• Sian

    As an avid comic book reader, in some cases I think they should only be used as a springboard for the movies. One of the most faithful adaptations was the on screen version of V for Vendetta, yet they still had to make some changes, even if it wasn’t as far fetched as some comic books tend to be. Ragnarok would make for a terrific movie, but if they do make it I hope they leave some of the humour out of it. The inane and often tasteless humour spoiled Thor 2 for me, along with the bad ending – apparently Jane Foster suffered the most from the latter.

    • I think it would be close to impossible to try and follow a comic storyline exactly, and I would hope they never try to attempt it. Most comic storylines are great for the comics, sure, but to see them in movie format…? I did really enjoy Michael Oeming’s Ragnarok story, but I would hate to see it laid out the same way for a movie. Definitely too far-fetched.

      Just like the comic’s Ultimate universe (Earth-1610) ran a different continuity than that of the mainstream universe (Earth-616), the MCU has its own continuity (Earth-19999). Therefore it shouIdn’t be expected to follow the comics precisely (though I’m still surprised by the amount of die-hard comic fans who continue to demand this.)

      I agree that the humour of Thor 2 was often out of place. And unfortunately they sacrificed some valuable storyline and character depth in favour of humour. Particularly the darcy humour. Also, the scene where Thor tricked Loki with the cuffs has always irked me – not so much that Thor tricked him, I liked that, but the way in which Hiddles held up his wrists so the audience could see the cuffs, and pulled that face… It was like slapstick comedy. Badly done at that.

      All in all I much prefer the Shakespearean tone of the first film – bring back Brannagh!

  • Mersey

    Loki without his head in the movie? Ok, but let’s be fair and stick to the source : Thor without his eyes. I really like your article. Good job.

  • Mersey

    As an afterthought I don’t want Loki to be good. I want him to be mischievous and a step ahead of everyone. I want him to cause as much mayhem as possible and find a way to not to take the responsibility for it.

    • Yes! (Oh, I’m sorry – I’m only noticing this comment 5 months later!!)

      Loki “walking the line of good and bad” is all well and good… Up to a point. But if he were to fall too far to the the good side, it really would ruin the very essence of his character.

      I’m sure Marvel wouldn’t make that mistake, but let’s hope they don’t wind up pandering to that particularly loud and vocal segment of fangirls who cry out for Loki to become a genuine Disney Prince. (I’m sure there are longer too many of them around these days, but once they get started…)