Taika Waititi – all the best bits

To mark the release of Thor: Love and Thunder, we take an appreciative look at the work of New Zealand's Taika Waititi.

Taika Waititi is known for his idiosyncratic, absurdist and deadpan comedic style. The work of the Māori actor, writer, producer and director spans several genres, period-settings and ranges from low-budget indie productions to $180 million superhero blockbusters. With his latest – Thor: Love and Thunder – in cinemas, we thought it was time to take a look at the wonderful world of Taika Waititi.

An indie rom-com, Eagle vs. Shark is full of a kind of quaintness, awkwardness and deadpan delivery reminiscent of the 2000s, Napoleon Dynamite and Michael Cera. In his first feature film, Waititi was still finding his feet as a filmmaker. Despite glimpses of his now trademark comedic style, it seems the writer-director hadn’t quite found his niche.

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