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#i have always been confused by his posture here#he is so still but so contorted#he seems like he’s curving his spine oddly away from bond#also that he’s holding his left arm stiffly close to his body#well….#new#head canon#he’s packing a gun of his own#in a shoulder holster#but it’s his first time doing so#and he doesn’t know how to wear it without feeling weird about it#also#i think it takes until about halfway through their famous conversation for#bond#to cop onto it#and i think he thinks it’s cute#ugh#this could be the most ridiculous adorable little drabble#instead it’s a#tag rant#ah well#any takers?#00Q
His posture here always struck me as betraying his nervousness at meeting Bond. He’s been confident with everything at MI6 so far. He’s made it to the Quartermaster position. He’s faced M, stood before confirmation committees, taken control of a department set up by his predecessor and damaged by Silva’s attack. There’s nothing he can’t do —
Until now, when he sits down beside the legendary James Bond, and he realizes that he might well be out of his depth. But he’s not going to show it. Hell, no. He can do this — and he does, even if his nervous chatter and body language betrays himself.
And that’s what’s important to Bond. This new young puppy might be nervous, but he does his job. He doesn’t panic. Nervous energy might be flying off him, but he doesn’t crack. He does his job, and he even gets in that last jab about bringing back the equipment in one piece.
I just love how calm Q is here. Whatever he’s feeling inside, he’s absolutely in control of himself, ready to do whatever’s necessary.
I think also, this is where Q proves his loyalty. He and Bond are set up as opposites all the way through, the young, slender, slightly naive quartermaster (an office-based role) versus the ageing, stocky, world-weary field agent. They respect each other pretty early on, but this is both of them choosing loyalty to their principles over loyalty to their country. Of course, Bond was always going to make that choice. But for Q, this is an actual decision that he’s just made. And I think his calmness comes from that. He’s made his choice now, everything from here on out is logistics and trust.
Can we talk about how Bond trusted him to make this decision? I mean, I know you have to be a pretty good judge of character as the world’s best known spy, but still. “Wanna commit treason together?” ranks pretty high on my list of expressions of trust by Bond.
Yes, I find their relationship fascinating actually. I know people like to mock the whole ‘they only get five minutes of screen time’ thing, but look at what we get in those five minutes:
- The Warship discussion. Q tries so damn hard to impress Bond. He wants Bond to trust him so badly and he ends up letting Bond rile him up because of it. But then he hands over the gun and the radio and Bond goes ‘actually, this dude knows what he’s on about’ because you don’t want complex gadgets when you’re doing field-work, you want things that are solid and dependable. The DNA locking is a clever touch, but Q’s resisted making it gimmicky. For all his lack of experience, Q knows what he’s doing, and Bond respects that and even appreciates it.
- Letting Silva into the network. Q’s still an eager little puppy and that’s what catches him out (sandbox discussions aside) - he’s trying to prove himself, to show off, and Silva exploits that. Oops.
- But then we get Q as Bond’s guide in the Underground. He’s not very good at it, but he’s sharp enough to give Bond what he needs (and even a little bit of snark to keep Bond amused there). Information wins over delivery style every time in my book, and I’d imagine Bond feels about the same.
- So when Bond needs help luring Silva out to Skyfall, he straight up asks Q for it. Because Q is smart and competent, but most of all, Q is loyal to Bond already. He’s not the desk jockey Bond thought he was in the National Gallery, and while plugging the laptop into his own network was a daft mistake, it showed that Q’s more interested in solving problems than following rules. Bond need’s Q’s skillset here, but he needs that from Q specifically because Q is good at cutting through the bullshit and working out what Bond actually needs. And in return, Bond gives him a straight answer: ‘I am asking you to put your whole career on the line for me and trust me that I can fix this’. Because, with Bond, everything boils down to trust.
So here we have Bond taking a gamble based on having already counted the cards. And we have Q consciously acknowledging the decision that he unconsciously made back in the National Gallery.
And actually, I think M deserves a mention here. For as much frustration as he causes her, she trusts Bond absolutely. I think that comes across in her staffing choices. Moneypenny, Tanner, and now Q. They all share that trust in the end. So M gave Q Q-branch because she believed that if the time came, he’d make the right decision, not the best one. And he did.
Seriously, I love your brain.
"LOOK I FOUND A SCIENCE I FOUND IT I FOUND THE SCIENCE LOOK THOR LOOK ITS A SCIENCE OMFG SCIENCE"
meanwhile the people passing by are like “thor control ur human shes doing weird thing”
(because showing awesome scene in trailer and then not including it in final cut is one of the things that makes me most angry)
WHAT WE HAD HOPED TO SEE IN CINEMAS:
Thor on his knees (link)
Kids playing with truck (without Jane) (link)
Jane amazed by beauty of Asgard 01 (link)
Thor vs Aether (link)
Jane standing by the column - wide shot (link)
Those running people (link)
My favourite mountain in Svartalfheim (link)
Loki, Thor and Jane in Svartalfheim - this particular angle (link)
Hogun In Vanaheim (link)
More Vanaheim (link)
Explosions in Vanaheim (link)
Malekith saying – prepare yourselves (link)
Final cut (he don’t say anything):
Thor’s hands (link)
Dark Elves wide shot (link)
Epic Thor (link)
And another (link)
And more Thor (link)
Darcy and Thor (with pasted “thank you”) (link)
Thor in midgardian clothes (link)
more Jane (link)
Loki saying “i know how to defeat them”(not sure if sound is matching the video, but we don’t get this quote in the movie) (link)
Loki “If you did, you’d be the fool I always took you for” (link)
“If you did, you’d be the fool I always took you for” was Tom’s favourite line (proof). Marvel used it almost everywhere and then not included it in Final Cut – CRIME!
Loki screaming in his cell (link)
Loki in Vanaheim (“Hitting Doesn’t Solve Everything”) (link 1) (link 2) (gif) if you look at it closely, you can see how badly Loki is pasted (and what he says, doesn’t match his mouth), Why Marvel even bothered with doing this? What was the purpose?
Only voice in trailer (with no matching video):
Loki „you are showing off’ (link)
Malekith “Ask yourself: what would you sacrifice, for what you believe?” (link)
Thor „I cannot face this threat alone” (link)
Thor “Darkness Will Destroy Us All” (link)
Thor “I’ll find a way to save us all” (link) (final cut: - I’ll find a way to save you, Jane.)
Loki “After all this time, now you come to visit me, brother? Why? To mock?” (link) I think they cut word “brother” from final version (because now in movie is long silence between “to visit me” and “why?”) because right after this Loki is saying “now you see me, brother” and it would be strange to have “brother” twice in a row.
Because we could see B-roll and Featurette before premiere, I count this as some kind of trailers:
b-roll (720) (link)
my favourite moments, that I wish I could see in cinema:
-Loki in cell
- Loki In Svartalfheim
- the best moment with Loki
- more guards
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 1 Thor and Loki (link)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 2 Beyond Realms (link)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 3 Loki Character (link)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 4 Thor and Jane (link)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 5 Thor and Jane 2 (link)
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World – Featurette 6 Malekith (link)
my favourite moment (from Featurette 3) not included in Final cut:
And Disney Channel interview – best view at Loki’s slippers (link)
so I was thinking: maybe if I buy “Thor: The dark World” on blu-ray I’ll be able to see these deleted scenes? NOPE
bonus features included on standard Blu-ray release (source):
All Hail The King – A Marvel One-shot
A Brothers Journey – Thor & Loki (Part 1) (link 1) (link 2)
A Brothers Journey – Thor & Loki (Part 2) (link 1) (link 2)
Exclusive Look – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Scoring Thor: The Dark World with Bryan Tyler
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Extended Celebration Scene (link)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Jane Learns about the Aether (link)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Loki: The First Avengers (link 1) (link 2)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Thor and Frigga Discuss Loki (link) (gifset)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Dark Elves Prepare for Battle (link)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Extended Vanaheim Scene (link) (gifset)
Deleted & Extended Scenes: Commentary by Alan Taylor & Kramer Moregenthau
Jane learns about the Aether commentary by Alan Taylor & Kramer Moregenthau
Loki: The First Avenger commentary by Tom Hiddleston
Thor and Frigga discuss Loki commentary by Kevin Feige
Dark elves prepare for battle commentary by Kevin Feige
Gag Reel (link)
Thor: The Dark World audio commentary
My favourite moments from “A brothers journey”:
Thor trying to run the Dark Elves ship - alternative version (gifset)
Thor inside Loki’s cell: (gifset)
Loki with dishevelled hair. Standing: (link)
More Loki In cell:
bonus stuff that I have found on internet (maybe this will be included on some 3-disc release?):
alternative (or unused parts) endcredits (gifset)
VFX clip 1 (link)
VFX clip 2 (link)
VFX clip 3 (link)
VFX clip 4 (link)
Thor: The Dark World Special Effects - Before and After [HQ]
Part 1 (link)
Part 2 (link)
Kindle Fire + Marvel = Exclusive, Behind-the-Scenes Video (link)
Thor 2. Creating dark elves (link)
ETA: more scenes from trailers and other stuff that you don’t find on Blu-ray
Thor in Vanaheim - early versions (link)
in later trailers we have got better version - exactly like on blu-ray (link)
Thor throwing someone on the wall (link)
Jane in Svartalfheim (link)
Thor doing this characteristic movement (link)
Thor entering Frigga’s chamber - view from behind his back (link)
This is supposed to be Svartalfheim panorama (link)
this Thor (link)
Another Thor (link)
Jane, Darcy, Ian and Erik (link)
Big thanks for vettos for helping me complete this list.
You know, I could potentially forgive the absolute shit editing if they had at least given us the footage on the DVD, but no. From what I can tell, we got maybe 1/4 of it. And not even the better 1/4. Why the fuck did I buy this shitty movie, again?