Originally Posted by horacethegrey
Mostly emotional highs, Thor was a rousing and touching film for me. Kenneth Branagh did a wonderful job in making us invested in the familial struggle between Thor, Loki and Odin. We weep for Thor when he realizes he can't lift Mjolnir and that his actions may have damned to be forever exiled, just as we cheer for him when he gets back the hammer and reconciles with his father.
That's what The Dark World lacked big time. Any genuine emotion to make us care for these characters.
Where would you have placed that "emotional" high then?
They can't do it literally beat for beat in this sequel, otherwise they're making the same movie all over again.
I figured elements like the Loki trial would potentially satisfy that element. What about Thor/Loki? Do we not get to see the white elephant in the room about their relationship?