Loki Does THE SAME THING Marvel’s Other Shows Did… And Gets Away With It.
I’m not going to review Disney+’s latest gem, Loki, because: read this.
But I do want to express my gratitude to Marvel Studios for the following aspect that has been true of all three Disney+ original Marvel offerings thus far (WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and now Loki):
Each show has a deep, emotionally-relevant theme at its core.
WandaVision dealt with grief and the trauma caused by hurt people hurting other people in an attempt to control their world.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier tackled minority and immigrant struggles, but became particularly poignant when Isaiah and Sam got real with how the black community should engage with identifying as Americans given the black experience in the U.S.
And now, we get Loki, which could have presented itself as a fun show about time, but has already gone deeper by showcasing that Loki just might be his own biggest enemy. It’s not just a fun time travel romp, it asks Loki to consider his own psyche in the very first episode.
Bravo, Marvel Studios, for going beyond a simple play to appease the fandom. Thank you for developing relevant character dramas that push the genre forward!