Originally Posted by slumcat
Yeah Thor played a very very very minor role in the Avengers adventure. The only contribution he made was blocking the portal with thunder for a while.
I wouldn't say Thor had a minor role. He certainly saved Black Widow's life. And he was a very vital big gun during the battle for New York. I just wish they showed him battling a bit more instead of Black Widow. Maybe it was a budget thing.
Lastly, there was no way SHIELD or any of the others could have contained Loki. Thor was the only one who could bring him to justice and take care of the Tesseract before it caused any further trouble.