that’s it. this is no longer a children’s show.
This scene is just on another level from anything Nickelodeon’s ever aired. o_0
There’s just so much intentional dissonance here…
Zaheer’s speech, if taken on its own, is exactly what we want to see the Queen confronted with. Freedom is a natural right, and rulers who deny it to their subjects need to be removed before their people can thrive.
But his speech isn’t on its own. It’s juxtaposed with the slow and brutal murder of a defenseless old woman, even as it’s spoken as if in a normal conversation. And it was a legitimately graphic scene, too! Those eyes!
The whole situation is just messed up, and the way it’s designed to mess with our heads makes it even more so. The people who made this scene really knew what they were doing.
Okay. But let’s talk about Thor for a second. Thor does not get enough love and (Loki forgive me) he is honestly one of the best fucking characters Marvel has. And it’s shown so simply and so beautifully right here. He is so fucking chill about everything. Obviously, he doesn’t live in space, he lives in Asgard. But he knows everyone thinks he’s kinda like an alien, and he just goes along with it because why not? These humans are funny in their lack of understanding, but it’s an endearing kind of funny. Just like in the first movie, where Darcy tells him to smile so she can take a picture of him and he has no fucking clue what she’s doing or what a phone is and it could kill him for all he knows but he just fucking smiles and keeps eating his delicious pancakes because he’s just so chill like that. And if you look at his face in the first gif, it’s very serious and concentrated but the moment Darcy starts talking to him he loosens up and is like “Muscles? Ah, yes I suppose I am quite muscular. Oh, she’s inquiring about Asgard. But she called it space. She seems confused as to my origins, but it’s not of import. I like space, that’s a good name. I shall call it space too.”
And that little head nod he does back to her in the last gif. I’m dead. Deceased. Murdered from Thor cuteness.
He’s just.. ugh, Thor doesn’t get enough appreciation. There are so many little things he does that go ignored but no more. His complete adorableness will be appreciated.
I DIDN’T NOTICE THE LITTLE NOD BACK /SCREEEEEEEEE