Originally Posted by jmc
The problem I have with the ending is that it really doesn't add much. There are so many plot points throughout the film that begin but never get addressed again. The film ends in the most pointless way because it doesn't leave the audience guessing as to whether Loki actually was killed off. There's nothing surprising about it.
If there's nothing surprising about it, why would the audience be guessing if he was alive or not? If anything the ending that was leaves people guessing far more because the question of how Loki came to sit on the throne as Odin is far more complex than the "yes/no" question of whether he's alive.
I don't follow how it has a point to leave the audience guessing but to leave the audience guessing on a more complex issue is completely pointless.