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The 17 Best Parts of Taika Waititi’s Hilarious ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Commentary Track

This thing goes off the rails VERY quickly

Last Updated: March 9, 2018 @ 3:50 PM

As you might expect from a person as silly as Taika Waititi, his director’s commentary for “Thor: Ragnarok,” which you can check out on Blu-ray and the iTunes version of the movie, is anything but run-of-the-mill. No, this is the rare situation in which the director’s commentary actually warrants buying the disc. That you get an excellent movie along with it is just a bonus.

Sure, Waititi does occasionally provide some real information about the making of the movie, but more often than not he just riffs, in a way only someone as downright wacky as Taika Waititi would do on the home video release for a $200 million Disney blockbuster. Another bonus: Waititit’s two-year-old daughter Matua makes a couple of really precious appearances on the track as well.

That fits perfectly with a movie as weird and funny as “Thor: Ragnarok,” so you’ll find no complaints from us. In place of complaints, below you’ll find, in no particular order, the 17 best ridiculous moments from what may be our favorite commentary track we’ve ever listened to.

Let’s dive in.

1) When Taika doesn’t really have anything to say but he’s pretending he does because he’s supposed to talk nonstop through this whole movie

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok this is just a conversation (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok this is just a conversation (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok this is just a conversation (3)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok this is just a conversation (4)

2) Production on “Thor: Ragnarok” was pretty….extreme

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok that fire is real (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok that fire is real (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok that fire is real (5)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok that fire is real (3)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok that fire is real (4)

3) The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps getting bigger

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok matt damon (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok matt damon (3)

4) Exciting news about what Waititi is working on next

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok manchester by the sea part two (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok manchester by the sea part two (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok manchester by the sea part two (3)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok manchester by the sea part two (4)

5) Shout out to all the fans of tools watching the movie

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taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok hammer (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok hammer (3)

6) Don’t ask Waititi about geeky Easter eggs, because he ain’t a nerd, okay?

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok easter eggs

7) “Thor: Ragnarok” is NOT part of the “Earth Girls Are Easy” shared universe

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok earth girls are easy (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok earth girls are easy (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok earth girls are easy (3)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok earth girls are easy (4)

8) Taika Waititi may be more rich and famous than you and me, but he’s still human

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok dreams and nightmares (4)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok dreams and nightmares (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok dreams and nightmares (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok dreams and nightmares (3)

9) Since they shot “Thor: Ragnarok” in Australia of course a boomerang was involved somehow

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taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok boomerange (1)

10) Contrary to the popular rumor, Anthony Hopkins was not doing anything lewd on screen at any point

thor ragnarok anthony hopkins peeing (1)

thor ragnarok anthony hopkins peeing (1)

11) Waititi had to convince Chris Hemsworth to take his shirt off

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (3)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (4)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (5)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok chris hemsworth topless (6)

12-17) All the times Waititi misidentified the actors

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok joel edgerton

bob marley idris elba thor ragnarok

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok cate winslett

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok keith urban (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok keith urban (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok bruce banner the actor (1)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok bruce banner the actor (2)

taika waititi commentary thor ragnarok bruce banner the actor (3)

BONUS: A video of Waititi’s song he made up for the Marvel logo