If you’ve ever been to Disneyland of DisneyWorld, the first season of Loki shouldn’t have come as a surprise. It looks colorful and catches your eyes. There’s a lot of excitement. You’re ready to get started and see where everything goes.
And then, you have to wait.
You have to wait a lot.
But the time, you’ve gotten to sit on the ride, you’re hoping it better be worth it but suddenly, it’s over and you’re stuck for a few seconds thinking, “That’s all?!”
I don’t doubt Disney and Marvel hadn’t anticipated a second season when they set the ball rolling with the series, especially after the success of The Mandolorian. And like that show, it takes characters into a new direction than the movies could.
But maybe not all side characters need their own series. Sebastian Stan’s reaction in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier when the character calls himself Battlestar says it all.
The popularity of Boba Fett and The Clone Wars series led to the popularity of The Mandolorian.
Loki is just Tom Hiddleston. I wasn’t too impressed with the first Avengers movie as I felt that it was just an excuse to bring the Marvel characters together. And Loki didn’t really seem like the perfect villain and watching him involve into a more heroic anti-hero character in the MCU wouldn’t have happened if Hiddleston didn’t add the charm and charisma to the role.
But after watching the first season, I felt like Disney and Marvel was afraid to tell anyone this was the first season out of fear they may not watch it as most of the first season seems a set-up of future seasons.
The shows really didn’t have a lot of fun or spark to them that WandaVision or The Falcon and The Winter Soldier had. With the former leading with many Emmy nominations this past week, it’s almost a shame that Loki didn’t measure up.
Maybe it was that WandaVision was the first. I’ve heard some people say they couldn’t get past the first two or three episodes of that show. It’s not for everyone.
I could tell halfway through the sixth episode, it was setting up either something in the next MCU movies or possibly a second season.
And that’s the problem with the MCU in general.
Some of the shows/movies feel less like standalones but an extension of a previous more popular movie or a to give a hint of what was to come in the next movie.
I think that’s partially why people don’t like the DCEU movies as they function more as independent movies but yet still have crossovers of characters. The James Bond movies have characters who repeatedly appear in other movies without setting up to a big movie.
I’m not really sure I will turn in to see the second season,. If I do, I’ll wait till they’re all out so I can watch them all at once.