Minute Ninety-Seven: From Thor’s Defense to Loki’s Taunting
Joining us to discuss all the fraternal drama is Dr. Arnold Blumberg, publisher, author, educator, pop culture & comics historian, and friendly neighborhood zombie expert.
In the ninety-seventh minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor…
- Loki wants to be heir to the throne. How strong of a plan is this though?
- Would his plan have worked if Thor hadn’t shown up? Why is he still following through with his plan now that Thor’s shown up to stop him?
- And what did he say to Frigga before he left for the Observatory?
- As we pointed out before, it’s largely because he’s operating from a point of emotion, not intellect.
- Loki fights so differently here. Instead of throwing knives and using cunning, he’s facing off with Thor like Thor’s counterpart. Was that a mistake?
- We pine for more great Marvel villains like this.
- Loki’s argument provides some great metaphors that apply to issues today.
- It’s interesting to look at the perspective on genocide. Thor had started a war earlier and killed plenty of Jotuns. Loki is doing the same in a different way. So it’s interesting to see how Thor’s changed through this conversation.
- Loki’s threat to go after Jane feels a little off here. But there is an aspect to it that implies Loki is just saying things to get Thor to stop preventing the Bifrost from destroying Jotunheim.
- Thor doesn’t want to fight, so what does he think of Loki taking two swipes at him with Gungnir?
- So much really goes back to the conversation Odin had with the two brothers when they were kids.
- Was it just through his Destroyer-cam that Loki knows about Jane?
It’s the big, bad, battle of words before the battle of brawn commences, and Dr. Arnold Blumberg joins us for it all. Tune in!
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