Man rewrites Thor 2 to accurately reflect the painstaking journey from Charing Cross to Greenwich
Nothing gets past London’s commuters.
A scene from Thor 2 has resurfaced and it is getting Londoners riled up at its deceptive portrayal of the Underground.
The scene in question, from 2013 Marvel film Thor: The Dark World, shows the Asgardian god of thunder getting from Charing Cross to Greenwich in three stops.
But anyone who regularly braves the confines of the network – or anybody who has ever even looked at a Tube map – will know that this is impossible.
In the clip, Thor lands onto the Charing Cross platform with a thud and, as a train pulls in and the tube doors open, he asks a bewildered commuter: “How do I get to Greenwich?”
She replies: “Get on this train, three stops”. It is not clear which line the tube is on but, according to her logic, Thor would end up either in Lambeth North, Kennington, or Regent’s Park.
So author Aaron Gillies, who could no longer withstand the glaring oversight (after almost five years), demanded a re-shoot and helpfully offered Marvel a script modification.
Hello @Marvel I can no longer be silent. I demand that you reshoot the scene in Thor 2 where Thor gets the tube. Greenwich is not 3 stops from Charing Cross. I have attached a script. pic.twitter.com/ulNIt8vhti— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 16, 2018
“Well, this is a southbound Bakerloo line so you’ll need to change at Waterloo then get on the eastbound Jubilee line to North Greenwich,” would be the commuter’s ideal answer.
He added: “But that’s actually not right next to Greenwich so you’ll have to get the 188 bus for 15 minutes and get off at the Maritime Museum stop.”
Gillies also offers alternative routes, such as taking the DLR.
He even threw in some commuter etiquette for good measure, saying: “If you can stop talking and just stand there that would be great this is London we don’t talk on the Tube.”
Other Twitter users voiced their outrage, while some chimed in with more suggestions.
It's a well long walk from bakerloo line to jubilee at Waterloo as well.— Danny Copues (@DannyCopues) April 16, 2018
Hollywood's flagrant misrepresentation of London travel times MUST be addressed, when will this horror end?— Mars Benway (@MarsBenway) April 16, 2018
Thor was a fool as he could've got the 188 bus the whole way. The thing is, that takes almost 60 minutes so he could have got the river boat instead as that takes the same time.— David (@buro9) April 16, 2018
Yes yes yes. Also, they missed a trick with Thor not getting on the DLR at the front, seeing there was no driver and uttering "what sorcery is this? What dark magic?" https://t.co/al3pKk9nF9— Michael Beddoes (@michaelbeddoes) April 16, 2018
Moral of the story: Londoners are not to be messed with when it comes to their TfL-related knowledge.