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Old 12-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #23
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Default Re: Is Thor "Too Difficult" A Character To Do Well?

A morally ambiguous portrayal does not automatically equate to a nuanced or interesting portrayal. While TV's "golden age" heroes (I'm thinking of Tony Soprano, Walter White, Don Draper and the like) have invariably been anti-heroes, or sometimes out-and-out evil, I don't think that is necessarily a prerequisite for quality characterization. Is Hemsworth's Thor as nuanced or compelling a character as, say, Gandolfini's Tony Soprano? No, but the Marvel movies are meant to be more condensed and thematically meant to play to both a wider and broader audience.

While I would have preferred a little more depth to Thor's central characterization, I'm perfectly fine with what we've gotten thus far. And as for the OP's original question, Thor's powerset or traditionally heroic aspects don't inherently disqualify a deep or nuanced or compelling or interesting characterization.

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