One of the things that made that scene so great was Hiddleston's selling it. Everyone gets how great Downey Jr. was, and how great Ruffalo was, or that Evans and Hemsworth were pretty much perfect in their roles. but Hiddleston IMO made Thor, and really made this one too, (as far as acting goes). If he had sucked, nothing any of the others could have done would have saved it.
It was just a cast without too many big names that just hit it out of the park. And with material from someone who understood what people wanted to see.
Achilles is the kind of evil that hollows out a volcano for a lair, and sends killer robots after his enemies.---Lord Simian