My Endgame review - Thor Lebowski ruined it a bit Oct 27, 2019 18:24:06 GMT
Post by TheCat on Oct 27, 2019 18:24:06 GMT
It's totally true. When I saw Thor I was aghast at his stomach. I almost couldn't believe it.
My only problem with Fat Thor is his tubbiness looked fake. Had Hemsworth actually gained the pounds like De Niro or Christian Bale he would have looked less ridiculous...though Thor appearing ridiculous is the point.
I'm sort of torn. What's done is done, and while I didn't like it at first, I'm more resigned now to just accept it. They did well with an angle I didn't particularly care for. I've always liked Thor but I didn't think he hit his stride until Ragnarok, then upped the ante in Infinity War. I wasn't finished watching him kick ass and take names with his new hair.
I'm but a simple viewer, so I'm not wrought with concern for the logistics of the franchise. I'll weigh in if I have to, but suffice to say, I'm not joined at the hip with what sort of arrangements Disney makes with its stars. I've heard through the grapevine this character turn revitalized Chris Hemsworth's enthusiasm for the character. Good for him, he gets paid, I don't.
He did it well though. And it all connects. I thought he had a sweet and tender moment with his mother, Rene Russo. I thought he was desperately unhappy. I thought he felt he lacked purpose because Thanos was no longer one of a long line of lackeys that fell before Thor. I think Thor was depressed and furious because Thanos did a better job at being the hero of his own story and accomplishing his tasks than Thor. In a way, Thanos did a better job at being Thanos than Thor did at being Thor. When it came to light Thanos destroyed the stones, it's over. Thor can't lay claim to stopping an all powerful, evil entity anymore. He's resigned to knowing he and the others outnumbered a wounded semi-retired Thanos in his house. No epic battle, as is usually the story legends are made of. Just killing an unarmed man in his kitchen while he's eating breakfast. Thor had to kill him violently to convince himself Thanos was anywhere near the threat that justified their presence there. Thanos' job was done at the expense of Thor's image of himself.
If Thor was in Ragnarok/Infinity War shape, he'd have never had a tender moment with his mother. He would have also never found out the most important feature to his character: just because he failed by his own standards doesn't mean he's unworthy. If Thor were in better shape, he could have done the snap back, but he wasn't. Enter Hulk, who may have found his purpose. Maybe this is why when Bruce put a bullet in his mouth, Hulk spat it out. Maybe this was why Bruce and Hulk survived the snap. This was foreshadowed in the first Avengers. Hulk survives for a reason.
It all checks out. I didn't like the new Thor or new Hulk, but they work. They're connected properly enough...my hands are tied. I can no longer imagine it a different way, nor do I want to. It's just... done.