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Marvel Movie Minute Season Four: Thor • Minute 115

Thor 115: So… How Did Loki Get to Earth So Quickly?

Minute One Hundred Fifteen: From Legends to Loki’s Puppetry

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

  • “Legend tells us one thing, history another.” What the hell is Fury actually saying here? Is this just a line that’s meant to sound cool? It’s not that clear when taken by itself.
  • And then we have the Tesseract set up in some sort of case that makes it look like a bomb. What the heck? Why introduce it to us like this? It’s very confusing.
  • Does this mean Steve’s awake now? No, we’ve gone through the timeline and he’s definitely still frozen.
  • This may be the first time Nick Fury smiles in the MCU.
  • But then Loki shows up. As a reflection. So that means he’s invisible? How long has he been tailing Erik? Or was he drawn here by the Tesseract itself? None of this makes that much sense.
  • But Loki ain’t looking that good, so at least there are signs he’s been flying through space for a very long time.
  • It’s not one of our favorite post-credits scenes, but it works well enough.

It’s Whedon’s frustrating dip into nonsense to end this season. Tune in!

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