- I don’t see why people shit on this movie so much. Heimdall has more screen time. Loki gets to actually fight a bit, compared to The Avengers where he just poked people in the chest with his staff. And you’re shown that he cares about at least one other person in the world besides himself. And it may seem strange, but I always like when Thor and Loki team up. Thor still cares for his brother on some level, no matter how many times Loki betrays him. The fun is in guessing when the betrayal will happen.
- For someone who usually turns their nose up at sappy romances and helpless damsels in distress, I couldn’t help rooting for Jane and Thor. After all, us ladies need someone onscreen to live through vicariously.
- I’m not sure this movie knew what it wanted to be. It was like Star Trek collided with Middle Earth; simultaneously set in the 21st Century. And what the hell, Asgard?! You have fucking Gatling guns that shoot frickin’ laser beams and your primary weapons in battle are axes and staves and hammers? Granted, they’re magical, and yes, they look much cooler in a fight, but really guys?
- The bit during the climax where Jane and Dr. Selvig turn a knob and displace reality because of *INSERT INEXPLICABLE, UNTESTED SCIENCY MUMBO-JUMBO HERE.* But then again, this was happening while a guy was oozing deadly red liquid and nine other worlds were converging on top of each other, so I guess the producers figured nothing really had to make sense at that point.
- What was the dark world again? The dark elves’ home world that got five minutes of screen time? Midgard (Earth), which almost became a dark world with the other nine realms? Title feels like a bit of a misnomer here.
- And way to not explain how the aether was contained after Malekith died. Like, did it just hang out in his lifeless body until the Asgardians came to collect it or what?