Until Marvel Studios lets me down, I'm standing behind them 100%. I love the fact they are making Thor gritty and "historic". This will bring realism to the movie, much like Iron Man's modern day look brought us. Thor isn't supposed to be all glamorous and brightly colored in my opinion... he's a god yes, but he's one who is constantly at war fighting to defend his home and battling against his brother as well. This generation, as well as those before it, will finally get to see the true origin behind the Norse god of Thunder.
Hey, we're not talking about a Greek god in a toga here. We're talking about a god who was worshiped by battle-worn Vikings who lived and breathed war. I'll say it right now, this movie is going to be a HUGE blockbuster for the Summer of 2010. I know there will be other movies that summer which will do well, but Marvel will be sure to keep us all on the edge of our seats wanting more Thor.