Loki (2021-): Season 1

(Last Updated On: July 25, 2021)

Title: Loki

Year:  2021

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy |

Season: 1 |

Creator: Michael Waldron

Starring:  Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino

8,5/10

The mercurial villain Loki resumes his role as the God of Mischief in a new series that takes place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”

STRUGGLES TO KEEP IT RIGHT

The first season on Loki has exceeded expectations and not in the way anyone thought was possible. It’s fun and thrilling but it feels biased, and it’s plagued with weak scripts, ruining the essence of the character. The first few episodes follow a decent and mediocre plot and pace. However, in the fourth episode the writer, showrunner and producers seem to not know how to end the season as the tempo surge with a lot of plot holes and everything becomes unbearable.

Loki as a character is fascinating in many ways. Not just that the Marvel male anti-hero is based on something from the Nordic Mythology, it’s also an intriguing backstory connecting with his past and future, how he’s a part of a universe where he fights to get the credit that he deserves and get what he needs in terms to survival. Then most of the characters time in the MCU, he has killed, betrayed, and died multiple times that it’s hard to reconcile whether you should believe him as a character or not. Tom Hiddleston elevates the character himself and made it his own. It’s now his own creation.

The magic hasn’t been the strongest pursuit with Loki as his character doesn’t believe in that and once, he uses it, it becomes miserable and the scenes that play out doesn’t withhold enough to keep it interesting. This happens as well with a lot of shortcuts that drives the story forward to speed up to the informative and boring season-finale with no concrete conclusion. Although Owen Wilson takes on Mobius make this dreadful thing easier to watch and comprehend, mostly because he feels so uncomfortable in his role or maybe he’s just that boring to follow. Most of the lines he has doesn’t project with his emotional performance.

This is the third series in Marvel Cinematic Universe, including a character known from the film and it doesn’t stick the landing enough to make it rewatchable. It’s a lot of things to keep track of and it was probably the first two episodes that delivered the mystique and danger that Loki’s presence has. The rest of the first season drives of the cliff in terms of making the character self-destructible and miserable, therefore painful to watch.

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