It was full of stuff ATS would normally eat up, I'm surprised there arn't conspiracy threads devoted to the film.
The film has aliens, extradimensional Nordic aliens worshipped as gods by humanity who use a tree like network of wormholes, like Stargate, to travel
An alien object and alien crashed in the New Mexico desert, reminscent of Roswell.
Men in Black types, SHIELD, show up to quarantine the object and cover up the event.
It also reminded me of Paradise Lost and the book of Enoch. Parts of it reminded me of Canaanite myth.
Thor himself, was a very, for lack of a better term, Luciferian character. He was cast out by the allfather king of the gods to earth as a mortal
human, somewhat like fallen angels, for his arrogance and pride, like Lucifer in Paradise Lost. He has a change of heart though and becomes a more
Jesus like character. He learns humility and sacrfice. He dies to save the people in the town. His death was the final trial and he is resurrected and
once again is a "god". He also falls in love with a human, which makes one wonder what their children would have been like? Demigods? Nephilim?
The comic book itself already has shades of all of this. Jack Kirby, one of the creators of the comic book Thor, was a fan of the works of Erich Von
Daniken and studied occult subjects.
If you look at his early creations for DC and Marvel, the Fourth World saga (DC) and the Eternals (Marvel), Kirby's knowledge is really apparent and
pretty amazing in the time before the Internet.
As a film I enjoyed it. I liked it better than Iron Man 2 or The Incredible Hulk, but not as much as the first Iron Man, which is still my favorite
Marvel movie. It could have been as good as Iron Man, at least to me, with a few changes.
1. More mythology: All nine realms should have been mentioned and described. If Thor was about to be crowned king of the gods and the nine realms,
there should have been a summit of the nine realms at Asgard for the coronation. I really wanted to see Surtur or another fire jotnar (giant/titan)
even though I bet people would ask why was a Balrog in Thor after seeing it. Light elves, dark elves and dwarves! Valkyries! Ratatosk, talking
squirrels. The Norns. The Underworld. Ragnarok. Plus where was Balder? All portrayed of course as aliens.
2. References to the Eternals(Olympians)/Deviants(Typhonians), Celestials(Primordial stargods), other cosmic beings like the Elder gods. I know the
Infinity Gauntlet is in the film for a split second in Odin's vault, but if you blink you'll miss it, literally. The Destroyer's origin would have
been a good way to reference all of that in a couple of minutes.
3. The battle between the Destroyer and Thor. It should have been as epic as the fight between Abomination and the Hulk. The US military, in the form
of airstrikes, should have been involved in that final battle, after the SHIELD team was wiped out. To me this was the biggest let down. Iron Man 2
and the Incredible Hulk had huge battles at the climax.
It was still a good movie though if you like sci fantasy. It wasn't as epic as Star Wars, but it was better than Stargate.
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