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Few Marvel films have reimagined a character as radically as Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi took the things fans already loved about the character, filtered them through a new visual palette and added more jokes than almost any other Marvel movie. The result is probably one of the most rewatchable films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When Loki creates a psychic link between himself and Valkyrie during Taikia Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, he's given the briefest glimpse into the warrior's past. He witnesses the time when she and all of Asgard's other Valkyries fell in battle against Hela. Though the scene was shot in live-action, it looks and feels like an epic painting in motion, and Waititi shared some behind-the-scenes visuals of it on Twitter.

Before Thor: Ragnarok was a massive hit and made director Taika Waititi a household name for geeks, he made one of the funniest vampire movies ever: What We Do in the Shadows. The movie has a huge cult following, but besides owning the DVD and quoting it ad nauseam, there aren't a lot of ways to show your love for the film.

As with many Marvel films, Thor: Ragnarok left audiences with more than a couple of unsolved mysteries and unresolved issues after its final end-credits scene. Here are 10 questions we have the answers to, courtesy of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Ragnarok director Taika Waititi - and well as the five biggest questions the movie left unanswered.

Suggest to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that the Thor movies aren't as beloved as his other films and he points to the reviews. "I remind you that Thor 1 is Certified Fresh and Thor 2 is Fresh," he said. But if those films were as revered as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Taika Waititi wouldn't have made Thor: Ragnarok.

For Taika Waititi, something about Thor: Ragnarok just made sense. The character's humour in all his previous appearance almost screamed for a director with his unique comedic skills to come on board the franchise. But did Waititi, who'd previously directed What We Do In the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, ever consider other Marvel characters his brand of humour might fit with?

Thor: Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie to date. In fact, it may be the funniest superhero movie ever. From the first scene until the very last, it's a non-stop cavalcade of jokes wrapped around an epic, sweeping space adventure. The whole thing will make you absolutely giddy.