Why does Thor automatically assume that Loki’s going for the kill? Nevermind, I know why.
The better question is, why are we as the audience supposed to believe it too? He could just as easily have been aiming for the guard’s knee or someplace else equally non-lethal.
The best question, however, is: if this was in store, and Thor knew it, then why the hell did he cuff Loki with the magic-restraining cuffs, thus leaving him for all intents and purposes defenseless?
Because this movie stole his last braincells in favor of stupid repetitions of the ‘Loki is Evil and Thor is Good!’ trope?
I really don’t know. Excellent questions though. Almost everything about this movie just pisses me off now, which sucks because it could have been a good movie.
I can’t believe it
I’m literally so amazed by the fact that thor is good and loki is evil
they should have changed the movie so that loki is the father, the mother, the friends, the einherjar, also the female character. Gosh darn it marvel loki should have just been everything and everyone in this movie.
I’m so tired of them going by classic comic canon, I mean seriously what do they think this is? A superhero franchise???? Give me a break.
Yeah, I’ve figured it out actually, Loki’s resistance is just too smart for all this superhero comics stuff. It’s supposed to be for kids after all, but here they are, with their brilliant minds, ready to dish out their deconstruction of the genre and break down the walls.
My angry sarcasm aside, seriously, look at the scene.
Thor and Loki have the same goal atm, trying to get out of Asgard. Thor won’t hurt anyone; something he tries to avoid all the time (“I value our people’s lives”), Lok is willing to go over corpses to get what he wants, as he’s shown before. Several Einherjar have died in the first movie when Loki let the Frost Giants in - a plot he concocted out of pure jealousy trying to stop Thor from being crowned. So Thor’s assumption is perfectly reasonable and especially so with regards to what Loki said just seconds ago. “How is that a good idea” with regards to Thor dropping Mjolnir. His implication? “Go smash their skulls in with your hammer so we can get out”.
And as for leaving Loki unprotected, don’t make me laugh. Thor is standing right there, of course he can protect him.
So yes. Loki meant to kill the guard. Thor doesn’t want to kill anyone.
As simple as that. Just stop pretending otherwise for fucks’s sake. It’s okay to love a villain.