Thor, the God of Thunder, has been a staple of comics since the Marvel Age of Comics began in the early 1960s. Dr. Donald Blake found an enchanted staff in a cave that, upon hitting the ground three times , turned him into the Mighty Thor. Soon after, Thor would join Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Hulk to found the Avengers. Since then, Thor has gone through various tests and changes, but he remains a powerful force to be reckoned with in the Marvel Universe alongside his trusty hammer Mjolnir.
Naturally, this mythical figure has been the centerpiece of the MCU. Played by Chris Hemsworth, Thor has fought his brother, Loki, for the fate of the world, stopped Ultron from wiping out all of humanity, and faced the Mad Titan Thanos to preserve the universe. Which of these titanic tales is the tallest in Marvel’s Thor mythology? And which ones lack a certain enchanted glow? We’re going to look at those questions today as CBR ranks Thor’s live-action movies. Expect spoilers for all the movies discussed.
7 Thor: The Dark World is one of the worst movies in the MCU
Thor: The Dark World It is often ranked among Marvel’s weakest films. The pacing isn’t great, the plot feels pretty aimless at times, and the villain, Malekith (played by the wonderful Christopher Eccleston) is as forgettable as he sounds.
Thor himself is entertaining at least, and this is one of the most entertaining twists for Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. In fact, the relationship between the siblings is by far the most interesting part of the movie. Thor has to face the atrocities his brother has committed, and Loki has to acknowledge the fact that his brother really cares about him.
6 Had limited scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron
While this movie gets a lot more unfair treatment than it deserves, it’s hard to ignore that Thor is given roughly half the plot in this movie. He simply disappears after the Avengers are ashamed of Ultron, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver, disappears into some kind of reflective pond, and returns somehow knowing all about the Vision.
Like the rest of the team, he still has his time to shine in the final act when the Avengers face off against Ultron and his army of drones. His story arc in this movie is weird and sketchy, but it’s still a decent Thor movie.
5 Thor introduced the character to the MCU
First Thor The movie is a flawed but solid entry point for the God of Thunder in the MCU. The costumes are fantastic, Hemsworth plays a believable Thor, and the story and pacing are impressively tight. It is by far Tom Hiddleston’s least convincing performance as Loki. In this film, the otherwise cackling and theatrical rogue is completely cowering and twisted.
Other than that, this is a fun movie and it gives new audiences a good idea of who Thor is as a character. Also, it brought us the first screen appearance of another Avenger, Hawkeye!
4 Avengers was their first appearance together
First Avengers The film is a delight to the eyes of any Marvel Comics fan. Bring together the mightiest heroes on Earth in a single movie, and we get to see how each member of the team interacts with the others. It brought audiences the first big screen showdown between Thor and Hulk, as well as Thor and Iron Man, and as a bonus, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki finally comes to life instead of fading into the background.
Thor himself displays his immense power against the Chitauri and their Leviathan beasts. Bring thunder and lightning to stop their invasion and destroy many of their ships. We also have good jokes between Thor and Captain America.
3 Avengers: Endgame showed how powerful it was
Dad-bod Thor is something of a legend thanks to Avengers Endgame. In the shadow of Thanos victory in Infinity warThor suffered a years-long mental breakdown that ended with his fall into food, drink, and surprisingly video games. This adds some depth and flavor to the character, and it’s hard not to feel sorry for the God of Thunder.
Of course, he also has plenty of time to prove that he is still one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Universe, between beheading Thanos in the first half hour of the film and two enchanted hammers in a bloody duel with the Madman. Titan in the final act. This is another powerful entry in the Mighty Thor saga.
two Thor: Ragnarok was a fun game
Another low point in the legend of the God of Thunder was the loss of his father, Odin, and his hammer, Mjolnir. They were both brought in Thor: Ragnarok and the God of Thunder had to learn who he was without those things. Fortunately, he enlisted the help of a friend and fellow Avengers, the Incredible Hulk.
Here, audiences can watch Thor forge his own identity and destiny as he frees himself and the Sakaar slaves from the maniacal grandmaster and reclaims his home from Hela, the goddess of death. Even without his luscious hair and enchanted hammer, Thor proves that he is still one of the greatest heroes in the universe.
1 Avengers: Infinity War showed Thor as a determined fighter
Even after the tragedy of Thor: Ragnarok, Thanos still found more to take from Thor by killing Heimdall, Loki, and half the survivors of Asgard and Sakaar. Thor found himself without family, without his hammer and adrift with the Guardians of the Galaxy.
In the absence of everything he knew, Thor knew he must forge a new weapon, the Stormbreaker, and achieve his just revenge against the genocidal Thanos. After the certainly lighter shade of Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War presents us with a Thor possessed by an intense thirst for blood. He vowed to see Thanos dead, and even if it didn’t happen as he expected, Thor did get to see the Titan die, twice.
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