Loki Episode 4: The Nexus Event Review

Loki Episode 4: The Nexus Event Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* There are lies, damn lies and LOKI episodes which laugh to scorn at the audience’s expectations. Delivering on the event promised by its title, THE NEXUS EVENT retrospectively justifies the naval-gazing of LAMENTIS (which some, but not I, found so tedious) with a premise-shattering payoff. Quite simply, you couldn’t get to THE ENXUS ..

Loki Episode 3: Lamentis Review

Loki Episode 3: Lamentis Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* It’s been observed more than once that LOKI sometimes represents Marvel’s take on DOCTOR WHO and The Time Lords in particular. In LAMENTIS, the third episode of the season, this comparison becomes particularly apt as Loki (Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) find themselves trapped on the world of Lamentis-1 as it experiences ..

Loki Episode 1: Glorious Purpose Review

Loki Episode 1: Glorious Purpose Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* There’s a lot to take in, in the first episode of LOKI, Disney+’s latest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering. While leaning fully into the multiverse shenanigans of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, GLORIOUS PURPOSE nevertheless reaches all the way back to 2012’s AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (as visited in Endgame) to continue the story of Loki Laufeyson. Apprehended by ..

Loki Episode 5: Journey Into Mystery Review

Loki Episode 5: Journey Into Mystery Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* Given just how many presumed-pruned resurrections we’re reunited with, it’s curiously fitting that JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY is absolutely packed with Easter eggs and, seeing as LOKI’s debut season is entering its own endgame that Loki himself references his ultimate destiny as played out in AVENGERS: ENDGAME. But then, as the multiplicity of Lokis ..

Loki Episode 6: For All Time. Always. Review

Loki Episode 6: For All Time. Always. Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* Tricky to the end, FOR ALL TIME. ALWAYS. sees LOKI end its debut season not only subverting the usual Marvel formula for finale fireworks but double down by pulling out a few more surprises before things end in the most unexpected and intriguing fashion possible. Getting there, though, sees the series finally make ..

Loki Episode 2: The Variant Review

Loki Episode 2: The Variant Review

*SPOILERS, MAYBE?* Perhaps lulled into a false sense of cynicism by the uneven pacing of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, the second episode of Marvel’s Disney+ series LOKI took me by surprise. Rather than hitting the brakes and treading water to provide more details of the world of the TVA introduced in GLORIOUS PURPOSE, ..