Thor 103: Will We Get More Romance With Sif?
In this minute of Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 film ‘Thor,’ we return to Asgard to find everyone feasting and telling tales of their exploits... except for Thor who wanders off. Sif and Frigga comfort each other. Will Freeland’s back for another minute!
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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