Late night host James Corden has become know for his Crosswalk: The Musical segments, bringing popular musicals to the street corners and entertaining drivers while they are stopped at traffic lights. With the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok this week, Corden decided to take the concept of 3D movies one step further and premiered the concept of 4D movies for an advanced screening audience of the superhero film.
What’s a 4D movie, you ask? Shortly after the film starts, Corden stops the film onscreen and brings out the cast of Thor: Ragnarok to act out the film in person for the audience. Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, and Jeff Goldblum all came out in low-budget versions of their costumes with even lower-budget sets to entertain the fans.
At first, the audience doesn’t know what to expect, but they find the fun in the experiment. They cheer during the fights and laugh along with the flubs that come with live acting. There are also cuts to the actors voicing their thoughts on the production, including Hemsworth being confused about what exactly 4D means. Corden thinks the concept could go far, and tells the actors to come back in a few hours to do it all over again!
The segment does cover the main action points for the film, so if you don’t want to know what happens, go see the film first and then come back and watch this.
What did you think of the performance? Would you like to see more movies done in this manner? Will you be seeing Thor: Ragnarok this weekend?