I find the space connection with this story fantastic. What I love the most is interesting is the portrayal of aliens in this movie. I want to define the word “alien” as something extraordinary that does not quite belong. Also, I would like to point out that almost always aliens are openly welcomed to the planet before showing aggression. Most often in movies, aliens are something we want to study before establishing communication. However, this movie has little reference to science inquiry, at least not in reference to the unfamiliar beings.
The parts with the Frost Giants in the beginning do not completely follow my thesis because the two realms are at war. Therefore, I blame the immediate hostility of the Asgardians and Frost Giants up to the violence of war.
Obviously, the first alien we know of in the story is Thor (Chris Hemsworth) himself. When he is cast out of Asgard, Thor lands on Midgard (Earth), and apart from getting hit with a car, is welcomed. No one opposes him or tries to lock him away. Jane (Natalie Portman), Erik (Stellan Skarsgard), and Darcy (Kat Dennings) are not afraid of him and want to know more about where he came from.
Granted, it does help a lot that Thor looks like a human. However, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) looks like a Frost Giant when Odin (Anthony Hopkins) takes him back to Asgard. Odin saved Loki and raised him as his son. He wanted to use Loki to create a “permanent piece” between the two kingdoms. However, Odin wanted to “protect” his adopted, alien son above all else.
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When “the Lady Sif and the warriors three) comes to Midgard, they are not captured. They are given funny looks, but no one interferes with their progression to Thor’s location. They are also welcomed by Jane, Erik, and Darcy.
However, when the last alien comes to Earth, it is treated peacefully until it acts aggressively. The Destroyer, controlled by Loki, obviously does not intend to exist peacefully with the inhabitants on Earth. Loki tells it to “make sure [his] brother does not return [and] destroy everything”. Even Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) tries to communicate with it. However, this creature was created for violence and destruction only.
I think this movie exemplifies how we should think of the difference amongst people. Curiosity and respect should be our first reactions instead of violence and fear.
Hope you enjoyed my analysis. We will continue with the Avengers’ individual movies at a later date.