AceShowbiz - Taika Waititi thinks Pixar’s screenplays are "perfect." The "Lightyear" star praised the iconic animation studio and how their movies - which include the "Toy Story" franchise, "Monsters, Inc" and "Up", are "economical" and "emotional."
He went on to admit to getting a lot of inspiration from them for his own animated projects. "I would say the thing about Pixar that I've always been inspired by and come back to a lot, and also ripped off a lot when I'm trying to write stuff, is that their screenplays, structurally, are perfect," the 46-year-old filmmaker told Collider.
"They get it right every time. It's economical, emotional, and I'm trying to think of another E-word because I just realized that would be three E-words," he continued.
Taika spilled that as a kid he wanted various "Star Wars" action figures, such as Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Temuera Morrison's Boba Fett after seeing the "Empire Strikes Back". "Han Solo, and then Boba Fett, obviously, was a big one," he said. "See, "Return of the Jedi" was really when the toys really took off for me, and that was very exciting."
"I remember also having an LP, a record … but it was a whole narrated 'Return of the Jedi' and I'd like listening to that and reading along with the book," he said.
That aside, the "Thor: Love and Thunder" director recently called it "a crime against humanity" not to show off the movie's star Chris Hemsworth's impressive physique. "We all knew we wanted to do it from very early on. That was in the first draft of the script actually and Chris was on board as well. You know, I think you have a body like Chris, like, you know, he understands," he explained.
It would be just, it would be a waste to not show it off. It would be a crime against humanity. So, you know, it's you have to provide for the masses," he divulged.