Devin Faraci, of Badass Digest, has an interesting article about the end of Thor. Devin wasn’t a huge fan of the film but feels that a different ending would have certainly helped push the film in a more positive direction.
Thor has the wrong ending. I don’t know that a different ending would have made it a better film, but I do know that a slight change in the final minutes would have certainly made the character arc of Thor himself feel more full, and it would have made the entire film feel more purposeful. How should Thor have ended? Like this:
Read his (obviously) spoiler splattered thoughts over here.
Personally, I think he’s on to something. If you want to agree or disagree, I’m going to allow spoilers for the film in the comments section for this update.