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I’m not going to say a lot about this but I can’t let it pass without saying something.

 

I just returned home after seeing Thor: The Dark World and am struggling to remove the smile from my face. Some time ago I admitted that I’d developed an admiration for Tom Hiddleston despite remaining impervious to the charms of Loki, the God of Mischief. I couldn’t get past the hair – I’ve never been keen on men with long hair.

 

Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: The Dark World. Source.

 

I watched the trailers for this latest Thor film and decided that I definitely wanted to see it because, apart from anything else, it looked like a damn good film. In preparation I obtained copies of Thor and Avengers Assemble; if I was going to immerse myself in this Marvel world I wanted to know more about it. I loved the films and while I thought Tom Hiddleston gave a brilliant performance as Loki I was still having issues with the hair.

 

So today I took my rather over-excited self into town to the cinema. I forewent the sugar overload of the pic’n’mix and settled for popcorn. I now remember why I don’t eat it – sore mouth! I settled down in my seat and waited. The endless stream of adverts and trailers for films I have no desire to see was greatly improved by a trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It looked fantastic on the big screen; something else to get excited about. And then it started.

 

I don’t intend to give anything away as I would hate to spoil it for anyone else so I will try to be vague. This film blew me away with its beauty (Asgard is stunning), humour (there is so much), surprises (plenty) and heart-rending storylines. I defy you not to gasp and laugh out loud – I did. I also defy you not to weep or at least suffer from a little dust in your eye. I love that a lot of the action takes place in London and that, as can often happen, the English appear not to have been ridiculously stereotyped. And I also love Loki.

 

Yes … you read that right. I have succumbed to the charms of the mischievous one, the shape-shifter, the frost giant. If he demanded that I kneel I would gladly do so … well ok, I’d probably kneel whether he demanded it or not but we won’t go there. Suffice it to say I finally understand what all the fuss is about and testament to this fact was me sitting in the car on the way home singing along loudly to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, which coincidentally happened to be playing on the radio, and changing the lyrics to “Get Loki”. The God of Mischief would have been proud of me!

 

There was one moment in the film that had me quite literally sitting there with my tongue hanging out. I just about managed to avoid drooling into my popcorn. I don’t remember the last time I was quite so affected by a naked torso. And no, it wasn’t Loki’s. I think it’s fair to say that I would kneel for Thor too!

 

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: The Dark World. Source.

 

Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend this film. For me, and remember I’m only a shallow viewer of films, it was enormously entertaining, visually spectacular and so good I’d like to see it again. All the performances were outstanding but the double act of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston is truly wonderful. I really hope we get to see it again.

 

Go see it! And stay until the very very end of the credits, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t.

 

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