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Jewish director brings laughs, bright colors to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi, center, discusses a scene with actors Tessa Thompson, left, and Chris Hemsworth, right.

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In “Thor: Ragnarok,” director Taika Waititi evolves the hammer-wielder’s franchise into a self-aware intergalactic comedy that provides big laughs in addition to a ton of CGI fights. As Thor himself explains in the opening, “Thor: Ragnarok” answers the question of where Asgard’s first son and Hulk were during the events of “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi, center, discusses a scene with actors Tessa Thompson, left, and Chris Hemsworth, right.