Quentin Tarantino has always been unapologetic about his hatred for Marvel Cinematic Universe and its superhero productions. Joining a legion of auteurs, namely Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Ken Loach and the like, the Pulp Fiction filmmaker has repeatedly stated how he is waging “a war for movies” against Avengers: Endgame.
His comments are pretty much the same as Scorsese’s viewpoint, with the veteran filmmaker famously stating that the MCU films are “not cinema” and equated them to theme parks. This prompted a wild reaction across the film industry.
Tarantino has, however, revealed his favourite MCU film which stars Spiderhead actor Chris Hemsworth. The director has binged MCU movies in the past to prepare himself for Russo Brothers’ Endgame. Tarantino said: “I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theatres were Wonder Woman and Black Panther. But about a couple of weeks ago I started catching up with some of the Marvel movies so I could go see Endgame.”
After binging on Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange, the Reservoir Dogs director stated a special liking for Taika Watiti’s Thor: Ragnarok. He said: “I loved it. It was my favourite one of the series since The Avengers drastically my favourite.”
Directed by Watiti, the 2017 MCU film is a direct sequel to the previous films of the franchise Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013).
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, the film revolves around Thor’s escapades as he attempts to escape an alien planet to save Asgard from the vicious clutches of Hela and the inevitable disastrous Ragnarok, stemming from Norse mythology.
With a brilliant cast delivering incredible performances, well-balanced humour and sublime visual effects, the film received major critical acclaim and praise. The film will be followed by a sequel titled Thor: Love and Thunder which is scheduled for a July 8th, 2022 release.
Watch Thor: Ragnarok on Netflix now.