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Loki

Discussion in 'Disney/LFL' started by General Kenobi, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. General Kenobi

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    Ok, I've been totally diggin the trailers and plan to watch the first episode tonight. I'm hoping Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson have good chemistry and give great performances. I love the mid-century vibe of the TVA and can't to see it. Fingers crossed Marvel delivers the goods!
     
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    Loki/Hiddleston for Tarkin... or whomever just bring him in the franchise.
     
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    Just watched the first episode!

    Time travel is FAR from my favorite gimmick. I can count on one hand how many stories I like use it in a way that doesn't annoy me to the ends of the earth:
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day (I'd count Salvation, but Salvation doesn't even have time travel.)
    Avengers: Endgame
    Back to the Future
    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    But Loki was good. Slow-burns seem to be the trend for Marvel in terms of their shows, and I'm totally fine with that. I'm curious what the themes of Loki will be...outside of the obvious one of Free Will vs Predestination, of course.

    The acting was phenomenal, and there were some story-breaking aspects, as well as some fun tie-ins to future stories. I'm interested in seeing how this all plays out.

    The scene of Loki watching his history play out reminded me of bad Naruto fanfiction from back in the day, which was a humorous treat; and Loki's own arc isn't one unique to him. Fans of this may like Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal's sci fi audio novella The Original. And Looper. And Psycho-Pass.

    The point is, the story or idea isn't original, but it's original to the franchise, and that's always nice.
     
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    I was definitely entertained. "We actually got a lot of those," "Some of the guys use them as paperweights."
     
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    As a big fan of the MCU, I think this is really where Marvel thrives. It can tell so many different stories now, so this really plays to the strengths of the franchise.

    Glad it was good, I'm looking forward to watching it.
     
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    As first episodes go thatt was pretty dam good.
    It helps that I always enjoyed Loki as a character & him watching the events of what should happen in Thor 2 & Endgame still pack a punch.
     
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    For me that was great! Lots of good stuff happened in the first episode. Can't wait for each Wednesday now.
     
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    I’m visiting New York right now and it was really awesome seeing Loki billboards and whatnot all across Manhattan on Wednesday. I saw the first episode the following day and was blown away!

    I wasn’t too hyped for this show to begin with, especially compared to the other shows coming out this year but based off the first episode alone, it has the strongest start and could be the best overall. Getting into Loki’s psyche in a profound way wasn’t something I was expecting to see in this series and I’m really interested by all this TVA stuff.

    What’s really cool is that I can already see where some of the dimensional dots connecting with Spider-Man No Way Home and especially Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I just hope the finale doesn’t underwhelm me like Wandavision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. I can’t wait to see where this show goes next!
     
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