i'm that person who really likes locke
and i’m just driving and that’s it
i feel like people might think that my passion for locke is just a bit. it is a little weird when my actual favorite thing becomes my semi fictionalized public persona’s main brand as well. i think i like it? it’s nice that this is the thing that i am legible to the world as (a locke lover). i think i’m finally going to write my longish locke review here.
~ spoilers, sorta…
It’s just that Loki is far and away the most interesting character in this movie, and cutting all the scenes that introduced even more complexity to him was an awful decision. I would have loved a version of this film that spent an additional 5 minutes on those two main cut Loki scenes (pre-Thor’s coronation snake goblet/never doubt I love you scene, and Loki getting Gungnir and looking back at his mother in uncertainty)
At every second of the 134 minutes this movie ran, I asked myself one central question:
Who asked for a Cruella De Vil origin story?
I certainly did not. And nowhere in the film was I presented with a reason to! It's hard to put my feelings about Cruella into words without sounding like a bargain bin Scorcese-on-Marvel. But the cynical stench of corporate greed is overpowering throughout the movie, even in its moments of genuine fun. With each expensive…