Loki: Well, yes.
Thor: Then you miss the truth of ruling, brother. A throne would suit you ill.
In anticipation for Thor 2, I am pleased to say that I have now completed my Avengers concept poster of Thor Odinson; a demi-god, with an all-powerful hammer and incredible hair. Thor's story was a surprise for me. I can't say I was ever interested in Norse Mythology and I particularly wasn't drawn to a hulking, viking figure with lightning coming from his hammer, however, when I saw Thor I was pleasantly surprised. Despite the movie's weaknesses, the sophistication and creativity of Thor's story really came through. His character, though one-track minded for most of the film, ended up being sweet, gentlemanly, and honorable. I think there is a lot to glean from his story particularly the theme of his becoming worthy of Thor's Hammer. The hammer represents all the power and authority given to him; it can destroy or create and so a great responsibility lies on Thor as Prince of Asgard. At the beginning of the film he is a completely rash, arrogant, and foolhardy young man whose only thought is to lord his power over his enemies. When Odin takes that away from him, banishes him to earth, Thor is forced into humility. With the help of the quirky, but intelligent Jane Foster and their friend Dr. Selvig, Thor, who is like an immortal, puts on mortality as he learns from these "tiny" humans. He even comes to fall in love with Jane, a human girl, and this becomes a kind of catalyst for his care and protection of human beings. When Loki threatens this, putting everyone he cares about in danger, Thor is brought to a point of decision. What he decides is what we often see in these types of films, the self-sacrifice, the Christ-like moment where the hero gives himself up for others.
In this piece, I've incorporated this idea of Thor being a protector and servant. With the movement of his red cloak drawing the eye from the center to around and downward, emphasizes Thor's bowed position. His position is humble, but not passive, as his hammer is encased in lightning, his face fierce and determined. With the title being He Who is Worthy, his position, color, emphasis, and movement, they showcase Thor and his servant-hearted devotion and powerful guardianship. Here is a detail:
I hope you enjoyed this post. Next up, The Cap'n! My series is almost complete!
"Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?"He makes everything beautiful in its time . . . Ecclesiastes 3:11