Name: franklin westbrook
It’s amazing how much a few comic’s head can drive you to a better understanding of a character. As I’ve said I’ve never considered myself a comics novice but my Thor Lore is really weak. Somehow you can read around the characters that (for whatever reason) just don’t appeal to you.
I saw Thor again in 3D to test out what some many of you said. Yes I can say it is apparent that Thor’s real power potential really isn’t alluded to. And I can see how fans like me could end up doubting that he is Marvel’s equal to Superman.
I really appreciated the ways many of you (this site’s esteemed readership) have helped me fill in the gaps in my understanding. I’m sure I will do a lot more commenting and less lurking in the future.
I have to say thanks for the correction. Your comment...
“The hammer is a phenomenally badass weapon, but the raw physical power and the ability to control the weather is all Thor himself. Without the hammer, Thor is still Hulk-class physically.”
...clarifies quite a bit. I did not realize that events occurred as you depicted in the film. I must admit I did see Odin diminish his powers prior to Thor being banished yet I had the impression that Mjolnir had enabled EVERYTHING pertaining to the wupass that Thor delivered the Destroyer. Maybe in future film’s the distinction between Thor and the weapon will be made more clear.
I imagine you’re saying the techno/magic aspect of the character makes the him a challenge for Supes even without the weapon. Hmmmmm, can't wait to see more that would confirm this.
Either way I’m definitely a fan of the live action depiction of the thunder god.
· - In the future I can’t wait to see how they resolve the eventual love triangle between Thor, Jane, and Sif.
· - I would still like to see Donald Blake enter the picture, even if the franchise never intends to entertain him as Thor’s alter ego again.
· - And of course seeing him as an Avenger will be epic.
Sort of feel bad that I’m one of these odd balls who never thought much of the character, yet really liked the movie. I keep asking myself why is that? Is it because the theatrical side (speech, bravado, boisterousness) of Thor is better communicated in live action? I will keep thinking about it.
I like the way the film seems to suggest that without the Hammer, he isn’t much more (neutralized by drugs, stunned by tazer shocks, knocked down after being hit by cars) than a human. I appreciate the clarity of vision and never really understood those who thought Thor would be a challenge for Hulk or Superman. Mind you I would never take on a big dude like Hemsworth but him being a match for the beings who can incinerate you with their vision, are bulletproof, and or can lift aircraft carriers just never sounded right.
Diehard Thor fans, that doesn’t mean he isn’t an extremely powerful character. I just could never really make scale conclusions about the character before.
I loved almost every other aspect of the film. The Thor cinematic experience was really fantastic.
Brother you shouldn't even start down this road because eventually you have to wonder why Mr. Fantastic, Elongated man, Metamorpho and all the other shape changers have not done the same thing.
Take my word for it, this exercize will drive you mad.
Speaking of Arsenal...
Obviously Marvel admires how DC has made use of its sidekicks. DC on the other hand seems to hate them mercilessly. Other than their recent run in the JLA, name the members of the original Teen Titans. Look at where they are, what happened to them recently, and name what you expect of them in their recent or long term future.