Quick ‘Loki’ Review – ‘For All Time. Always.’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Well, here we are on the season finale of ‘Loki’! For the most part, I have enjoyed this ‘Marvel Cinematic Universe’ series on Disney+, featuring Tom Hiddleston as the main character. It’s interesting how Marvel Studios tackled Loki’s own series and the performances of the cast are great.

The season finale however…(sighs)…I’m sorry, I know this is going to lead into a second season, especially with the episode ending on a cliffhanger. But I felt rather unsatisfied and disappointed by how the finale turned out. I had hoped for something triumphant in terms of the ‘Loki’ series finale!

At least the shows ‘WandaVision’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ended on satisfying and coherent notes. ‘Loki’ has been a fun series to watch, but with the time travel themes involved, the series became rather complicated towards its end to the point that Steven Moffat could have written it. 😦

The episode could have been longer in order to accommodate all that was going on in the finale. There was also a lot of talking and not enough action sequences in the finale. It felt like there were plot threads left unresolved. We’ll have to wait to find out what happens next in the second season.

In the episode, Owen Wilson as Mobius M. Mobius confronts Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer in her office at the Time Variance Agency (TVA). This is before Renslayer leaves on a mission to find ‘free will’ once Miss Minutes (voiced by Tara Strong) gives her information from the TVA’s creator. 😐

I’m not sure what to make of Renslayer’s departure and whether it’s going to be resolved in the second season. The confrontation between Renslayer and Mobius didn’t seem to amount a lot as much as Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15 proving to TVA troopers that they’re all variants in the TVA.

Mind you, it was intriguing to find that a Renslayer variant was revealed to be a school-vice principal when B-15 introduced her to one of the TVA troopers. Meanwhile, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Sophia Di Martino as Sylvie enter the Citadel at the End of Time and they meet…He Who Remains. 😐

This is the actual creator of the TVA, played by special guest star Jonathan Majors. I admit; it was creepy when Loki and Sylvie entered the Citadel at the End of Time. They had trouble killing He Who Remains as they thought he was a human, but he was able to outwit them using time at his disposal.

But it gets rather dragged on when He Who Remains gives exposition to Loki and Sylvie about what his place is in the Citadel at the End of Time, which reminded me of the second episode where there was too much talking. Jonathan Majors also went to the point of over-the-top acting like Jim Carrey.

He Who Remains offers Loki and Sylvie a choice to either kill him and risk another multiversal war or replace him in overseeing the TVA and a singular timeline. Sylvie is determined to kill him after being taken out of her initial timeline but Loki pleads with her to stop since there could be a better way. 😐

But as they kiss, Sylvie sends Loki back to the TVA headquarters and kills He Who Remains, unleashing a multiverse with alternative timelines that the TVA cannot prune. So, I suppose my multiverse theory featured in my ‘Doctor Who’ story ‘Into the Death-Space’ could turn out great! 😀

Loki tries to warn Mobius and B-15 at the TVA headquarters about the variants of He Who Remains, but they don’t recognise him. He then sees a statue of one of the He Who Remains variants which has replaced the statues of the Time-Keepers. And that’s when we cut to the episode’s end credits here.

I can’t deny this series has been entertaining and I hope I’ll get to revisit the ‘Loki’ series before checking out its second season when it comes out on Disney+. But like the Series 5 finale of ‘Grantchester’, I couldn’t help feel disappointed. I wish the ‘Loki’ series ended on a satisfying note. 😦

Will Loki ever reunite with Sylvie after she pushed him back to the TVA headquarters?

Thanks for reading!

I’ll be checking out the Disney/Pixar series ‘Monsters at University’ on Disney+ next! 😀

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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