Taika Waititi is not your everyday director. He is particularly known for picking up offbeat stories and converting them into a kick-ass movie. Waititi is a friend of theatre life for more than two decades and still keeps giving a fresh product. Of course, just like any other director, he has his days where the product is a flat out disappointment. But his classics are good enough to cover his losses. Today, we will rank some of Taika Waititi movies according to the Rotten Tomatoes score. Check it out!
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
What We Do In The Shadows is arguably one of the best mockumentaries the world has ever seen. Starring in the movie himself, the movie explores the lives of three vampires and explore how they spend their time in the night. As mentioned above, he’s known for offbeat storylines. The movie, to much surprise, was loved by the critics and audience alike and sits at a perfect 96% on RT. The conclusion of the movie is that vampires, humans, and even werewolves, are all fools.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)
Hunt For The Wilderpeople is one of the highest-grossing films in New Zealand. The movie sees a boy (played by Julian Dennison) and his guardian (Sam Neil) who go missing in the local wilderness. What really sets the movie apart is the chemistry between Dennison and Neil as it makes the movie a memorable watch. The viewers might not find Waititi’s usual directorial style, but it is still a fresh product. The movie has a strong 96% on RT, just as What We Do In The Shadows.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The biggest event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the Avengers: Endgame where all the superheroes came together to fight a common enemy. Reprising his role from Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi appeared as Korg alongside Thor while playing Fortnite. As usual, the performance was entertaining while showcasing a unique dynamic with Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. The movie has 94% on RT.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Waititi directed and acted in Thor: Ragnarok which was a big break for the failing franchise. After Thor: The Dark World, the franchise was confused in terms of direction. But things got better as soon as Waititi stepped in and gave us a fresh new look. The very character of Thor was reformed and the humourous side of Thor was explored better. Everything Taika visioned was shown in the movie. The movie has a 93% rating on RT.
The movie Boy simply stars a boy named Boy played by James Rolleston. He’s a die hard Michel Jackson fan who reunites with his ex-convict father played by Waititi himself. This movie was one of the first examples of Waititi’s skill in handling emotional themes with a positive tone. The movie was a huge success in New Zealand and even won acclaim at Sundance, Berlin Iinternational Film Festival, and more. This is where his future success was cemented.