While you were out drinking over the New Year’s weekend, the nets were a buzz with all kinds of big spoilers from the Thor movie. I’m not going to waste anymore of you time, check them out below.
1. The movie starts off with Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård in a van out in the New Mexico desert observing a phenomenon in the sky. This is when Thor drops to Earth… Natalie Portman accidentally hits him with her van (which she does again later in the film)
2. They then flashback of Thor back on Asgard. He’s about to be anointed king by his dad (Anthony Hopkins) when two frost giants infiltrate the palace and try to steal a “casket” which Thor’s dad got during a battle with the frost people on their planet.
3. Thor tries to convince his dad to wage war against the frost people after they broke the truce with Asgard. Thor’s dad refuses; Thor, Loki and 3 other soldiers (Jaime Alexander and two dudes) end up going to the frost kingdom alone
4. Odin comes to the rescue just as the Frost people are about to kill Thor and his warriors (despite Thor kicking *** for much of the scene)
5. Inside his detention cell; Thor is visited by Loki…who tells him that his father has died
6. Thor confronts the Destroyer, and apologizes to Loki (via a conduit with the Destroyer) about what caused him to be resentful of Thor after becoming king of Asgard.
7. It was actually Loki who helped the frost people infiltrate the Asgard palace; Loki made a deal with the frost king in that Loki would help the frost king kill Odin in exchange for Loki assuming complete control of Asgard (this was a LIE)
8. Thor destroys the Destroyer by a blow to the head by his Hammer
9. Thor shares a kiss with Natalie Portman before going back to Asgard to confront Loki–who kills the frost king just as he is about to kill Odin (Loki essentially did everything as a way to earn Odin’s respect)
10. Out on the rainbow bridge, Thor defeats Loki. He and Loki are hanging along the edge of the bridge and are about to be sucked into a wormhole when Odin (who regained consciousness when Thor returned to Asgard) comes to their rescue.
11. Loki tells Odin that he “did this all for him” (killing the frost king and about to destroy his planet)…but Odin replies that he didn’t want peace “like this.” Loki realizes he failed his father once again and lets go of the bridge…falling into the wormhole
12. Back in the Asgard palace, all is well. But we see Thor on what remains of the Rainbow bridge…asking the Gatekeeper (Idris Elba) what Natalie Portman is doing back on Earth.
13. Thor had to destroy the rainbow bridge (with his Hammer), which was his only way to get to Earth, because Loki threatened to go to Earth and kill Natalie Portman.
14. The Gatekeeper replies with “She is searching for you.” Final shot of the film is of Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgård inside a room working on their science equipment.
15. The special FX in the bridge scene was obviously not complete…but I think it will look really cool when Thor uses his Hammer to shatter it. Most of the fight took place in the Asgard palace
16. We only see the helmet during the flashback scene at the beginning of the film
17. The romance bits. The comedy was fine…but I wanted the “intimate” scenes between Thor and Portman to end quickly
18. Loki is relatable evil. Everything he does is to earn the respect of Odin and even Thor, but he becomes corrupt when he finds out he was actually the son of the Frost king, and becomes King of Asgard after Odin falls into a coma
19. In terms of cameos, Stan Lee plays a truck driver who tries to pull the Hammer out of the ground (in the crater scene shown at the end of Iron Man 2) by chaining it to the back of his truck. He fails in the attempt.
***The source, “works for a boss who deals with figuring out the audiences’ opinion on movies after they have seen them.” Do realize that this is from a rough cut, so things can & will change. Anyhow, THOR will be unleashed May 6, in 3D, in 5 months.