Quote:Actually right before the attempted shot at the Hulk, Thor says to himself, "All right, screw it!" And then his offensive was stopped in it's track by one hand and Hulk who was on his knees. Thor had a running start and a leap as he swing the blow overhead and two handed. The look on Thor's face said it all.
Yeah, and he ALSO said: "Don't worry Banner, I'll get you out."
Thor was STILL concerned for Hulk/Banner welfare, whereas the Hulk was going all-out from the beginning. Major difference. And yes, Thor was surprised when Hulk caught his hammer. But that is NOT proof of Hulk being stronger, just a good example on how strong he is, so stop using that example.
Quote:Not holding back and the Hulk wasn't reeling as much from the force of the blows but the frequency and placement. Where the couple times the Hulk connected, he launched Thor across the Arena.
Because Thor WAS HOLDING BACK!!! What part of "holding back" do you not get??? And Hulk only launched Thor ONCE without the use of weapons.
Quote:I've seen it four times and each time, it's more apparent the movie played to their individual strengths. In the case of the Hulk it was brute strength and that his durability allowed him to take the combo of all of Thor's abilities, even his shots that were powered up with his god power.
Depends on your definition of "allowed him to take". Damn near every blow Thor struck on the Hulk, he was shaken up.
Quote:Now, if you were to argue Thor's blitz of all his powers were overcoming the Hulk's formidable strength, I would agree. Even then the outcome wasn't clear even though Thor was in the advantage at the end.
Let's see: the pro-Hulk crowd started cheering for Thor, The Hulk STOOD THERE unmoving while Thor was approaching, and the Grandmaster himself (the Hulk's benefactor) activated the disc before Thor reached the Hulk.
And you say the outcome wasn't clear????? *whistles*
Whistling....wow, I can do that too.
Yep, it wasn't clear. Surtur tossing Hulk away didn't have any noticeable lasting effect and the Hulk was ready to go again.
The Hulk twice got up from godblasts. He was ready to go again against Thor and was balling his fist up for the next exchange. That moment was robbed by the Grandmaster but yes the fight looked like to continue.
Thor clearly had taken the advantage at that moment the fight stopped but it had already shifted between the two already.