.