Re: SUPER UBER SPOILERMANIA: The Ending... What Does It Mean?
Lok being on the throne is different this time. Before, Thor always wanted the throne and Loki took it by lying. This time, Thor acknowledges that Loki would have been the better king. Loki/Odin allows Thor to return to Earth and takes his rightful place on the throne. If Thor doesn't want to be king and Odin made too many mistakes in the movie to be considered a good one and Frigga is dead, then it makes sense for Loki to be king. In the first Thor, he wanted revenge on Thor and wanted to prove himself, in TDW, he doesn't need to do any of that anymore. Besides, to end the movie with Odin still as king when his own son and loyal subjects went against his word would be stupid.