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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 106

Thor 106: What’s Up With Jane Looking at Her Watch Here?

Minute One Hundred Six: From A Smith Motors Goodbye to Patrick Doyle in Space

Joining us to discuss the ending of the movie proper is Paul Hoppe aka ZenMadman.

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

  • Darcy’s looking for her taser. Just seems like Darcy.
  • Jane gives us a funny look directly into camera. What’s with breaking the fourth wall here? Is the camera meant to be Heimdall’s view?
  • There’s a deleted scene where Erik works with SHIELD agents on some simulations using the Foster Theory. Meanwhile, Jane and Darcy set up some sort of Yggdrasil flashlight to provide a beacon for Thor… or something. It’s a bit nonsensical.
  • It’s a picture wrap on Natalie Portman as Jane and Kat Dennings as Darcy. And kind of a picture wrap on Stellan Skarsgård as Erik… at least in the main content of the film.
  • Thor pines for Jane… but it’s oddly a profile shot of him. Why this angle?
  • It’s a picture wrap on Chris Hemsworth! He didn’t do too bad, eh?
  • The credits begin. We discuss the swirling constellations, nebulae, and other celestial objects that we fly by and through on our way from Midgard to Asgard through this version of Yggdrasil. It’s pretty cool and makes for a great credit sequence. But other MCU films have done it better.
  • The big names start scrolling by. We talk about a handful of them.

It’s the end of the movie and Paul Hoppe joins us. Tune in!

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