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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 103

Thor 103: Will We Get More Romance With Sif?

Minute One Hundred Three: From A Quiet Asgard to a Quiet Queen

Joining us to say goodbye to the Warriors Three is Will Freeland from the Hype Is My Superpower podcast.

In the one hundred-third minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film Thor

  • We’re back to Asgard but the streets seem empty now. Is everyone feasting? It feels a bit like an early model to showcase what they could do. Then again, the empty streets fit the music.
  • In the dining hall, we see Asgardians happily eating. Then we cut in to see Volstagg telling a tale of fighting the Destroyer while Fandral gives him grief. But why didn’t we see this table in the wide shot? It’s a bit odd the way these cut together.
  • Regardless, Volstagg’s tale is fun. Interesting and unfortunate that we don’t get to spend much time hearing it as his dialogue is a bit buried under Patrick Doyle’s melancholic theme. It makes sense – we’re here with Thor who is mourning. It’s just a bummer that this is the last we see of the Warriors Three in this movie.
  • Thor walks off, sad and lonely. Sif notices. Have we had enough of her pining in this film? It feels like there could’ve been a bit more.
  • Thor briefly holds his mother’s hand as they comfort each other before he walks off. We like this beat. Makes us really want more of Rene Russo.
  • Sif rises and meets Frigga as the two watch Thor walk off. It’s a sad moment and Sif acknowledges Frigga’s loss of Loki.
  • It’s interesting that Frigga says nothing but puts her hand on Sif’s shoulder. It’s very comforting, particularly as this small gesture from a queen toward one of her subjects can be seen as such a monumental moment.
  • As mentioned above, this is picture wrap for Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, and Josh Dallas as Volstagg, Hogun, and Fandral. It’s a shame they won’t get much to do in the next two Thor films.

It’s a moment of goodbyes and finding comfort with Will Freeland. Tune in!

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