It’s difficult to look at things as they were back even a few years ago. Back before 2011, the prospect of a Thor film wasn’t something that necessarily filled fans with a lot of hope. They’d spent decades watching good, easily-adaptable superheroes flounder on the big screen, and here Marvel Studios was looking to turn Thor — a character with the greatest potential to get messed up — into a live-action feature film.
It had its work cut out for it, for sure. This was a name that not very many moviegoers outside of the comic book fans knew a whole lot about. With his locks of hair and buff physique, he could’ve been a character that was more at home in a 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger film than a modern movie. It could have been dumb and ridiculous. Luckily for us, that wasn’t the case. Between the great script, charismatic acting from its star Chris Hemsworth, and solid direction from Shakespearean great Kenneth Branagh, Thor turned out to be an enjoyable entry in the MCU — one that produced not just one, but two iconic character in Thor himself and his brother Loki.
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, one of the film’s screenwriters Ashley Miller had a chance to reflect on the film’s legacy, and discuss what he felt like he could have done differently in the movie and what he was most proud of:
“If there's anything that I wish we could have done differently, I would have loved to have pumped up the battle with The Destroyer. I think that there was probably more to play there, and I think it was, again, difficult to realize on screen. Because that's the moment of his real transformation.”
“The thing I'm most proud of with Thor is that it worked, and that people walked out of that theater loving Thor and seeing Thor the way I love him, and the way I see him.”
That’s all too true. While not everyone enjoyed the movie itself as much as I did, most went away from the experience realizing that Thor as a character could work. No longer would they feel trepidatious about the Asgardian hero standing alongside the likes of Tony Stark and the Incredible Hulk. While this doesn’t necessarily help in keeping the legacy of the film itself high up on many fans’ scales, it certainly did a lot for the character in future films.
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Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
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SOURCE: Cinema Blend