– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you’ve been following all the marketing for Thor: Ragnarok in the last few weeks, you may have come across the now-famous “Get Help” scene. The scene in question is basically split into three small parts.

The first is a heart-to-heart between Loki and Thor, two brothers who have never been able to emotionally connect. Despite his best efforts, Thor has been unable to save Loki, and is essentially giving up here. the second part of the scene brings back the brotherly banter when Thor mysteriously says “let’s do ‘get help.’” The punchline comes when we see them actually act out the plan on the nearby guards.

The scene works incredibly well even out of context of the entire movie, but luckily for us, director Taika Waititi is there to break it down for us.

Waititi may be one to crack jokes in every open moment, but in between the jokes and obvious point-outs, there is some actual great insight into how the scene was contructed, what it means on a subtextual level, and his overall approach for the flick. It’s an effective and entertaining breakdown that only someone Waititi could have done, so we highly recommend checking it out.

What do you think of this breakdown? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair

  • Victor Roa

    Very cool, although is there any Marvel director getting as much exposure as Taika Waititi is right now? Maybe Weadon was, but even Peyton Reed who has been really open on social media kinda gets a bit of a cold shoulder. But this is a moment where, marvel can get away with not saying they are interfering with directors with this.

    • Weresmurf

      Pretty much. Thor 3 though was a situation where the other 2 made money but were critically panned more or less. They were known to be the weakest links in the mcu. So Marvel was probably ok with taking a risk stylistically at least.

      • Victor Roa

        Next stop, fix Iron Fist. Dramatic Music cue.

        • Kindofabigdeal

          All they need to do is hire Gareth Evans as showrunner.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Ok I’m going to say something that is probably unpopular. Thor Ragnarok wasn’t as good as everyone is saying it is. I loved it and found it enjoyable. But some of the humor fell flat to me. And I kept waiting to be wowed and it never came. The best joke was revealed in the trailer. That rock guy everyone keeps falling over was really just an ok drop humor into a scene character. Top 10 Marvel film, ok. Top 5, not even close.
    Just my two cents.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.