This scene to me is maybe Loki’s most tragic moment in the movies. Because it’s one of the few times we see Loki entirely alone, not putting on a show or lying to anyone, so his panic and heartbreak are real. And he reaches out to Odin - and it’s the reaching out that gets me, that moment where Loki hesitates to touch him - and then he when does dare touch, he almost immediately pulls his hand away, and maybe it’s just shock, but also - Loki was just holding the Casket, has just found out what he is; and he knows what a frost giant’s touch does to Aesir. He’s scared to touch his father, scared that he might freeze him, hurt him further.
(The original script had him holding Odin, but this - this says so much about Loki, about what scares him, how frightened he is of his own self, and what damage he can do…)
To all those who villanize Loki - READ ABOVE. Jerks.
Agh. I tear up at this part. Loki is by far not a villain. Sure he goes about everything the wrong way, but I believe that really, deep down, he means good.