Wednesday was the premiere of the highly-anticipated “Loki” mini-series on Disney+ and Marvel. I really don’t know what time I woke up to watch it, but it has been on my radar since it was first announced.
Here’s my review.
10 of 10
My quick quote: ”Unlike its predecessors, WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki wastes zero time in exhibiting its dazzling brilliance. Tom Hiddleston is Loki perfection, and Owen Wilson steps flawlessly into the Marvel Universe.”
Synopsis: Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother's shadow to embark on an adventure that takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame.
“Loki” didn’t waste a second. I am already hopelessly hooked and waiting with shortened breath until the next episode.
I was absolutely, unequivocally blown away.
The concept and presentation in the first five minutes were genius. I was introduced to the Time Variance Authority world in Marvel’s cinematic universe. I don’t think they have been mentioned before, but I certainly could be wrong, any other fellow nerds out there know different? Please let me know.
The TVA was first introduced in Thor #372 in October 1986. It is an ultimate time authority organization that can prosecute variants, AKA criminals that disrupt universal sacred timelines, who could affect the future.
In Marvel’s “Loki” the series picks up where the Loki story in “Avengers: Endgame” left him—stealing the infinity stone containing Tesseract (that glowing blue cube) that enabled him to disappear and escape.
In the series premiere, Loki quickly meets Mobius M. Mobius, brilliantly portrayed by Owen Wilson who is also in the midst of investigating other serious matters.
The god of mischief is at his best in this series. I am admittedly awestruck by how good the show is.
When watching Marvel premieres, episodes, and other such things, I hit the pause button a lot. I try to catch hidden gems, and I also keep the close captions going. There are hidden treasures everywhere.
In the episode as well as in the ending credits, viewers can see Loki’s variant-criminal file thrown onto a desk. The file, with his photo, lists his personal attributes, including his gender. Marvel gives a spectacular nod to the fact that Loki is gender-fluid.
This is actually historically accurate.
According to Norse mythology, Loki’s gender as fluid does fit in the history of Ragnarök. Loki appeared as male physically, yet also gave birth to a serpent that Thor eventually has to battle.
In the Netflix series Ragnarök (an amazing series) the human version of Loki says Loki was transgender—meaning himself, that is also attracted to men. It's one of my favorite series on Netflix. They can't make episodes fast enough as I binge them all immediately.
Without question, “Loki” is now my favorite series on the growing world of video-on-demand streaming platforms.
Now playing on Disney+