Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Screenwriters' excuse: Odin is weakened from using too much "dark energy" to shuttle Thor to and from Earth in the Avenger movie.
lol; I can already imagine a lot of people having issues with that since Odin was prevented from doing anything useful for most of the previous film due to being weakened from something else.
On another note, I really do hope that this film really pushes Thor to both his physical and emotional/mental limits. I want to see him really pushed into the corner, and really have a huge obstacle presented to him where when he does overcome it at the end that you can really feel like you can root for him in that accomplishment.