Thor Ragnarok (2017)

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I have been excited for Thor Ragnarok ever since Taika Waititi was announced as the director of the film and I finally got the chance to see it and I loved it!!

This is by far the best of the Thor films and is the funniest Marvel movie (at least in my opinion). Thor Ragnarok revolves around Thor (Chris Hemsworth) who is exiled from Asgard after Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death, comes to conquer Asgard. Thor recruits help from his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and from the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to stop this villain from taking over his homeland.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is another Taika Waititi film that is so charming and funny. It may be my favorite film of his.

The film revolves around a young boy named Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a delinquent foster child who wants to be a gangster and writes haiku’s. When his new foster mom, “Aunt” Bella (Rima Te Wiata) unexpectedly dies, Ricky goes off into the New Zealand wilderness so he doesn’t have to been taken back by social services. His foster dad, “Uncle” Hector (Sam Neill from Jurassic Park), goes after him and the police mistake that for kidnapping and a manhunt ensues to find both Ricky and Hector, who hide out in the woods to avoid getting captured.

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What We Do in the Shadows (2015)

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Since Thor: Ragnarok is coming out in about 2 weeks, I figured that I would review What We Do in the Shadows which is co-directed by Taika Waititi (who directed the new Thor).

What We Do in the Shadows is a comedy mockumentary (a la The Office) that revolves around four vampire housemates and their unusual way of living. Viago (played by Taika Waititi), Vladislav (Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Petyr (Ben Fransham) must also mentor new vampire, Nick (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer), who is a more modern and doesn’t fit in with the group.

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