Loki: Jim Carrey or Tom Hiddleston?

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Loki: Jim Carrey or Tom Hiddleston?

  1. Carrey

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  2. Hiddleston

    49 vote(s)
    96.1%
  3. Both

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    2.0%
  1. QLRformer

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    Jim Carrey’s smash hit THE MASK provided some backstory to the titular talisman: it was a depiction of the Norse trickster god Loki, and it is surmised though never confirmed that Loki was banished into the mask. Thus Loki is acting out through the mask’s wearer, spreading chaos and mischief through their innermost desires (the repressed but good Stanley Ipkiss, and the dark and twisted Dorian Tyrell).

    Then there’s Tom Hiddleston’s portrayal. It’s more true to the Marvel comics as well as Norse mythology: a devious trickster who thinks five steps ahead of everyone else, who always seeks to bring down others, in particular his brother Thor... but in the end is a tragic figure, an adopted outcast doubly of the worlds of his birth and raising, who seeks gain and destruction purely to fill a void within himself (despite his attempts to rule, he is deemed unworthy by Odin and his friends).

    Between the two, I picked both. One can afford to like both, since the portrayals of Loki are different enough: Carrey played the role as out-of-control and outrageous as a clown, while Hiddleston played him as the scheming trickster.
     
  2. rxlthunder

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    I doubt that anyone ever associated The Mask with Loki.
     
  3. Shatterpoint

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    The sequel.
     
  4. Omnius

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    Hiddleston. Always Hiddleston (oh yay, it's as if Movie Discussion is spreading throughout the site...).
     
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    Actually, The Mask only carries the power of Loki [hence why they can warp reality and all], they aren't actually a host for the norse God of Loki, they just use his powers [being a host wouldn't even make sense, considering Stanley acts one way with the mask and the main villain acts completely differently with the same mask].

    Granted, the ACTUAL Loki appeared in the sequel, but the sequel SUCKED, so let's ignore that.

    So the comparison makes no sense at all here.
     
  6. QLRformer

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    But in the film Stanley theorizes that Loki was banished into the Mask, so isn't it Loki in the Mask acting on Stanley/Dorian?
     
  7. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    How is this even a poll? Hiddleston is amazing. DAT SMILE.
     
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    Loki:
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    Not really Loki:
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    Tom Hiddelston by far.
     
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    *shutters at the thought of jim carry playing a super villain again* thanks... :redface2: 

    tommy lee jones was a great super villain.

    jim carry was just annoying. he's only a great actor when he's not doing potty/pointless humor.
     
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    Hiddleston > Carry as Loki the Norse God of Mischief.
     
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    Scheming trickster > Clown

    Hiddleston > Carrey


    Looks like the overwhelming votes would agree.
     
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    Hiddelston.
     
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    Hiddleston.

    I know some people may give me flak for this, but I think that if in some alternate universe Thor was made in the mid '90's, Jim Carrey could be a great Loki. He could play a more campy version of Loki (yes, similar to the camp in Batman Forever) and dare I say, he might even be good as a more serious version too, given the right material. Just my opinion.
     
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    That.
     
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    Jim Carrey. In Batman Foreverm, he was a great riddler, although I feel they changed the tone of the film just to fit him in.

    Tom Hiddleston is pretty average really, where as Carrey was the biggest drawcard of the 90's.
     

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