Thor in the movies and depiction.

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Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio

How do YOU find Thor in the movies? are you happy in the way he has been portrayed? His strength? weakness if any shown? Role in avengers and own movie?

I personally think they have kept it all good and not the same, but close enough to the comics. what do YOU think?

#1 Posted by Brit (372 posts) - - Show Bio

awesomely well-made..

#2 Posted by TheCannon (19229 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I love it, I understand that they can't make the movie with the exact same origin from the comics where he was banished to Earth as Donal Blake and all that stuff. And as much as I love the original costume, I don't think it would transfer well to the big screen. With that being said, I think it was done very well. They were able to keep enough or his original origin to make comic fans happy, but change it enough to make it done for people outside of comics.

I loved seeing him again in the Avengers. Other than that sleeveless costume at the beginning, the costumed remained well done. There were a few stupid moments of him however. Such as when Loki made one of those copies of himself on the Helicarrier. Shouldn't Thor of thrown his hammer in case it was a copy, where it could of just come back to him? That was a stupid moment. And one of those little things Loki had was able to take him down at Stark Tower?

Overall, I think he was done well, despite the stupid moments.

#3 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

i can't complain.

i'm still obsessed with THOR and the avengers. just wish they gave him a god damn helmet, and a costume SIMULAR to the comics/cartoons. chris has done really great with the character. LOKI has made the THOR movie and avengers movie more enjoyable.

I just hope to see more Odin, amora, beta ray bill and surtur in the future.

hope there can actually be a THOR/hulk movie. may sound crazy, but i want to see them go at it again.

#4 Posted by Asagod (292 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCannon said:

As much as I love it, I understand that they can't make the movie with the exact same origin from the comics where he was banished to Earth as Donal Blake and all that stuff. And as much as I love the original costume, I don't think it would transfer well to the big screen. With that being said, I think it was done very well. They were able to keep enough or his original origin to make comic fans happy, but change it enough to make it done for people outside of comics.

I loved seeing him again in the Avengers. Other than that sleeveless costume at the beginning, the costumed remained well done. There were a few stupid moments of him however. Such as when Loki made one of those copies of himself on the Helicarrier. Shouldn't Thor of thrown his hammer in case it was a copy, where it could of just come back to him? That was a stupid moment. And one of those little things Loki had was able to take him down at Stark Tower?

Overall, I think he was done well, despite the stupid moments.

This.

#5 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

no strength , fight like someone old and handicapped..

slapped around by hulk... comes across stupid.....

humiliated by hulk..... couldnt beat loki

hulk beat loki in 3 seconds.....

thor in movies weak and pathetic

#6 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8048 posts) - - Show Bio

"You humans are so petty......and tiny"

Perfect.

#7 Edited by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Thor was portrayed well in both his movie and in the Avengers one and contrary to what others say -- The Hulk wasn't shown to beat Thor, their fight on the SHIELD's airship was never completed and the scene where Hulk punches Thor and sends him flying isn't indicative of Hulk being able to win over the Asgardian. The same would have happened should it have been Thor who randomly and without warning punched Hulk. Cute scene though.

If anything, Thor was shown to be incredibly under-powered. Showing him defeating the aliens on his own would have made for poor movie-viewing but him not flying is a large omission of the character's recognizable abilities in comic form..

#8 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been a fan of Thor in the comics. After seeing him in the movies, I'm still not a big fan of his character. However, the fact that his movie appearances have managed to win over mainstream audiences is incredible and deserves to be commended. Especially the solo movie.

#9 Posted by Big_Nasty (346 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

no strength , fight like someone old and handicapped..

slapped around by hulk... comes across stupid.....

humiliated by hulk..... couldnt beat loki

hulk beat loki in 3 seconds.....

thor in movies weak and pathetic

This is what made me mad about Thor. Loki should not be able to stand in a fight with Thor, when they fight its like 51/49.

#10 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@Big_Nasty:

some thor fans lie to themselves.. not me.. that move was a disrespect to thor.... he got stabbed by a knife???

he looksed stiff , he nearly died from falling in a contraption..

and got slapped around by hulk....

#11 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

I see comics Thor and movie Thor as completely different and separate, but not in a bad way.

I think Chris Hemsworth has done a great job as Thor, I'm very happy with how he's been portrayed in the movies..

Would like to see him fight and use his full power more though. My favourite of his fight scenes is on Jotunheim in his solo movie.

#12 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

@Big_Nasty:

some thor fans lie to themselves.. not me.. that move was a disrespect to thor.... he got stabbed by a knife???

he looksed stiff , he nearly died from falling in a contraption..

and got slapped around by hulk....

you are a thor fan?

#13 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@THORSON said:

@cmartin said:

@Big_Nasty:

some thor fans lie to themselves.. not me.. that move was a disrespect to thor.... he got stabbed by a knife???

he looksed stiff , he nearly died from falling in a contraption..

and got slapped around by hulk....

you are a thor fan?

Thor is my fave hero it was spiderman first then as i got to 13 it became the mighty thor....

#14 Posted by Asagod (292 posts) - - Show Bio

@THORSON said:

@cmartin said:

@Big_Nasty:

some thor fans lie to themselves.. not me.. that move was a disrespect to thor.... he got stabbed by a knife???

he looksed stiff , he nearly died from falling in a contraption..

and got slapped around by hulk....

you are a thor fan?

I was asking the same question to myself.

#15 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

im just very annoyed at how thor has deteriorated over the years.....

to the point where hulk can hold his hand and use it and the hammer to bash thor unconcious

or have hulk kill thor in hulk vs thor......

thor is now nothing.... without his hammer ...

very disapointed in marvel

#16 Posted by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

Thor had to be depowered for the sake of the movie. You can't make a movie where one guys is leagues above everyone else. (Unless its a villain)

#17 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

@THORSON said:

@cmartin said:

@Big_Nasty:

some thor fans lie to themselves.. not me.. that move was a disrespect to thor.... he got stabbed by a knife???

he looksed stiff , he nearly died from falling in a contraption..

and got slapped around by hulk....

you are a thor fan?

Thor is my fave hero it was spiderman first then as i got to 13 it became the mighty thor....

I thought otherwise. you seem to be berating him. that's just how i perceive your comments.

#18 Posted by The Stegman (25544 posts) - - Show Bio

I find Thor in the comics to be a tad boring, but the movies made me like him...a lot.

#19 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@Agent9149:

how come hulk is leagues above everone else... literally didnt need the avers he defeated the main villian is 3 secs....

#20 Posted by Joygirl (20158 posts) - - Show Bio

Because Hulk is the mother****ing Hulk, Stan Lee loves him best and gives him all the expensive presents.

#21 Edited by Agent9149 (2894 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin:

Hulk wasn't leagues above everyone else. He was the strongest. Thor put up a good fight with him. And while Hulk was the physically strongest, he was the weakest mentally. Thor was the most versatile.

#22 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

@Joygirl said:

Because Hulk is the mother****ing Hulk, Stan Lee loves him best and gives him all the expensive presents.

i hate these kinds of people.

#23 Posted by wr3h (396 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

im just very annoyed at how thor has deteriorated over the years.....

to the point where hulk can hold his hand and use it and the hammer to bash thor unconcious

or have hulk kill thor in hulk vs thor......

thor is now nothing.... without his hammer ...

very disapointed in marvel

Damn Leob.

-shakes fist angrily-

#24 Posted by wr3h (396 posts) - - Show Bio

But in all seriousness, not having any background knowledge to Thor (with the exception of EMH), I found Hemsworth to be quite a good Thor. And

#25 Posted by Joygirl (20158 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not a Hulk fan. I'm saying Stan Lee/Marvel is, because they LOVE letting him do things he can't.

#26 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@THORSON said:

@Joygirl said:

Because Hulk is the mother****ing Hulk, Stan Lee loves him best and gives him all the expensive presents.

i hate these kinds of people.

she is right though the evidence is right in front of you

I dont think its stan lee though as her created thor stronger than hulk

#27 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

Movie Thor sucks.

TERRIBLE armor costume and can only blast people with lightning with his hammer.

Stupidest scene in the Thor movie was Thor needing Heimdall to teleport to Niffelheim.

That was inane writing, Thor's hammer already has the power of teleportation.

It'd be like if Superman goes to Batman and says"hey bruce let me borrow your x-ray goggles."

#28 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd:

in the thor commentary i think they had stated: in the comics there were numerous ways in which THOR can teleport from place to place. so they chose the method of what you saw in the movie which was from the comics, which kind of makes sense.

#29 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin:

still disagree

#30 Posted by Asagod (292 posts) - - Show Bio

Many people use the fact that Hulk defeated Loki in 3 seconds to say that Hulk was better than Thor. But what most people forget is the fact that when fighting against Thor, Loki has had the scepter; and when Loki fought against Hulk, he didn't had it. Loki was also probably stunned, for he did fell after the explosion of Hawkeye's arrow. Another point is that Thor was clearly holding back against both Iron Man and Loki. Thor also held back against the Hulk, he tried to talk with Banner but fight him.

#31 Posted by JonSmith (4008 posts) - - Show Bio

He's got a beard.

S'all good.

#32 Posted by THORSON (2511 posts) - - Show Bio

it was Loki's plan to lose. people are forgetting that.

#33 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting views, Most people like the way Thor has been presented.

#34 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@THORSON said:

@xxxddd:

in the thor commentary i think they had stated: in the comics there were numerous ways

No, there was only one way Thor teleported, with his hammer.

Stupid Movie Thor. Such a punching bag.

#35 Posted by movieartman (1547 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd:

@xxxddd said:

Movie Thor sucks.

TERRIBLE armor costume and can only blast people with lightning with his hammer.

Stupidest scene in the Thor movie was Thor needing Heimdall to teleport to Niffelheim.

That was inane writing, Thor's hammer already has the power of teleportation.

It'd be like if Superman goes to Batman and says"hey bruce let me borrow your x-ray goggles."

FALSE the its up forgrabs in the comics wether or not the hammer can teleport, the last time i recall seeing thor teleport using the hammer was in dan jurggans thor run

that is just not one of the hammers abilities in the films

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#36 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

I never been a fan of Thor in the comic

I have read very little of thor but from what i have read about him he is just stiff and boring, he has practically no personality, and even though i dont follow up some of the cartoons of Marvel the few times i have seen him in Avengers he is just soo serious and once again, boring, he talks so dramatically and even cliche and he just never smiles under any circumstance

coming from a none-fan of Thor, that is my perspective of Thor, just a very serious superhero that is very powerful, its like Batman, but without the Dark and with superpowers

and The in movies he is nothing like that, he acts more like a Viking, he seems to enjoy fighting and partying and he is just very very charismatic to even make the romance of the movie believable

mind you he was more charismatic in Thor than in the Avengers but thats mainly cause he barely talks in that movie, though he did act more serious but it was still the kind of seriousness that he shown in Thor.

he is actually something more like Ultimate Thor but without the hippie angle.

I would like to ask to fans of Thor, in case i might had missed something because as i said, i have read very little of thor, IF there is any comic of Thor in which he acts like in the Movie, where he is just joyful and brash and such and not just serious all the time

#37 Edited by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

He's got a beard.

S'all good.

lol, thats the best reason

@xxxddd said:

Stupidest scene in the Thor movie was Thor needing Heimdall to teleport to Niffelheim.

That was inane writing, Thor's hammer already has the power of teleportation.

but it didnt had teleportation in the movie

so why is it stupid?

#38 Posted by Selinaky (677 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad: Thor: The Mighty Avenger is one of my favourite Thor comics (even though its non-canon), because Thor shows a lot of personality and his fun, kind (and sometimes drunk) side.

#39 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18381 posts) - - Show Bio

sure, it was ok

#40 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

Movie Thor sucks.

TERRIBLE armor costume and can only blast people with lightning with his hammer.

Stupidest scene in the Thor movie was Thor needing Heimdall to teleport to Niffelheim.

That was inane writing, Thor's hammer already has the power of teleportation.

It'd be like if Superman goes to Batman and says"hey bruce let me borrow your x-ray goggles."

this all thor can do in the movie is shoot ligtening....

where is his physicll might, he just isnt mighty sorry

it sucks....

#41 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@Selinaky said:

@arnoldoaad: Thor: The Mighty Avenger is one of my favourite Thor comics (even though its non-canon), because Thor shows a lot of personality and his fun, kind (and sometimes drunk) side.

that actually looks like fun

#42 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

@xxxddd said:

Movie Thor sucks.

TERRIBLE armor costume and can only blast people with lightning with his hammer.

Stupidest scene in the Thor movie was Thor needing Heimdall to teleport to Niffelheim.

That was inane writing, Thor's hammer already has the power of teleportation.

It'd be like if Superman goes to Batman and says"hey bruce let me borrow your x-ray goggles."

this all thor can do in the movie is shoot ligtening....

where is his physicll might, he just isnt mighty sorry

it sucks....

so, your only complain is that he is underpowered

so what, I think the personality should be more important than the powerset

#43 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@movieartman said:

FALSE the its up forgrabs in the comics wether or not the hammer can teleport

No it's not up for grabs.

By swinging his hammer in a circle, Thor can open up portals that allow him to traverse space and time, shown as how he travels from Earth to Asgard and vice versa, from Journey Into Mystery #103.

Thor's hammer transcends both space and time, from Thor #393.

Here, he sends the Masters of Evil through a space warp in Avengers #7.

Thor can also transport large objects. Here, he teleports an entire nuclear power plant away and its foundations to a dead world in Thor #393.

Thor can appear in the universe or entire dimensions WITHIN MOMENTS, from Fantastic Four #339.

and Thor #166.

Mjolnir's teleportive range is also virtually limitless. Here, he transports the possessed Warriors Three from the edge of the universe back to Asgard in Thor #185.

And if that's a little vague, the narration here specifically tells us Thor teleports millions of light years away, from Fantastic Four #338.

Mjolnir can also teleport between dimensions. Here, Thor sends innocent bystanders to Limbo to fight Durok the Demolisher alone in Thor #192.

While traveling at "a speed that is far greater than light," mjolnir creates a infinity vortex that teleports Kang the Conquerer and his time machine to a location outside time, from Thor #140.

Mjolnir could also transport several people to several different locations simultaneously, from Avengers #70.

Here he travels to Dormammu's Dark Dimension in Thor Annual #9.

Here, Mjolnir opens up a portal to the Negative Zone in Avengers #309.

Thor teleports the Destroyer Armor light years away(after Thor nearly gets killed by it), from Thor vol. 2 #2.

@arnoldoaad said:

so why is it stupid?

It was stupid because Thor didn't have that power.

@arnoldoaad said:

so, your only complain is that he is underpowered

so what, I think the personality should be more important than the powerset

Personality and powerset are equally important about a character.

It doesn't matter if Superman believes that all of humanity deserves a chance to grow, or that he will save people because those with the power to do good simply must. If he his only power is super strength, then what good is his personality? Here's a hint: It isn't.

#44 Edited by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd said:

@arnoldoaad said:

so why is it stupid?

It was stupid because Thor didn't have that power.

no, it would be stupid if he had the power in the movie and he didnt use it

@arnoldoaad said:

so, your only complain is that he is underpowered

so what, I think the personality should be more important than the powerset

Personality and powerset are equally important about a character.

even if that was true

and is not, At All

that would be only based only on his powerset in the movies, Im sorry but the idea that Thor didnt had the power to cross dimension wasnt at all detrimental in the moveis

and in fact it is a very very important plot point for both Thor and the Avengers that crossing dimensions very hard to do

#45 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

Personally? I LOVED Thor in the movies. From the personality to the Kirby-styled costume and Asgard.

Do I mind that he was under-powered compared to how he is in the comics? Not REALLY. I mean, yes Thor is my top favorite Marvel hero, but that's like expecting to see The Hulk go World Breaker in the movies, we're probably not going to see it.

Besides it's well known Thor holds back his full strength to make things more sporting when facing mortal foes and we got to see him show off his lightning a lot in The Avengers during that one scene. Also, Thor: The Dark World will be set within the Asgardian realms so it'll be a chance to see Thor cut loose and go all out.

#46 Posted by cmartin (345 posts) - - Show Bio

@Smart_Dork_Dude: he held back his strength.. what damn strength...... hulk makes him look like a girl...

thor was fighting fist to fist with humans

lighting lighting hammer that it without it hes nothing.... in the movies......

#47 Posted by arnoldoaad (1007 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmartin said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude: he held back his strength.. what damn strength...... hulk makes him look like a girl...

thor was fighting fist to fist with humans

lighting lighting hammer that it without it hes nothing.... in the movies......

the point is not that Thor in the movies is underpowered, is that Thor in comics is overpowered

#48 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2664 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad: Against normal villains yes, but most of Thor's major enemies are either on or sometimes ABOVE what he's capable of and can give him some epic fights worthy of many a heavy metal ballad!!!

#49 Posted by xxxddd (3593 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad: It's not hard for thor to cross dimensions in comics(for thor, anyway).

#50 Posted by Pyrogram (41246 posts) - - Show Bio

@arnoldoaad: Yer man, a GOD being overpowered.

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