Beeeaaauutiful scene in every way.
WHY WAS THIS NOT IN THE MOVIE. WHY.HIS MAKES LOKI’S SPEACH ABOUT NEVER WANTING THE THRONE MORE MEANINGFUL.BUT WITHOUT THIS SCENE IN THE MOVIE, IT SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING LOKI DID WAS TO GET THE THRONE AND HE EXPECTED TO GET IT AUTOMATICALLY.HOWEVER, IN THIS SCENE HE SEEMS GENUINELY SURPRISED AND UNSURE AT FIRST..
Could be that they really want him to remain misunderstood to the general audience, and only who cares would find out about this? It didn’t erase his crimes, of course, but perhaps this scene shows how power corrupts. He was trying to undermine Thor’s coronation to an extent, but once the real power as in the title and the symbol (Gungnir) was placed in his hands, he might have realized what he could have accomplished, driven by the desire to prove himself. What’s interesting here, if I may add, is how proud Frigga looked. As his mother, I think she was genuinely happy that Loki was still here….an intelligent, talented son, who was finally granted a chance to show Asgard he can shine. /end rambling
Cutting off this scene was the biggest mistake the editors could’ve made. It is crucial for Loki’s character development, how he goes from a lost child, as he appears in the beginning of the scene to the autocrat we see in the next scene, when Sif and the Warriors Three come to see him. You can see, you can actually pinpoint the exact moment when power seduces him (Bless Hiddles’ acting skills).
This moment is the most important moment on Loki’s character development, and that is important for the Avengers’ storyline, for Thor 2 storyline, for whatever they intend to do with Loki in the next movies, because it shows that power is what ultimately corrupts Loki, and not Loki who is corrupting his power position.
Argh, I’ll stop ranting now.