History YMMV / ThorTheDarkWorld

13th Nov '17 1:21:01 AM AlleyOop
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*** Much like the last film; is Odin really a [[TheGoodKing wise and just king]] who simply suffers from a HotBlooded streak and tendency [[DidNotThinkThisThrough to make rash decisions]] similar to his son, or a SmugSuper who's content to lord Asgardian superiority over the other Nine Realms with a MightMakesRight attitude? Lampshaded twice by Loki, who points out that his own failed attempt to rule the PunyEarthlings on Earth as a God was absolutely ''no'' different than what Odin did, with the death-toll being ([[UnreliableExpositor supposedly]]) far ''less'' in comparison.

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*** Much like the last film; is Odin really a [[TheGoodKing wise and just king]] who simply suffers from a HotBlooded streak and tendency [[DidNotThinkThisThrough to make rash decisions]] similar to his son, or a SmugSuper who's content to lord Asgardian superiority over the other Nine Realms with a MightMakesRight attitude? Lampshaded twice by Loki, who points out that his own failed attempt to rule the PunyEarthlings on Earth as a God was absolutely ''no'' different than what Odin did, with the death-toll being ([[UnreliableExpositor supposedly]]) far ''less'' in comparison. ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' reveals that [[spoiler:Loki actually isn't too far off the mark, as unbeknownst to even him, Odin was once a vicious conqueror in his own right.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: Sif promises Loki that if he betrays Thor, she'll kill him. We see her twice in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and both times [[spoiler:she is following Loki's orders without knowing it.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Sif promises Loki that if he betrays Thor, she'll kill him. We see her twice in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', and both times [[spoiler:she is following Loki's orders without knowing it.]]]]
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' reveals that far in the past Odin was once [[spoiler:a ruthless imperialist who waged numerous wars of conquest across the galaxy to expand the Asgardian empire across the Nine Realms, rather than the benevolent protector of the peace he currently acts as.]] With this knowledge in mind the scene where Odin declares war on the Dark Elves after [[spoiler:Frigga's death takes upon a darker meaning. It's not just the outburst as a grieving husband, but a return to his former violent ways.]]
11th Nov '17 4:31:43 AM Hjortron18
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* TooKinkyToTorture: The smile Loki gives to Jane when she punches him, and to Sif when she threatens him with a blade held to his throat, seems to imply that being mishandled by a lovely lady is the opposite of a problem for him.
7th Nov '17 10:35:09 AM mikke
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* TooKinkyToTorture: The smile Loki gives to Jane when she punches him, and to Sif when she threatens him with a blade held to his throat, seems to imply that being mishandled by a lovely lady is the opposite of a problem for him.
13th Oct '17 10:34:09 AM darkpit06
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* FanficFuel: Malekith the Accursed's backstory and motives. He isn't just a run-of-the-mill FlatCharacter, after all!
22nd Aug '17 6:19:25 PM Hjortron18
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** The meme below about TomHiddleston's infamous 'embrace' pose? Something like this happens ''in the actual movie'' when Thor winds up on a subway and a girl "accidentally" leans against him.

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** The meme below about TomHiddleston's Creator/TomHiddleston's infamous 'embrace' pose? Something like this happens ''in the actual movie'' when Thor winds up on a subway and a girl "accidentally" leans against him.
19th Jul '17 7:35:34 AM Rotide
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** Patty Jenkins leaving the project that would become one of the worst-reviewed films of the MCU, only to go on to direct [[WonderWoman2017 the first critically successful DCEU film.]]
10th Jul '17 12:58:01 PM AlternativeCola
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** Erik Selvig was liked just fine in the first movie and ''The Avengers'', but that was mainly because he could be serious in addition to comical. Here he devolves into almost pure comic relief territory that many felt unnecessary and annoying. Helping matters is Selvig receiving a far smaller amount of screentime in comparison to the first movie, only approaching his original characterisation at the end of the film, but even that is undermined by the film still having Selvig act like a fool. Worse still, Selvig is repeatedly stated to have suffered a nervous breakdown after what Loki did to him, yet none of his fragile mental health is treated seriously and is entirely PlayedForLaughs. Thankfully, he's back to normal by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.

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** Erik Selvig was liked just fine in the first movie and ''The Avengers'', but that was mainly because he could be serious in addition to comical. Here he devolves into almost pure comic relief territory that many felt unnecessary and annoying. Helping matters is Selvig receiving a far smaller amount of screentime in comparison to the first movie, only approaching his original characterisation at the end of the film, but even that is undermined by the film still having Selvig act like a fool. Worse still, Selvig is repeatedly stated to have suffered a nervous breakdown after what Loki did to him, yet none of his fragile mental health is treated seriously and is entirely PlayedForLaughs. Thankfully, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap he's back to normal normal]] by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
10th Jul '17 12:55:02 PM AlternativeCola
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** Excluding [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Betty Ross]], Jane Foster possibly has the least amount of fans for a heroic female character in the MCU for her [[StrangledByTheRedString unbelievable]] romance with Thor that [[RomanticPlotTumor brought down the story]] and negatively affects the quality of the film, and also flattened her own character, keeping her entertainingly pathological obsession with her research from the last movie to a minimum in favor of her relationship drama. The fact that a lot of other interesting characters and plot points from the comic was [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter short-changed]] in exchange for her did ''not'' help. Also not helping her cause is that, to some fans, Jane is simply not that interesting as a character, particularly in this movie. As said above, this ''could'' have been completely avoided by giving her love of science an emphasis, but Selvigg is given nearly all of the scientific importance instead, leaving Jane with almost nothing.

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** Excluding [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Betty Ross]], Jane Foster possibly has the least amount of fans for a heroic female character in the MCU for her [[StrangledByTheRedString unbelievable]] romance with Thor that [[RomanticPlotTumor brought down the story]] and negatively affects the quality of the film, and also flattened her own character, keeping her entertainingly pathological obsession with her research from the last movie to a minimum in favor of her relationship drama. The fact that a lot of other interesting characters and plot points from the comic was [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter short-changed]] in exchange for her did ''not'' help. Also not helping her cause is that, to some fans, Jane is simply not that interesting as a character, particularly in this movie. As said above, this ''could'' have been completely avoided by giving her love of science an emphasis, but Selvigg is given nearly all of the scientific importance instead, leaving Jane with almost nothing. Even Natalie Portman herself [[CreatorBacklash wasn't happy]] with her character's portrayal in the film and actually considered departing after Patty Jenkins' departure as director, hence why she doesn't reprise her role in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
18th Jun '17 9:33:46 AM Peridonyx
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nice as it is to see the star-crossed lovers, uh... ''cross the stars'' and get together after all, Odin and Loki have a point: his relationship with Jane is eventually going to expose Thor to heartbreak, in a mere 70 years or less. No matter which way you cut it, the relationship with Jane is doomed to fail, whether Thor likes it or not.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nice as it is to see the star-crossed lovers, uh... ''cross the stars'' and get together after all, Odin and Loki have a point: his relationship with Jane is eventually going to expose Thor to heartbreak, in a mere 70 years or less. No matter which way you cut it, the relationship with Jane is doomed to fail, whether Thor likes it or not. [[note]]Granted (on an albeit-dark note), TogetherInDeath is always still an option -- according to a similar MayflyDecemberRomance involving a female Asgardian and a male Midgardian in one ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' issue.[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 9:27:16 AM Peridonyx
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* CounterpartComparison: Fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' sometimes compare Malekith to King Sombra in that both are DarkIsEvil {{Reality Warper}}s who sadly have TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter-izations. [[note]]Though Sombra's more of a BaseBreakingCharacter for at least being a uniquely CrazyPrepared NoNonsenseNemesis.[[/note]]
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