Now I know that the mythological Loki isn’t truly a villain, merely the Trickster. However, I confess that I rather fell for the Marvel-Loki in the movie Thor. I seen the film in theaters and just recently watched the movie again. Unlike Iron Man 2 where I skip to the good stuff involving Black Widow and Whiplash, I have very little screen time that doesn’t feature either Tom Hiddleston’s Loki or Natalie Portman’s Jane so it’s a movie I can watch in full. Although it is pretty fun to see in general, and definitely my favorite of the Marvel films released so far.
Although I hesitate to call Loki a true villain. Granted all I know of this fandom is what I’ve seen in a single movie, but he seems more of a mere antagonistic force in the story. I don’t see him as really evil in this film, still just something of a mischief maker overall. Loki wants to be Thor’s equal, but in what way? The love and affections of their father? The brutal strength of a warrior? Both? Is it funny that Loki sees more wisdom than Odin about how Thor isn’t ready to be king, hence the little prank of letting in the frost giants? But of course, in this version Odin doesn’t lose his eye in exchange for wisdom, so maybe that has something to do with it. Blindness of a father’s love and it takes a brother to point it out. If you watched the little epilogue after the credits, you know that Loki survived and we’re going to be seeing him again in The Avengers.
BecauseHiddles is becoming my favorite stop for Loki and Tom Hiddleston stuff.
P.S. I think Tom Hiddleston would be my dream cast option for Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. I will comment on this later.