‘You could have told me what I was from the beginning. Why didn’t you?’
’You’re my son. I wanted only to protect you from the truth.’
’What, because, I, I, I'm the monster parents tell their children about at night?’
I must confess to turning into a bit of a fangirl recently.
I never saw Thor at the cinema when it came out for some reason which is odd as normally I pounce on every Marvel movie with great gusto. Anyway, I'd heard mixed reviews about it afterwards and didn't give it much thought until I heard that the Avengers movie would be coming out in May and thought I'd better catch up with Thor and Captain America (which was a truly terrible film might I add! lol) before it came out. My bank has a scheme thing where I get three free LOVEfilm rentals a month so I took the opportunity to rent them out a couple of weeks ago. It's a lot better and funnier than I thought it would be too and AS PER USUAL I fell for the tragic villain. XD Seriously, if a film has a villain you feel sympathy for or is played by Tom Hiddleston I'll love them forever.
Wow. That's all I can say. I wasn't expecting much from the film (and ok, the earthbound bits are a bit naff in places) but gods, you can tell it's a Kenneth Branagh film; the main characters are amazingly well developed and the way they interact in Asgard is so brilliantly deep and Shakespearean.
Now, that sounds all well and good but to be perfectly honest, the main reason I wanted to see this film was for Loki. I've always loved him as a mythological figure and while I've never read the comics the film is based on, I knew the general gist of it.
As is my habit, I’ve fallen in love with a character with issues. I can’t help it, I never go for the heroes or all round good guys, I prefer the morally ambiguous ones, the broken, the hurt, the ones with an agenda or a tragic past. Loki really sums all that up I think – he’s not a complete pile of angst or complaining and taking revenge for no reason – you genuinely do feel for him and understand completely why he does what he does, even if you don’t agree with it. He feels bitter and betrayed and at the end of the day all he wants to do is prove himself to his family...unfortunately by any means necessary.
There is one scene that I know almost word for word now; I've seen it so many times. I honestly cannot get sick of it, the acting is just so heart wrenchingly raw and emotional. His entire world is falling apart around him as everything he’s ever thought he’d known turns out to be a lie told to him by the one person he loves the most. The betrayal in his eyes, the way his voice breaks when he says ‘wha..?’ and the ‘TELL ME!’ bit, oh Loki, my heart breaks every time I see it.
(If you haven’t seen the film this really is a masssssive spoiler but watch it anyway, it’s amazing) [link]
While I do like my Lokis in anguish, I really can’t wait to see him in the Avengers as the villain. He’s going to be properly badass. (even though I do think he could do with some straighteners for those flicky bits of hair XD)
Oh and before I forget, this took me a couple of days to draw and as I upload it I'm sure there's something off with it but hey-ho, I'm improving at an alarming rate so I'm happy.
OH OH OH AND AND AND, I can't recommend these fanmixes highly enough. I've had them on repeat the last few days and they truly are awesometastical.
This is beautiful *hugs Loki tenderly* I understand, Loki, I'm adopted too. I understand.
Tom was AMAZING in that scene wasn't he? Oh, he's perfect. And of course Ken is the best director ever. That scene must have been really intense, but every time I watch it I'm in tears. If I ever meet Tom (which I probably won't) I will cry, and thank him for so beautifully understanding us adopted kids. Obviously not many of us have lives like Loki's, but some of us have a hard time still. "What, because, I, I, I'm the monster parents tell their children about at night?" That line, right there makes me cry every time. And the "Tell me" just HURTS. I always continue it in my head (for my situation) "TELL ME WHERE MY REAL FATHER IS!!!" It's not like no one will, it's like no one can... he's just gone... I will find him someday...and I'll make sure to handle it better than Loki.
You captured this amazingly. It looks like a screen cap, it really does.
I wonder if Tom ever comes on DA. (probably not) But if he did, I think he'd be pretty impressed.
I'm not adopted but god, I can imagine how this kind of scene and character would resonate with those who were. Although I'm a big Marvel fan anyway, I really watched Thor purely for Loki and that scene is probably my favourite from any film I've ever seen. It's just...perfect. That's one thing I love about Tom - he doesn't just take the time to play the characters in the way the script says they behave, he strives to understand why.
I will find him someday...and I'll make sure to handle it better than Loki.
LOL. Yes! Trying to kill your sibling and waging war on the world isn't exactly the done thing. XD
Lol. I was talking mostly about when I finally meet my biological dad...I'm not gonna kill him! I watch Thor just for Loki too...that scene is always very intense to watch, but it's my favorite scene in the movie. Whenever people are like "Why do you like him?" I just say "Adopted, remember" And they're just like "oh...right." lol. I love that about Tom too. It's great that he strives to find a character's motivations. Too many actors playing "villains" won't do that. The better ones will, but most won't.
Congratulations, you managed to register deep intelligence, hurt, anger, sadness, despair, and so many other complicated emotions in digitally-drawn pixels. That takes a huge amount of talent. I have always felt pity for mythological Loki (they stole his CHILDREN, for heaven's sake!), but movie Loki just made me so sad in the same way Gollum did. Actually, I think Gollum's Song fits Loki so perfectly.
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