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Jeff Goldblum delighted fans with his quirky performance in Thor: Ragnarok as Grandmaster, but there was an over-the-top moment just dripping with Goldblum magic that didn’t make the cut.
Available on the upcoming Blu-ray in the deleted scenes portion, the iconic actor has an extended section where he plays charades with bodyguard Topaz (Rachel House). The moment happens right after Grandmaster tasks Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) with finding the escaped Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). After he is done talking to them, Grandmaster shoos them away. Too slow to leave, he then goes into an amazing rant about gestures and why people don’t get them fast enough.
From “Dial it down” to “Check, please,” Goldblum’s character goes through the motions in a spastic but somehow dignified performance only the Jurassic Park actor could sell.
The absolute best is “I’d like dessert,” in which Grandmaster rubs his tummy and makes huge eyes, but waves the waiter over anyway.
The 2017 Marvel film, the third in the Thor series, was well received by critics, with most calling it the best of the three. Fans also flocked to see it, making the Taika Waititi-directed effort the highest-grossing film of the series with $853.4 million worldwide.
Thor: Ragnarok is available on digital now. The Blu-ray release is set to bow March 6.
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