I found this item in the store the other day. It really struck me as one of the more humorous movie tie-ins in recent memory. Does anybody think Thor would endorse a carbonated beverage? Even if he were to put his stamp of approval on something, I seriously doubt it would be Diet Dr. Pepper.
Can you see the commercial? “Diet Dr. Pepper, the drink favored by the God Of Thunder.” You too could be like me and drink the nectar of the gods, Diet Dr. Pepper!”
And I’m not even going into how the movie version of Thor doesn’t quite match up to the comic version upon which he is based. I do, however, want to point out just how poorly the movie version of Thor is used on the bottle. Was it rotoscoped?
I am reminded of the old Dr. Pepper commercials where people referred to themselves and others as “A Pepper” – attributing the drink to a personality trait that was favorable. Can you see Thor saying “I’m a Pepper!” or something like that? No? Neither do I.