After Thor destroyed the Destroyer in the Thor movie, Thor and the company moved to the so-called "Bifrost Site" (where Bifrost was opened previously in the movie). Why couldn't Bifrost be opened in the small town where Thor beat Destroyer?

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    I guess you could probably ask the same for most instances of a Star Trek away team being beamed back onboard their ship. Maybe it's just more easy to "aim" at the same position again rather than "trial & error" on a new location.
    – Mario
    May 18 '14 at 9:20

After the Destroyer is destroyed, SHIELD agents arrive and our heroes are taken to the temporary SHIELD base (e.g. at the Bifrost landing site), presumably to be debriefed. The order of events in the film is slightly different from the original script.


The original script sheds a bit of light on the order of events. I've edited for brevity and clarity

Thor smashes the Destroyer to the ground in a tremendous heap, the fiery energy within it extinguished forever. Jane and Thor's comrades, now roused, stand to join him.

A battered Coulson approaches with several SHIELD AGENTS-
COULSON : Donald... I don't think you've been completely honest with me.

Thor, Jane, Darcy, Selvig and the other Asgardians stand in the desert with Thor, Coulson, and several SHIELD AGENTS.

Movie :

In the movie, the running order is slightly different. After defeating the Destroyer, Thor offers to "show [Jane] the bridge that [he] spoke of". He and Jane fly off to the most recent Bifrost site (the one that the other Asgardians just arrived by) with the others trailing behind in her camper van.

From his expression and plaintive look, it's pretty clear that he's expecting Heimdall to simply beam him straight back up to Asgard, presumably because using the same site means that he wouldn't have to recalibrate the position of the bifrost bridge.

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    S.H.I.E.L.D. didn't take Thor to Bifrost site. Thor jumped there by himself. He took Jane to show how the Bifrost bridge looks.
    – Time Lord
    May 18 '14 at 9:56
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    @SachinShekhar - yes indeed. My bad. The perils of using the script without re-watching the actual film
    – Valorum
    May 18 '14 at 13:56
  • @Richard: i.e., not e.g. Jun 17 '14 at 15:12
  • @ThePopMachine - Actually, neither were needed.
    – Valorum
    Jun 17 '14 at 18:49
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    I always assumed that Heimdal had some kind of standing order like "when we're ready to come home we'll return here, so be watching."
    – KutuluMike
    Jun 17 '14 at 22:37

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