Thor was, for a long while, one of my least favorite Avengers simply because he was kind of lame, if I’m being honest. I knew Thor from the cartoons and the God of Thunder was quite epic in those cartoons but when I saw the live-action version of the character he just didn’t seem very cool to me, at all. First of all, he was too pretty to be the character in my opinion and he just didn’t ooze that stern epic quality that I had grown accustomed to knowing when it comes to Thor but throughout the years I’ve grown to like him more and more and now when he returns in Avengers: Infinity War I am legitimately excited to see him. So, as I count down the days until the release of the epic blockbuster, here’s the story of his evolution throughout the years. Enjoy!
I remember going to go see Thor in theaters back in May of 2011 and I was excited to see it then but when I walked out of that movie theater I was extremely disappointed. The story of Thor becoming, well, Thor wasn’t what I expected and it just wasn’t a great movie. Now I did highly enjoy the first part of the movie when Thor was still in the other realms of the galaxies but as soon as he crashed to Earth the movie slowly began to turn upside down for me. After a while I was just waiting for the film to end. But in terms of Thor’s story this film presented him with one of his greatest challenges as he had to discover what it meant to eventually become the king of Asgard. Still, unfortunately, this movie was pretty boring and it wasn’t a great debut for the God of Thunder.
The Avengers (2012)
When Thor returned a year later in The Avengers I definitely wasn’t excited to see him due to the terrible movie he had been in a year before and this movie didn’t help matters. He was so serious and godly and just, well, blah. He was the God of Thunder and yet he never felt that powerful to me and that was another disappointment to his involvement in The Avengers. At this time he was still dabbling heavily in the least favorite Avengers club for me and that wouldn’t change for quite some time.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Oh my goodness this movie was TERRIBLE and because this was such a bad film it didn’t help Thor’s progression in the slightest. Yes, by the end of the film he decided to leave the throne to Odin a.k.a Loki in disguise so he could live life on Earth with his girlfriend Jane Foster (ugh) so that was a development to his character but everything that happened in this film was basically erased in later films so it kind of feels like it doesn’t count. *shrug*
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
When Thor came back in Avengers: Age of Ultron a little progress was made in making him a more likable character. He was funnier than he had been in the previous Avengers film and that helped make me like his character a lot more but he still had a ways to go before becoming the hero that I would really enjoy watching. This movie, yet again, didn’t really provide him any progression in his story other than it led him on a quest to find out what was happening in the universe rather than continuing to stay on Earth with his girlfriend, Jane. Like I said before, these later movies totally undid the “story line” of Thor: The Dark World and I’m very thankful for that.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok was a fantastic movie because it brought some much needed personality to Thor and his story. For so long the God of Thunder had been so terribly drab and to see him basically get an entire makeover as he lost his hammer, Mjolnir, lost his golden locks to get a short hairdo (yay,) and lost his eye was absolutely incredible. He also, by the end of the film, finally became King of Asgard which he was supposed to be in the first place and it was just a refreshing change of tone for the character. Now Thor is legitimately awesome and I’m very happy about that.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
But when he returns in Infinity War things will not be so happy-go-lucky this time around. With Thanos on a path of destruction Thor will have to help save the galaxy and that means he will be facing his biggest challenge yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen to him in this film but it definitely is going to be exciting to see.
Thor has gone from being one of the wackest Avengers to one of the coolest and strongest (ha-ha, that’s a Thor: Ragnarok joke) Avengers and now he has become one of my favorite Marvel characters which seems like a miracle in itself. I can’t wait to see him return in this movie and I can’t wait to see Avengers: Infinity War period.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.