First time I watched Thor was with *Poralizer and she kept telling me "Don't think too hard about it. Just enjoy it as an action movie"
I wasn't the least angry or butthurt and actually thought it was quite fun, but my mind kept going "This is wrong! This is all wrong!" and it carried over to the Avengers movie. Every time Thor and Loki opened their mouths my brain went "Ynhljbasfsgdb!!!*blue screen*"
I know it's based on a comic, but the comic is inspired by the mythology, and I had a hard time ignoring that because they had taken enough parts from the mythology to make the wrong parts stand out. If they had just taken the names and left everything else I would have had an easier time getting over it.
At least it explained all the weird question I've been getting from people about Norse mythology.
But just for fun, have some Danish Lokis [link] (From a christmas series) [link] (From the cartoon Valhalla)
Also, I think there was a story in Marvel canon about how Sif's hair was golden to start, but after something Loki did, she had it magically replaced with this new hair.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll feel your pain later whenever they condescend to come out with a Wonder Woman movie. From the early rumours, it's going to be ALL wrong.
"If they had just taken the names and left everything else I would have had an easier time getting over it."
That's a point.
At least this Thor looked more like the one from the Poetic Edda.
I got over it though. It was a good movie, really.
Every time Thor and Loki opened their mouths my brain went "Ynhljbasfsgdb!!!*blue screen*"
Just. Loved. It.
Then Dad got me a book of old Thor comics, and I got through ALMOST three stories and threw it at the wall. XD
I have it with Percy Jackson...the movies suck and contain so many faults!!aaarrgghhh!!!
That being said, I love Marvel's Thor (comic and movie) as much as the original mythology. You just have to learn to keep the two separate.
Well, if it makes you feel any better the comics at one point DO explain all the discrepancies.
Basically, taking a VERY liberal view on the idea that some gods will be revived after Ragnarok, they say that after the Ragnarok all the gods are reborn in different ways, varying from slight changes to incredible differences.
I mean, the idea of Ragnarok being a cycle is kinda off to begin with, but at least they addressed it.
I still like the movie and all, but I just had the glass shattered.
I do hope they bring in Sigyn in the second movie, though~
They were all like, 'no, thor isn't from mythology blah blah'
Humanity, I am Dissapoint.
My brothers kept telling me to just relax and stop thinking about it. Eventually, I ended up learning to appreciate it as something entirely separate from the myths. It took a while, though. XD I had to watch the movie a few times before it started settling.
I still like the mythology better... and this comic of yours describes my reaction perfectly. XD Excellent.
I also learned off of the Rick Riordan's website (Percy Jackson & the Olympians series) that he is also preparing to make a spin-off series of the Norse gods/mythos in young adult fiction, so I'll be subconsciously critiquing that too.
And where is Sigyn in all of this? Even Loki needs love...
I think the main thing that got me was that Laufey was transformed into a male.
I recently purchased all of the "Loki" marvel comics digitally and they were actually really good. Marvel blended their version into the original Norse myths, creating something very interesting.
By far though, the weirdest and most incorrect representation of the Norse myths that I have seen to date was the one shown on the History Channel. Loki was a bald, monk looking servant to Thor, who was made to seem like the "king of the gods". I don't recall all of it, but Loki's role was pretty much diminished to "yes master, no master, shouldn't you think about this master?" while Thor was the "I can do whatever I want because I'm me." None of the other gods made an appearance and Thor went to wrestle with Jormungandr frequently and for no apparent reason.