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It’s that time again for another ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ web-series on Disney+! I’ve seen the first episode of ‘Loki’, starring Tom Hiddleston. I will get around to reviewing the second episode eventually, but for now, here are my first impressions about ‘Loki’ from watching the first episode. 🙂
I enjoyed the first episode! I’m getting a sense that this series will be fun, especially with the pairing of Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson’s characters. I’m not sure I fully comprehend what’s going on in the series so far, but given time I will come to appreciate it. The ‘Loki’ series has six episodes in total.
For Loki, this series takes place after ‘Avengers: Endgame’. And no, this isn’t the Loki that got killed off by Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. This is the Loki that escaped 2012 during the events of the first ‘Avengers’ movie when stealing the Tesseract. I know, it sounds complicated, but bear with me.
What we’re seeing here in this series is an alternative version of Loki. A Loki who never experienced the events of ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and yes ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. This is the selfish, quite evil Loki who wanted to conquer Earth and attacked New York in ‘Avengers Assemble’.
After stealing the Tesseract, Loki is arrested by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) where he has created a new timeline after escaping from the Battle of New York in 2012. The TVA resets the timeline before putting the alternate ‘variant’ Loki on trial for crimes against the ‘sacred timeline’. 😐
I’m not sure how this series rectifies plot-holes that were clearly evident in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ concerning Loki’s apparent escape from the ‘Avengers Assemble’ spatial-time zone. That movie was complicated in how it handled time-travel, but then I’m not worried in the grand scheme of things. 🙂
The TVA happens to be a bureaucratic organisation that exists outside of time and space. Not sure how there can be such thing, but then again there are the beings called the Time-Keepers keeping everything in place. Or else there are Time Lords as well as our true living God watching all things. 😀
Loki stands trial in front of Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Hi, Martha Jones’ sister Tish from ‘Doctor Who’.” 😀 ) as Judge Ravonna Renslayer. Loki accuses the Avengers for creating the situation he’s in by travelling back in time, but Renslayer informs him their actions were apparently meant to happen. 😐
Loki’s escape wasn’t meant to happen. Very soon, Owen Wilson as agent Mobius M. Mobius intercedes and takes Loki to the time theatre, there to review his past misdeeds and question his history of hurting people as well as revealing what could have been his intended future in the timeline.
Loki sees the death of his adoptive mother Frigga as well as his own death caused by Thanos. There is a sequence where he tried to escape from some guards, but he ends up back in the time theatre. After seeing his own death, he agrees to assist Mobius hunt down another murderous Loki ‘variant’.
Yeah, apparently there’s an evil Loki roaming about the universe that Mobius wants our hero Loki in the series to help defeat. Mind you, I wish we could have seen the evil Loki at the end of the episode rather than have him be put in the shadows. That felt disappointing by the time the episode finished.
The first episode of ‘Loki’ has been entertaining. It’s nice to get back into watching another ‘MCU’ show on Disney+ and interesting to see a different angle on what is arguably a villain in the ‘MCU’ series. I am curious about what will happen next and how Loki will actually help Mobius in the series.
Stay tuned for my review on the second episode of ‘Loki’ next week.
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now.