The ‘4D’ version of Thor: Ragnarok might be better than the real thing

What is the future of film? A skit from The Late Late Show with James Corden imagines a bold new world in which moviegoers can watch Thor: Ragnarok as a cutting-edge form of cinema: “4D,” which Corden describes as “action literally leaping off the screen. What that means in practice is a low-budget stage play, performed in the movie theater by actors in phenomenally cheap costumes and uncooperative wigs.

The twist? Those actors turn out to be the real-life Thor: Ragnarock cast of Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeff Goldblum, reprising their movie roles for a live, surprised audience who thought they were actually seeing the new Marvel movie. “Will they be mad that I’m interrupting the…

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