Sunday, June 3, 2012

So here's my rant about the MC in The Avengers

I'd read some spoilers beforehand (which I'd mercifully half-forgotten by the time I saw the movie), so I knew Loki used mind control on at least a couple of important characters - which means the spoilers come from me after this. If that matters to you, bail out now and come back after you've seen the movie.

Okay, now: Why did the MC in The Avengers have to be so unsexy? It's not like the writers had to soften things because they weren't playing to a fetish audience. Even Saturday morning kiddie cartoons make MC hotter than this. And The Avengers even had altered eyes, which you all know I love. So why did the MC come off as so...boring? It's not that the victims were male; trust me, even if Loki had gotten to Black Widow, it still wouldn't have turned me on.

I don't know what my fellow fetishists thought about the MC in The Avengers, but here's why it didn't do anything for me. Besides the hazy eyes and one brief moment of gushing from Dr. Selvig, he and Hawkeye didn't really seem controlled. Their allegiance had changed, but everything else about them stayed the same.

I think it's telling that Loki said Hawkeye had a good heart before taking him over - and that Loki couldn't take control of Tony Stark. Why didn't he just go for Tony's head or arm when tapping his chest didn't work? I think Loki had to go through his victims' hearts because that's what he was really controlling: not their minds, but their loyalties. Sure, Black Widow saved Hawkeye with (if I remember how she put it) "cognitive recalibration"; and sure, Barton had a post-rescue speech about having something scooped out of his mind and replaced with something else. But that was just talk. He and Dr. Selvig didn't act like sleepwalkers or robots when they were under control. They acted like themselves with just one difference.

But oddly enough, Loki talking about his power was pretty hot. If the MC scenes had played out the way he described them, I'd have had a much harder time sitting still in my seat.

I pulled these quotes from the Internet Movie Database, so forgive me if the wording is a little off. You'll get the point anyway.

First, here's Loki's tantalizing idea of making Hawkeye betray Black Widow:
No, I won't touch Barton, not until I make him kill you! Slowly, intimately, in every way he knows you fear! And when he wakes, he'll have just enough time to see the work he's done, and when he screams, I'll break his skull!
And then there was this speech, which probably doesn't reference MC at all, but which would be a hell of a turn-on if it showed up in an EMC story.  As a matter of fact, I had really high hopes for the plot when Loki said this. Too bad those hopes were shattered.
Kneel before me. I said... KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.
Alas, MC hotness in The Avengers was not to be. Now, don't think I didn't love the movie anyway. I could rave for hours about Black Widow's badassness or the charming snark of Robert Downey, Jr., or my surprised delight at seeing Mark Ruffalo (of all people) eclipse both of them. But this is a blog about erotic mind control, so you'll just have to let me pout for a minute. I've raved elsewhere. ;-)


alphaxanon said...

Then you'll be pleased to know that there is MC hotness in the Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes Season 2 episode 8 "The Ballad Of Beta Ray Bill"

thrall said...

I would be, if I watched TV! Is it available online?

Erin said...

I've gotta agree with you, thrall. It was a disappointing part of an otherwise good movie.

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Speaker said...

It was a bit of a disappointment from a fetish perspective, but it was worth it for that hilarious gag with Loki and Tony near the end.

Callidus said...

I especially agree with you regarding Ruffalo. I was a fan of his going into the movie, but I was a bit disappointed that Marvel and Ed Norton couldn't work things out and have all the original actors come back. Coming out of the movie, I was disappointed Ruffalo hadn't been cast instead of Norton to begin with.

Ironically, on the drive home, my wife's friend, who I should say is a Jeremy Renner...uh...enthusiast, commented she'd like to borrow Loki's staff to use on Barton herself; wink, wink, nudge, nudge. That's the part where I had to smile and pretend like that's a really novel idea that would never have occurred to me.

At least with respect to Renner; agent Hill on the other hand...

I've also been saying 'puny god' quite a bit lately.