Ultimate Spider-Man

Season 1 Episode 9

Field Trip

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Aired Sunday 11:00 AM May 20, 2012 on Disney XD
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A class field trip turns into a voyage to the godly land of Asgard for Spider-Man and his heroic friends, where they meet the mighty Thor and his mischievous half-brother Loki, who tries to take the throne of Asgard.

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  • GOATS!

    5.0
    It's not hard to see where main stream comic book movie adaptions influence their animated siblings, it is nice that previous categorised B-list heroes have shoot into Superhero Stardom, so it is almost impossible to blame Marvel for trying to further this by putting Iron Man or Thor into this show, I'm even willing to forgive them for practically carbon copying half of the Thor movie into this episode. But can they at least make the plot make sense?



    Why was the Frost Giant trapped in a museum display?

    Was the Monster intended for Thor to defeat?

    If it was, Why did it need Iron Fist to read the inscription to awaken it?

    Did Loki plan for Danny to do that?

    Was the Trip orchestrated by him?

    How did Loki know that Thor would show up at precisely that exact moment?

    Was he controlling Coulson?

    How was he sure that Thor would be the one to touch the gem?

    And probably the most baffling...WHY TURN HIM INTO A FROG?



    I know it's part of the Thor comics and such, but turning him into a frog alerted him to Loki taking over Asgard, so if he had not set up the Frog-In-a- Giant's-Necklace trap, he probably would have succeed.



    On top of all that, Spidey goading Loki into restoring Thor was beyond groan worthy, he plays the "You can't take pride or honour defeating us this way" card.

    Loki literally falls for the oldest trick in the book, giving the heroes fighting chancejustbecause!

    Loki is the GOD of Mischief, lying, cheating and deceiving are in his very nature.



    And yet none of this is my main bugbear with the episode. Once again they shoe horn a messy moral stance propagated by a irresponsible and indignant Spider-Man trying to assume his extremely contrived Leadership role. I know I am starting to sound like a broken record, but I'm really getting sick of USM's hypercritical silhouette of Spider-man trying to force feed his teammates, the guest starts and the audience itself these terrible character realisations, arcs and or life lessons.

    They never work.moreless

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