Monday, November 18, 2013

My new crush

Guess what I did last week? Hint: the picture is a clue. 

Last weekend, a friend and I went to see Thor: The Dark World, on opening weekend. I’m not sure what I was more excited about, the popcorn, the movie, or a particular character in the movie, and I'm not talking about Thor.

Nope. I’m talking about Asgard's resident bad boy, the Lord of Chaos, the God of Lies and Mischief—Loki. I can so hear Michael Buffer giving that intro.

As a lover of Norse mythology, Stan Lee’s physical characterization of Loki has never been my favorite. Loki is the son of a frost giant and, if we get technical, he is Odin’s blood brother, not son, but I won’t go there right now.

Back to the movie and my crush.

Maybe it’s true what they say about girl’s being attracted to the rebels and bad asses or it could just be me. After all, I've always liked Disney’s villains better than the princesses. 

When the Thor and Avenger series first began, I dreaded seeing Loki. In my mind, Loki is strikingly tall, with fiery-red hair and intense, green eyes, not slight, with black hair, but the eyes are okay.

However, after seeing Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal, I’m a bit smitten. If you haven’t seen Loki at Comic-Con, you need to.

Hiddleston embraces the character of Loki, making him a mixture of both irritating and endearing. At times, I can’t tell if Loki’s smile is a product of Hiddleston’s acting or if he is truly enjoys the role of Loki that much.

In viewing the clip above I came to respect both the actor and the character. Anyone man who has enough influence to silence a room teaming with people the way Hiddleston/Loki did, is sexy. Whether women want to admit it or not, we love men with power, and when you couple that with a brooding, bad boy, it's a mesmerizing combination. 

As Jessica Rabbit would say,"He's not bad. He's just drawn that way."

But, come to think about it, it could just be the coat. Either way, it works for me.

Love and Light.