THIS IS SO VULGAR SO WHY AM I LAUGHING
I looked up the word quim after this scene
oh my god Loki
I was actually really shocked that this line was in the movie (it’s probably the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard in a film), but didn’t want to admit to my friends that I knew what it meant…
on the other hand it’s SO PERFECT because HOLY SHIT THAT IS THE WORST AND MOST FRIGHTENING THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY SAY
Same. There was a moment of complete disconnect before my brain would accept what I’d just heard. (And now I want to go back and check the Icelandic subtitles for that scene and try to find out, you know, the shock level of whatever they translated it to. Though I doubt I’ll dare ask anyone.)
But yeah, it is a perfect line for Loki, just the right level of scorn and vitriol. Not that I’d want anyone in real life to use it because vile misogyny and all, but I do applaud the writers.
ETA: Actually, though, having thought about it more, does it really fit for Loki, of all people, to be the misogynist? The guy who has canonically given birth to an eight-legged horse, while in the form of a mare? I know it’s important for what follows (fuck yeah Black Widow) that he underestimates women, but still.
This is when we get into Marvel Loki versus Mythological Loki. Myth Loki would not say something so horribly misogynist, in my opinion. At the very least, I hope he wouldn’t.
Comics Loki, though, is not the same (which kills me, because imho, Myth Loki would have been more interesting), especially when one factors in that for the movie, they need to make him very evil very fast. Easy way to do that? Make him say one really shitty, misogynist thing.
Gah, I was going to go have a look at some of his comics, but now I’m not sure I want to. Maybe I’ll just hang on to mythology Loki, obnoxious little shape-changer of my heart.