the look on loki’s face tho
Perfect acting there, imo. It just screams, “oh, snap, my brother’s here” and he regresses to looking like a much younger version of himself, to a Loki that must have once been sought out countless times by his older brother to be disciplined after one too many pranks on the men and ladies of the court in Asgard.
It’s like the years melt away and both Loki and Thor are oblivious to anyone and everyone around them, their line of focus being solely on one another. Thor is the one that gets to him, really makes him lose that self-control, that self-assurance. He reduces him to being just Loki, rather than Loki the would-be conqueror, Loki who wants to destroy everything in his path. With and before Thor, he’s still his younger brother in so many ways; they have shared so much of themselves in the past with one another, he can’t just discard all of that.
Thor affects him, makes his blood boil, makes him weep, makes him yearn to be his equal. He stirs all these feelings in Loki, and subsequently, also in us as we watch his reaction to Thor coming to get him and pull him away from his captors.
…I just have a lot of Loki feels, okay.
What breaks my heart about the way Loki looks at Thor, and the way Thor just punts Tony out of the way like he doesn’t even matter, is that I have to wonder if this is what Loki’s been waiting for the whole time he was with the Chitauri.
Only Thor never came.
And now it’s too late.