Thor 052: How Rom-Com Is This Drive?
In this minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film ‘Thor,’ Jane and Thor ride through the desert in the Pinzgauer and have the most rom-com chat in the movie. Plus, there’s a bridge joke. Scott Carelli from the Dueling Genre Podcast Network and Franchisography is back again!
Minute Fifty-Two: From ‘Anything Like This’ to Einstein-Rosen Bridge
Joining us today to discuss the Rom-Com ride is Scott Carelli, founder of Dueling Genre Podcast Network and host of Franchisography.
In the fifty-second minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor…
- This is very much the Rom-Com moment of the film. We have a sweet, quiet conversation between these two characters talking in a car. And it goes on for over a minute! How great is that!
- The Rom-Com nature certainly speaks to how quickly this couple has to connect. How well does it work may be up to the viewer, but it mostly works for us.
- There’s a bit of a sense of the fish-out-of-water element ending as Thor gets closer to Mjølnir.
- We have yet another example of Jane not being a great driver. They really have pushed to make her the worst driver in the MCU.
- But it also checks several Rom-Com boxes – the clumsy but smart scientist and steering off the road because of being starry-eyed over the passenger.
- We talk about the romance relationship in the MCU and try to come up with any examples that are as romantic as this pair is in this film.
- Perhaps the closest is Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter in the next movie Captain America: The First Avenger.
- Patty Jenkins wanted to add more romance when she was discussing directing Thor: The Dark World. It’s a shame we didn’t get it.
We have questions about SHIELD’s plan here. Clearly not part of the rom-com.
- Why didn’t SHIELD just block the road off at the highway entrance? Clearly, it’s just a need by the writers.
- Back to the people in the car, why doesn’t Thor just tell Jane who he is?
- How does Thor know she’s seeing a bridge? Is it just that he knows she’s looking for how he got here?
- To that end, when you are very far advanced science, what words do you use to explain it?
- Her excitement about an Einstein-Rosen Bridge is adorable, but Thor’s comment about a Rainbow bridge is one of the best lines in the movie. Even if we only get half of it here.
- Portman and Hemsworth play so well opposite each other.
It’s a cute conversation with a cute couple as they drive across the desert, and we’re here to talk about all of it. Tune in!
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