"You ready for another Bout?"- The Thor/Chris Hemsworth Thread

Discussion in 'Thor: The Dark World' started by herolee10, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Ragnaroknroll

    Ragnaroknroll Well-Known Member

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    I credit that to Joss Whedon who masterfully managed to strike a balance despite some obvious (perhaps studio influenced?) pandering to Iron Man. e.g. Thor vs. Iron Man (cleverly written to not make Iron Man look bad) and building an Iron Man/Cap plotline which provides some good drama with Steve Rogers but Iron Man still saves the day proving he would lay it on the line.

    I love The Avengers. It's my favorite CBM ever. But I think Iron Man got a lot of focus. Of course he was the biggest money maker coming into it but Thor was the second biggest. Hopefully other heroes get a chance to shine more in the sequel (and I mean Cap and Thor not Black Widow).
     
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  2. Ragnaroknroll

    Ragnaroknroll Well-Known Member

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    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. What is the source?

    You go Chris. You are Thor. Love his appreciation for the role and the opportunity. This debunks all of the garbage rumors about how there was unrest among the cast.
     
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  3. Ragnaroknroll

    Ragnaroknroll Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. Their relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the comic. I don't mind more Loki if it's with Hemsworth exploring the sibling dynamic further.
     
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  4. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    You got a point with that, but it seems like Hemsworth already looks angry every time he performs an attack. Honestly I'd like to see Thor pulling off some big moves while remaining fairly calm, making it seem like it's NOTHING to him.
     
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  5. Bren

    Bren Forevernoob

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    Taking that rock guy out in the trailer looked like it was nothing to him. Everyone else was like, "Oh flip what now?!?!" and then Thor takes him out, virtually no effort.

    I approve :D
     
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  6. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Exactly :up:

    Iron Man did get alot of focus in The Avengers, which is understandable because of how well the IM films have done. But what I don't understand is why Cap who's film made considerably less than Thor's got FAR more screentime and importance than Thor. I understand he's the leader, but both the main villain and the artifact he used came from Thor's world and should have gave him just as much focus as Cap and IM.
     
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  7. BoredGuy

    BoredGuy Chairman of the Bored

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    well I still think Thor got the most badass intro

    plus, he kicked the crap outta the big money maker Iron Man

    I'da liked to see more story for him, but there's only so much time in the film
    that said, next time, hopefully he'll have a bigger role than goddamned black widow

    I know Whedon likes his tough females, but seriously, more Big 4 (or other powered long-standing Avengers), less normal human shield agent-y types!
     
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  8. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yeah it was downright disrespectful to give Black Widow a bigger role than Thor who is one of the big four. I was just shocked at how little Thor was actually on the screen during the final battle in New York.

    Joss did do Thor service with that epic intro and including some good ol' hand to hand fighting with Mjolnir-less strength feats was great.
     
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    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 believe the Thor mythos was already having great prominence with the Thor villain being the main Avengers villain. I think giving Thor a lesser role might have been Whedon's way of restoring parity between the various franchises. If Thor had an even bigger role, it would have been "Thor & friends" :p.
     
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    BigThor God of Thunder

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    No more than it was "Iron Man and Friends".
     
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  11. herolee10

    herolee10 No More Miracles

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    Well unless they severely depower Ultron, they're going to need Thor more than ever to help take him on.
     
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  12. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yeah but there's no gaurantee that Whedon feels that way, especially after watching TA I'm not gonna get my hopes up.
     
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  13. herolee10

    herolee10 No More Miracles

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    True; and plus, Thor's like the ONLY character that Whedon hasn't talked about at all when talking about the new Avengers film. We've heard him or reports say on how Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye will get larger roles in the next film, and we've heard a thing or two about Steve and Tony as well, and Whedon has been gushing about the latest additions of Quicksilver and Wanda into the film, but Thor is the only one that he hasn't mentioned about all.
     
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  14. jaqua99

    jaqua99 ....I need a horse!

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    idk. Thor wasn't the wow factor, but if you put wow factor aside, Thor was the most impressive, in my eyes.
     
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  15. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    Yeah I recall Whedon hardly every mentioning Thor leading up to The Avenger. From the looks of things I probably won't say much about Thor leading up to A:OU it's like he just doesn't really care about Thor.
     
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  16. Moonwing

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    Its not Thor in particular, Whedon just do not like/care about non humans. It`s apparent in the Baffy where high demons, witches, etc are made fan of (for example there was a scene that reminds me about Hulk-Loki one) no matter the treat they posses. It`s his thing.

    If there were Tunderstrike in the MCU aka human that just have power of Thor Whedon, probably, have been more interested in the character.
     
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  17. BigThor

    BigThor God of Thunder

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    I think you're right about that but that's stupid because non human characters have emotions and flaws as well. That's just a very close minded way of viewing things especially from a so called comic book creep.
     
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  18. metaphysician

    metaphysician Not a Side-Kick

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    I think its a greatly exaggerated issue, if there's anything there at all. Thor and Loki are at least as human as, say, Angel. More human by a long shot than Illyria.

    All that happened is that Thor's role in the plot happened to be more limited, because of everything else happening. Loki still was the main villain, still played everyone like a fiddle, and Thor still got to kick ass.
     
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    Actually I haven't heard Joss talk much about Cap either. When did he mention Steve Rogers? Kind of sucks because Thor and Cap are my favorite Avengers. But I'll wait till I actually see the film. I loved the first one despite the Iron Man favoritism so Joss has earned my trust.

    For now I just care about TDW. Thor took his dose of humble pie and did the Earth bit. Now I want Thor to kick all kinds of ass. Seriously. And I'm sick of people wishing that Jane Foster dies. She's great. Thor loves her. And it would not be very god-like of Thor to let that happen. Besides that's Spider-Man's schtick. Gwen Stacy is going to bite it - isn't that enough for people?
     
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    Thor may not be Joss' favorite but he got several things right in The Avengers and I'm grateful that:

    1) Thor had the most badass introduction of all the Avengers
    2) He headbutted Iron Man a mile
    3) "He's adopted" (one of the best lines)
    4) Joss got the Thor brotherly love dynamic down perfectly
    5) Thor went toe to toe with Hulk on strength without Mjolnir
    6) He practically KO'd Hulk with Mjolnir
    7) Hulk couldn't lift Mjolnir
    8) Showed Thor and Hulk battling side by side (total geek out moment for me)
    9) Kept the rivalry going with the Hulk sucker punch
    10) In the short scene with Cap - Thor was battle weary but he handled his enemies with ease (there were just too many of them and they kept coming)
    11) Thor popped Iron Man's mask off like a soda can
    12) LOVED the whirling hammer

    I'll be honest though. Thor having the least amount of screen time in Avengers is the only thing that really bugs me about the movie. I told myself that it was because of his late introduction in the plot and that he would get a bigger chance to shine in the future - but the news about AOU definitely has nixed that optimism. With everyone else getting a bigger role, something has got to give. That's especially why I want Thor to be boss in his own film.

    As far as AOU, the two things that bug me the most are Black Widow having a bigger role (I thought she had a big enough role in the first one - give it a rest) and Stark creating Ultron. I'm happy Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are in it because to me they are original Avengers. If Joss wants stronger female characters focus on Wanda more. I'm also cool with Hawkeye getting a bigger role because he was underutilized in the first one and I like Hawkeye from the comics.
     
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    I was able to forgive that because A) Cap is awesome and B) it meant Iron Man did not have the most screen time.
     
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    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.
     
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    That's why Stan gave Thor a crippled human counterpart in Donald Blake. Balancing the power of Thor against human weakness.

    But still it's a bogus argument. Thor is very bound to Earth. His mother is Gaia. Thor is part of mankind's history and mythology and inspired ancient cultures. The gods and humanity have much in common and that's the premise they need to focus on. Who influences who? Thor learned humility here on Earth. Thor was moved by Jane's passions and dreams and sacrificed his life to protect her and now is Earth's protector.

    If they can't humanize Thor and make him relatable, Captain Marvel and Silver Surfer don't stand a chance.
     
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  24. jaqua99

    jaqua99 ....I need a horse!

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    I'm gunna keep saying this until everyone gets it. I'm not sure people are still saying this. All that was, was a popular theory that has since been put to rest by a writer of Iron man 3, who knows stark's plan, and apparently the plan for Ultron.

    Stark isn't creating Ultron. He'll have a role in however Ultron comes into being, more likely, but he isn't creating him.
     
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  25. Moonwing

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    Vampires, especially non soul less as Angel and later Spike are just humans that gained super powers and are fighting not to lose their inborn humanity. It`s classic. Thor and Loki may not be gods in MCU (they do not tire to remind that they are -advanced alien spiciest) but they not born humans no matter what powers they have and how long they live - they are different on a basic level. If MCU was willing to go full mysticism they are just as alien to humans(if not more so) as Illyria, but divinity and it`s exploration is a big "no go" in MCU.
     
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