it’s jokes on here but rly truly genuinely the thing u like abt taika’s core affect has always been his māori-ness. what ur perceiving in his comedy and writing and emotional beats and exploration of masculinity and general clown shit is peak pasifika. not that islanders have the monopoly on his tone but. since 2 cars 1 night, eagle vs shark, flight of the conchords, boy, hunt for the wilderpeople, what we do in the shadows, our flag means death etc. he has never not been a māori eccentric making distinctly happy-sad dramedies born out of māori boyhood and the cadence of nz aoteoroa village kid humor like. that is an islander doing bits at ur aunty’s funeral if i ever saw one
thor 4 press tour is gonna be interesting to observe with taika waititi still coming off the high of ofmd being the most in-demand show for weeks and chris pratt sitting next to him seething homophobically like he’s living in izzy hands’ worst timeline
Damn, this is Taika Watiti’s YEAR
taika waititi as blackbeard is so iconic that I’ll never be able to take another shows/movies version of blackbeard seriously anymore. I can’t even read about the historically accurate blackbeard, like sorry, I don’t know her. I only know the leather donning, crop top wearing, stede bonnet loving, adorable, murderous goofball of ofmd ed.