According to Metacritic, Thor: Love and Thunder and every other Taika Waititi film is ranked

According to Metacritic, Thor: Love and Thunder and every other Taika Waititi film is ranked ...

Taika Waititi, one of our most well-known filmmakers, is unique among moviegoers in that he is one of the few directors who is somewhat of a household name in his own right. While starring in his own films will accomplish that, Waititi is also a smart, articulate individual who walks the fine line between pure farce and emotional sincerity.

Waititi has made seven films of varying quality over the course of his recent career, many of which have already entered the history books. Whether it's superhero action, comedic dramas, or just funny slapstick, Waititi has it all.

Eagle vs Shark - 55 on Metacritic

Eagle vs. Shark is Waititi's humble and modest-budgeted debut, which includes a few unexpected twists, mainly because it isn't afraid to experiment with the bizarre non-sequitur humor that became trademarks of the filmmaker.

Eagle vs. Shark makes up for its standard fare story with a sense of humor. Still, it's a far cry from his earlier work and has all the hallmarks of an early filmmaker still trying to find his voice.

Thor: Love and Thunder - 57 on Metacritic

Thor: Love and Thunder should have been a slam dunk. Following on from the titular's most popular solo appearance as well as some of his most acclaimed roles in Infinity War andEndgame, there was a lot of pressure on Taika Waititi to deliver once again, and with him, in the writer's chair (with co-writer Jennifer Laytin Robinson) it seemed like an easy victory for Marvel.

Thor: Ragnarok's charm has vanished, and its critics tended to agree that the film failed to live up to its predecessor, despite some excellent performances and striking visuals.

Jojo Rabbit - 58 on Metacritic

Jojo Rabbit is either Taika Waititi's leading achievement as a director or a complete misstep. It's not hard to see why - the subject he is tackling here is extremely delicate and sensitive, and it's possible that his cynical, satirical approach didn't work for some viewers.

And it's reflected in the critical score, which is split in half. Some critics praised the cast, its script, and Waititi's visual style, while others disapproved of the film for the same reasons.

Boy - 70 on Metacritic

Boy is a coming-of-age film that cleverly balances comedy and drama, and it is perfect Waititi material - finding yourself in a world that seems strange, unconventional, and even against you at the point, and figuring out how to make the best of yourself.

Although its tried and true themes aren't new, critics latched onto the storyline and its characters, as well as Waititi's odd, strange sense of humor that was being carried over from his work on Flight of the Conchords. It has since become a must-see for fans of Waititi and a personal favorite of the director.

Thor: Ragnarok - 74 on Metacritic

People seem to forget how terrible Thor's situation was in Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While other heroes like Iron Man and Captain America were thriving with audiences, as well as new characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange becoming household names, Thor was slowly becoming lost in the cast after a dismal second appearance and being underused in the Avengers films.

Thor: Ragnarok is still one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's finest films, thanks to Taika Waititi's remarkable comedic ability and the darker, more colorful side of the character.

What We Do in the Shadows - 76 on Metacritic

What We Do in the Shadows is a relatively modest-budgeted comedy from New Zealand with the energy of "four guys made this is in a basement," with an inventive premise, and four roommates who are all vampires in Wellington.

The easy-to-sell concept is ripe for comedic potential, but the real thrill is how convincingly the mockumentary component makes you believe these characters are real friends. And while critical acclaim has always been in the film's favor, it has become a huge cult hit, with a just as popular TV show version is airing on FX to equal amounts of fame.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - 81 on Metacritic

Hunt for the Wilderpeople has something that's difficult to put into words. While the film plays with all of Waititi's usual tropes - young kid characters coming-of-age, adult characters who are directionless, bizarre humor, and the mix of emotional gut punches with slapstick - it's on point in a way that's not really present in most of Waititi's filmography.

The film is widely regarded as Waititi's finest work yet, and it's the one that likely showed him what he was capable of before coming to Marvel to take Thor's place. It's a wonderful film and a true modern classic in every sense.