Well I do consider myself a marvel fan, but my fandom is mostly geared toward the X-men. Before now about the only thing I knew of Marvels thor was he was the Norse god of thunder put into comic book life and what his costume looked like. The former being learned from my studies on Thor (and Norse mythology) and the later was something I remember from "Adventures in babysitting". A movie made in the 80s I think. On that note though, the thing I dislike about thors costume is the little silver orbs on the chest. 1 I could understand but as is they just dont seem to fit
That said, Vikings and their gods are often depicted with horned helmets and the larger those horns are seems to be a status symbol for how powerful the individual is. I think only the extremely underated Beowolf movie awhile back didnt follow that idea. As a helmet I think it looks fine but if it were just a band with huge curved horns on it (as depicted in some of the character art Ive seen) then I might get annoyed
While were on the topic of costumes, this makes me wonder about things. If the general public can accept the rainbow colored style of the viking gods in Marvels universe, will we still be able to accept ugly black rubber suits like the X-men wore in their movies or can we go back to good old yellow spandex and still take the film seriously (or as seriously as anyone could take a comic book movie)
Something else that annoyed me, in the movie Hiemdall is black. I mean WTF were they thinking? A pantheon thousands of years old and they choose to muck it up by putting in a token minority for one of the gods...am I the only one annoyed by that?