Krista Stumpff 
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Re: “The Loki Show

"I have read some fan chatter naysaying the relationship between Jane Foster and Thor, declaring that they have no real reason to be pining for each other. Here are a couple of good reasons: Thor is played by Chris Hemsworth, the most handsome man on earth, and the tremendously beautiful Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster! I, for one, see no further explanation for why these two would want to hook up, leaving behind their thrones and jobs to see each other naked. Makes sense to me."

Is this supposed to be sarcasm, or were you actually serious?

I'm not a Natalie Portman fan myself (I don't think she's anything too special in either looks or talent), but even I can see that she's wasted in her role as Jane Foster. Jane is so boring, and I find that Thor and Jane have horrible (as in, none at all) chemistry. Every time they have a 'romantic' scene together, it just reads so false, and it is just awkward to watch. I end up diverting my gaze from the screen because lack any passion between them. I just don't buy it.

Just because Chris and Natalie are "most handsome and tremendously beautiful" doesn't mean that they have any reason to pine for each other. Jane, I can totally believe her being attracted to Thor - the man is like 150% muscle, tall and blond and an immortal godly being. Thor is, ideally, the image of a perfect man. Plus, we don't really see any actual competition for Jane (not including Chris O'Dowd, because that was too brief and not taken seriously enough). It's just him. However, when you know that in the comics Thor ends up with Sif, who is Thor's theoretical perfect match, due to her also being an amazingly skilled fighter, immortal and of goddess status, it's hard to realistically take Thor's affections for Jane too seriously. I see the obvious flaws with this relationship, plus the lack of chemistry between the actors themselves, and it just...falls flat.

That's just me, though. I don't expect anyone else to think the same. If you really think that they make sense, then, kudos to you I guess.

Posted by Krista Stumpff on 01/02/2014 at 6:28 PM

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