Originally Posted by BoredGuy
Except, he did fall for that exact illusion, like 15 minutes prior when Frigga did it.
Again, my little plan was not exactly great, but I also only spent all of 3 minutes thinking about it. The writers kinda had months to figure out something better.
True but the difference being that Jane was still in close proximity. Malekith could sense the Aether was nearby because it was. If they were to set up an ambush elsewhere Jane would still need to be used as bait.
Maybe Thor's plan wasn't the greatest but I've yet to hear a better one given the parameters of the situation. And he still managed to save the universe.