Originally Posted by Ragnaroknroll
I don't agree with this at all. How was Thor all Mjolnir? How was he unfit to lead? He took command of the battle of Vanaheim, swiftly turned the tide and ended things quite decisively. He played trickster to Loki, devised the plan out of Asgard and the scheme to extract the Aether, convinced his friends to aid him and even enlisted the help of Heimdall in a way that did not make him a traitor before Odin. He laid everything on the line and never surrendered and battled without Mjolnir against an enemy empowered by an Infinity Gem.
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He "commanded" the battle in Vanaheim by showing up and kicking the crap out of a handful of dudes, then destroys the Rock dude and everyone surrenders. Yeah, "good job commander! we got friggin Patton over here!"
His plan to get out of Asgard was take Loki and run, and "oh well switch ships at one point because Asgardians sentries are just the worst."
His plan to get the Aether out of Jane was stupid and Selfish, and resulted in Maelkith taking the Aether, Thor getting his ass kicked, and loki getting "killed". It was a really dumb plan devised seemingly so they could fool the audience in trailers.
He also didn't do much in the way of "convincing" his friends to help so much as asking and they went along like they always do (even in the comics, the warriors three aren't exactly headstrong)
And yeah, the slapstick battle with Malekith with the hammer chasing them everywhere really cemented Thor's strength. That's why he had to take a train to get back to the battle and didn't actually do anything tremendously effective to the villain until the hammer finally made its way back to him.
The way they time out the climax, Mjonir saves the day more than Thor does.