Originally Posted by DarthSkywalker
"Hulk no need puny hammer. Hulk just needs his mitts."
No, but for real. Thor is forced into the more normal heroic role, and thus his feats are somewhat ignored.
Also, you have the weird Loki smashing moment. That distorts a lot considering how Thor in the same film struggles to do a thing to him. Yes, there are clear explanations, but that isn't what people leave the theater talking about. They just laugh at Loki making the weirdest noise they ever heard and the Hulk caused it. They also pick up on the hype job that guys like Loki and Tony Stark give for Hulk. Thor didn't get nearly the same build up.
Finally, Thor in the films kind of feels like a 2 trick pony. Hit someone with the hammer or lightning. It isn't like they have let him get too creative with it either. Best hammer trick, rock propeller. Best bit of Lightning? Destroying Jotenhiem. Both happened in the same scene and he hasn't done it since.
So? It's just like the comics. The Hulk hype will probably die down a bit, once we get a more threatening villain in Thanos. Thor on the other hand, he has never been one to show his true power with the avengers. He's too powerful. Thor could have solo'd that entire battle over the course of 10 minutes. But what fun would that be?
We will see the best of Thor in his individual movies