MCU Thor Respect Thread (Spoilers!!!)

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  1. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    When
    Thanos had Thor pinned against that rock and was trying to push Stormbreaker through him Thor was only using arm strength to struggle against Thanos. Mind you, Thanos was using two hands PLUS his full body and had better leverage and Thor still made him struggle.
     
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  2. antsman41

    antsman41 Belongs To Prince

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    Thor was a BAMF, while being a drunkard fatty for five years, in this film.

    Anyone who doesn’t like the “setback” that Marvel did with Thor is this film doesn’t understand.
     
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    harlequinade The May Queen

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    Thor was fantastic in Endgame <3
     
  4. First Avenger

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    Thanos Prime still couldn't kill Thor at his worst lol.
     
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    Thats unfair, theres nothing to "understand". For some people, myself included, they took it one step too far. He lost the most so lets have him be fat, burp, sleep during meetings and argue with kids playing fortnite.
    Now i get it works for most people, but me personally, every dramatic scene he had was drowned in jokes and him being a walking gag. It wasnt (perfectly) balanced, in my opinion.
    It also seemed like his character only goes back and forth every film. Like, on the way out from the cinema most people were like "fat thor was funny". The ptsd part didnt stick. And that bothered me a lot.
     
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    harlequinade The May Queen

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    You're making an assumption that it didn't stick. It was there and it was effective but the major takeaway form the movie is how hilarious Thor's scenes were
     
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    Or they just didn't like it maybe?
     
  8. Stormborn

    Stormborn Friendly Neighbourhood Thunder God

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    I reckon I understand pretty well.

    It makes sense to follow up Thor's arc in Ragnarok/Infinity War by having him hit harder than anyone by the snap. The guy lost his father, his planet, his best friend and his brother in a matter of days. Then he went through hell to try and stop Thanos, came closer than anyone but blew it. Retreating in shame from what's left of his people makes sense. I can imagine he might start drinking and letting his hair grow unkempt. I don't have a problem with any of that.

    My problem is with encouraging us to laugh at the fallen hero by putting him a fat suit and making him the butt of half the film's jokes.

    My problem is with having this fat slob version of Thor time travel back to Old Asgard and still somehow be worthy of Mjolnir, which cheapens the lore of the character.

    My problem is that rather than giving him an arc, they make him oblivious to how far he's fallen so that he's still being an alcoholic slob even after his friends bring him hope the snap can be undone and arrogantly claiming to be the 'strongest Avenger' in the third act.

    Personally I've never found it funny when comedies put actors in fat suits but it's grossly out of place in all the serious scenes Thor's in and there was just no need to make one of the MCU's main characters - a god who's actually known for drinking mead by the barrel in both the comics and the myths without any ill effects - into a fat joke.

    If the writers wanted to weaken Thor so that other characters could shine there were far better ways of doing that (injure him, have him unworthy of Stormbreaker, have his PTSD effect his ability to control lightning etc).
     
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  9. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    Quoted for accuracy.

    I understand that it was a bold choice and likely not to work for a lot of people, but I don't see how anyone could have been that upset by the time the third act rolls around. He looked like a viking and was right there alongside Cap and Iron Man giving Thanos hell.
     
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    harlequinade The May Queen

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    The man looked IMPOSING while sporting BRAIDED beard. That's insane. He looked more powerful than in IW and crazy hair made him look fierce

    UGH loved it so much
     
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    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Perfect example of how looks can be deceiving because he certainly was weaker than he was in IW.

    Awesome look though, now all we need is some kick ass action to go along with.
     
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    HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    I loved how everyone was hurt when Thanos attacked the HQ and Thor was just chilling lol
     
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    HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    Yeh and when Professor Hulk was about to try the IM Gauntlet, everyone was suiting up, putting up shields, closing the whole HQ... and Thor was just standing there, gently pushing Rocket to stand behind him.
     
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    Looks like a little lighting Star is on his chest...
     
  16. Flint Marko

    Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    Also friendly reminder that Thor's beard braided itself to prepare for battle.

    Cherry on top of what was already the greatest third act in any superhero movie.
     
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    harlequinade The May Queen

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    That braid was amazing but you have to be Chris Hemsworth to pull it off I fear mortal men will start copying it :lmao:
     
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    Despite being out of shape, Thor did surprinsingly well against Thanos. I can't help to wonder what's going to happen to him now.
     
  19. The_Manhunter

    The_Manhunter Zack Snyder & MCU Fan

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    Cannot understate how awesome this moment was. I just wish he wasn't, you know, out of shape at this point of the movie since he has his power back.
     
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    Also remember that in Endgame it's also implied that Peak Thor could totally use the Gauntlet to reverse the snap.
     
  21. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    I believe it.
     
  22. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    Yeah, the main issue with Thor using the Gauntlet was his mental state. He just wasn't in the correct place to be able to wield omnipotence. Banner was the only person with both the composure and the durability.
     
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    harlequinade The May Queen

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    Ugh can it be 2021 already or whenever it releases
     
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  24. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yeah I think mid-late 2021 is a pretty safe bet, I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed for an earlier release though.
     

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