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Marvel Movie Minute Season Six • The Avengers • Minute 84

The God of Petulance

Minute Eighty Four: From Thor Running at Loki to Another Downed Mercenary… But From Whom?

Mike Gravagno from The Superhero Show Show and Movie of the Year joins us in this episode!

In the eighty-fourth minute of The Avengers

We’re really focused on the filial bond that’s broken in this minute. Once again, Loki manages to trick Thor, this time with his illusion to get Thor into the cell. It plays well, but why doesn’t Loki actually cause more mischief? Wear funny outfits, play funny tricks, etc.? He doesn’t really get to do much of that ever throughout the series, barring a few bits in Thor: The Dark World as Gravagno points out. We also talk about how dark of a character he is here, and how it’s interesting how easy it is for audiences to forgive this genocidal maniac just because Tom Hiddleston’s so charming and the character’s fun. It’s in line with characters like Hannibal Lecter.

We get more fighting between Barton and Romanoff. Where is everyone though? Why is this part of the ship so barren? It’s a shame their fight isn’t very exciting. It does have cool moves though, and it gives us a chance to talk about Barton’s dagger.

The minute ends back in the cell as Thor hits the glass. Why doesn’t he keep hitting it though? Surely, he’d get out before Loki had a chance to open the door and drop him, and even if he didn’t, he’d be closer to out of the cell and have an easier time stopping Loki. But Loki decides to play dirty and is about to drop him when a mysterious figure knocks out the mercenary. But who? We won’t find out today, but Gravagno does get to talk about his love of Coulson. Tune in!

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