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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 95

Thor 095: How About This For a Family Reunion?

Minute Ninety-Five: From Thor’s Return to Bifrost Blast

Joining us to talk about family reunions and planetary destruction are James Anderson and Colin M. Parker, hosts of the Timeline Scavengers podcast.

In the ninety-fifth minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor

  • Loki and Frigga hug. It’s Loki’s chance to shine. He’s saved Dad and Mom from the mean frost giants and now he’s good to rule, right?
  • Uh, yeah… no. That’s when Thor decides to show up.
  • Frigga’s thrilled and gives him a hug. What a death stare he throws at Loki!
  • We love the way the conversation between Loki and Thor cuts back and forth between each of them with Odin’s sleeping form in the lower foreground. Fantastic way to really tie the connection firmly between fathers and sons here.
  • So Loki blasts Thor through the wall and down to the lower parts of Asgard. Next time we see him, he’s riding on a horse toward the Observatory. So what about the whole part when Frigga confronts him for having attacked Thor? Where’s that bit? It’s kind of an important part that gets completely glossed over.
  • Loki uses Gungnir to turn the Observatory on and blast Jotunheim with Bifrost energy. But why does it hit downtown Utgard instead of the Bifrost Junction we’ve come to know on the cliff’s edge?

James and Colin join us to talk about the family coming back together and Loki’s Star Wars level plan to blow up a planet with a giant beam. Tune in!

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