Originally Posted by pr0xyt0xin
No, Thor was always my least favorite Marvel film. I think if we (or more specifically, "I") learned anything from The Incredible Hulk and The Dark Knight, it's that I'm much more interested in a strong central antagonist. Focused and deliberate. And while Loki is an antagonist in Thor and so is Laufey and The Destroyer, and even Odin in some sense, none of them pose a true threat to Thor as a character. Whereas Loki becomes a threat in Avengers and Malekith/Kurse are a very viable very REAL threat to Thor in TDW.
Having a strong antagonist wasn't the point. Thor
was not a story of a superhero riding in to save the world from the bad guy. This was the story of a god becoming a man and being humbled, and the story of his brother overcome by jealousy and falling from grace because of it. It may seem simplistic, but it offers a ton of emotional complexity and tension that makes you relate to these godlike beings and their world.
Why do you think movie Loki has become so popular? It's because his character arc is very interesting, in contrast to Malekith and Kurse. While they are powerful antagonists and present a very real threat to Thor in TDW, the movie does nothing interesting with their portrayal and as such they're pretty forgettable.