Top 5 Thor: Ragnarok moments? ;)
I had *such* a rough day, and this is the best Ask I have ever received. Bless. <3
In reverse order:
5. The Play ™
I know The Dark World has its faults, but I love it to bits. How could I not; it’s the movie that made me a Loki fan. (I’m a sucker for redemption stories, and this is the film that starts Loki down that path.) The scene with Loki, Thor, Jane, and Malekith (& company) in Svartalfheim is my favorite in that film. So I was slightly surprised to find myself enjoying Loki’s play in Ragnarok as much as I did, considering that it flat-out makes fun of the whole thing.
Maybe it’s because I realize that the pay-off of mocking Loki’s faux-heroic-sacrifice is that any teasing and depowering of Loki pushes the character further down the path of redemption and humanization.
Or maybe I just really love Matt Damon. Man, that was fantastic.
4. Loki and Thor in NYC
If the entire movie had just been Loki and Thor wandering around New York in their street clothes, I would’ve been delighted. In the first three films, Loki is, in turn: the Shakespearean-tragedy fallen younger brother, the evil supervillain with flash and a sense of humor, and the sarcasm-shielded walking shoulder chip teetering on the edge of redemption. But Ragnarok’s scene in New York is possibly the first time we see Loki where he is just, y’know, human. Whether he’s trying to react offhandedly to Thor’s upset about Loki’s latest tricks, rolling his eyes at his brother’s fans asking for selfies, or being sincerely affronted by Thor mocking his all-black get-up, Loki is really a person, here. And it’s lovely.
Also I could watch Dr. Strange get the better of him all day.
3. The Death of Odin
For all the humor of Ragnarok, this was a movie with a lot of heart snuck in. I love seeing the three remaining family members together again for the last time. I love that we get to hear Odin tell Loki that he loves him, and I love the way in which you can see these words, and the loss a moment later, affect Loki. (Bless you, Mr. Hiddleston.) I love that it’s just a beautiful scene – the location, the costumes, the visuals of Odin fading into light. I love that Thor and Loki are together to share this sadness. I lost my dad as a teen, and so this scene both resonates with me and is cathartic at the same time.
2. “Your savior is here!”
Hiddleston said it perfectly: Loki may soar in to save the day in the most grandiose, diva way he possibly could – but he still came to join the party. I’ve gotten a bit misty-eyed at this scene; there is something so magnificent about seeing this flawed Trickster decide to be a hero, decide to help, decide to be kind.
1. Get Help
The elevator scene is quite possibly the best thing in the history of Loki’s character – it starts off with Thor flat-out interventioning Loki, which is exactly what Loki needed to really start to push through the hurdles towards redemption. And then we get a conversation of pure brotherly banter between Loki and Thor, resulting in one of the funniest scenes in the entire film. (”HELP HIM!!” *hurls violently*) It knocks Loki down a peg, humanizes him, emphasizes his relationship with his brother and makes you feel the real family history the two have …
So when Loki comes back, when he returns with his flair and pomp and Inner Diva but still returns all the same, when he puts himself at risk to help save his brother but also, I think mostly, to save his people … and when he’s standing beside Thor and Valkyrie and they’re facing off together against a threat that may very well kill them as they try to protect those people … there is something so funny, so heartwarming, so beautiful about him finding it in him to whistle in the dark and make a joke. “I’m not doing ‘Get Help.’” He might as well have said, “I’m still in this with you.” Except this way, it’s said with a bit of light and humor through the darkness.
I say this line all the time. <3 <3 <3
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