Watch Loki Web Series Review A Fun And Masterful Cinematic Look At Introspection
Loki, the fickle god of mischief, escapes from the clutches of the Avengers with the help of the Tesseract aka the Space Stone. However, while doing so, he creates a colluding event that causes a divergence in the timeline. TVA (The Time Variance Authority) locates and captures Loki to bring him to justice for this “crime”. Since almost no one within the halls of TVA has escaped judgment, which is usually death, Loki needs to find a way to escape and fast. Will he find a way? Or will he “truncate” like the rest?
Tom Hiddleston is as brilliant as Loki as ever. Loki, as a character, has moved to a side role in most MCU movies – except for “Thor” and “Avengers”, where he plays the main antagonist. Still, he steals the show (the metaphorical one) no matter the role, no matter the film and Tom Hiddleston has been providing nuances to his character over the years, he knows with the titular character in this web series. How to do justice
Sofia Di Martino’s Sylvie is a welcome addition to the cast and she manages to keep us hooked on screen even without Loki on screen. In fact, most of the characters who appear on-screen can hold their own – including guest stars. Sylvie, however, gives us another aspect of Loki that is interesting and gives depth to Loki’s character to the character – and that can only happen with a good actor.
Owen Wilson’s Moebius is also another nice addition to this cinematic universe, with an impressive knowledge of everything Loki and intelligence, which manages to surprise Loki as the two main traits featured in the show (quite early on). is. Owen Wilson brings in a character that Loki can jumpstart the dialogue with and his dialogue alone makes this series a must watch.
Okay. At this point, it’s safe to say that most people who watch Marvel are MCU or Marvel Comic fans. Still, the show manages to drop a standalone feature at the very beginning to give first-time viewers an idea of what’s going on. The show takes place right after Loki snatches the Tesseract during the mid-point of the movie ‘Avenger: Endgame’.
However unlike the film, the TV series focuses entirely on him (in the “flashback feature”) and it gives viewers for the first time an idea of Loki’s personality and how he ends up where he is at the beginning of the show. ends. The first episode is basically a great tutorial for first time viewers with a lot of easter eggs and references laid out for MCU and Marvel comic fans. What is easy to write, but difficult to put away – which the episode manages to do.
However, the most important ongoing theme (or rather the question) throughout the show, which is referred to in the series, at times, from episodes 1 to 6, is: “Is it possible to change one’s nature?” The identity crisis is one that Loki has been suffering from as he learns of the truth about his parents and rediscovers himself by the time ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ ends. His sacrifice showed his growth at the beginning of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (which was also featured in the first episode). However, he exits that timeline before the necessary changes affect him – hence the ongoing theme above. One doesn’t need to know all this to watch this show, as the first episode covers it all.
The pacing of the show is quite good. The series feels like a six-hour binge movie rather than a 6-episode TV series. There is a slight downside in episode three, but even if the entire show is taken into account, it still manages to maintain the narrative flow. Every episode ends on a cliffhanger and it makes the show easy to binge as well. Fair warning – the season finale also ends on a cliff.
The show has several selling points – Direction, CGI, Acting, Music, Lighting, Support Department and much more. The actors and music are the main attractions for first time audiences, while the props department and CGI’s will be regular fans of the MCU.
The amount of easter eggs, references and callbacks in this series has been insane — but even better is the amount of references and foreshadowing within the series, which is most likely meant for first-time viewers. And they’re pretty good. It requires viewers to focus on the show from the very first episode and watching the puzzle piece fit in during the season finale makes the whole thing worth it.
Of course, there are parts of the show that are hasty and don’t make sense. The rushed parts are the creators fault, but we expect the parts that don’t make sense to be addressed later in the next season. Overall, Loki is a good story TV series, which includes thrilling action sequences, music and CGI. However, the real selling point of the TV series is its subject of introspection. And also the argument between Loki and Möbius.
Truth be told, every side character on screen has a role and their painter plays them to a tee.
Music and other departments?
Music – Czech. CGI and lighting – check, check. Cinematography, Editing and Direction – Check, Check and Check. Of course, writing, prop and set direction and many other departments require special mention of their own; These are the main ones though.
Music composed by Natalie Holt is exquisite. An MCU project is (almost) impossible nowadays without fantastic CGI; He managed it for Loki in post-production with the help of Cantina Creative, Crafty Apps, Digital Domain, FuseFX, Industrial Light & Magic, Luma Pictures, Method Studios, Rise, Rodeo FX and Trixter. Kate Heron deserves praise for her vision and direction, while all the writers involved – Michael Waldron, Alyssa Karsik, Bisha K. Ali, Eric Martin, Tom Kaufman and Jess Dweck all also deserve mention.