Loki Update – LamentisThe Dark Herald
“Oh god, they are sitting and talking AGAIN!”
I had said before that this show, (and indeed all Marvel mini-series on Disney Plus) was originally pitched as a film with a run time of about two hours. It was turned into a miniseries by stuffing 4 extra hours of pointless padding. Sitting and talking to be specific.
We are now three episodes in, and last night’s episode ended in a cliffhanger. The only time Loki is acting in character is when there isn’t a strong Whaman on camera. When there is a Whamen on camera he loses a third of this IQ.
We got to know Variant Lady Loki, a little but we are still pretty hazy about her motives for wanting to destroy the TVA. I mean they are completely evil. Right? I mean by any objective standard they would have to be because all of their actions so far have been completely evil. But there is the possibility that I am supposed to view them as the good guys because strong women of color are constantly ordering white men around.
The plot so far is that Lady Loki has been hiding out in extinction-level events. The reason for this is that there is never any time variance on one of those. Everybody at Pompeii will die no matter what any time traveler does (this assumes, I am guessing that a TT doesn’t rescue anyone), consequently, there is never any detectable “variance energy” coming from these events. Because the arrival of a time traveler doesn’t “vary” things. I guess.
Basically, it’s an excuse to have adventures in places that are going boom. I admit, it almost made up for the sitting talking.
Loki and LL (Lady Loki) slide on to Lamentis-1 which is about to have a moon crash into it. The time MacGuffin is inconveniently out of juice, (always bring a power-bank with you to avoid these things) so unless they can get it recharged they are SOL. The only thing that has that kind of power on the planet is The Ark, which is going to only save the rich people on this rock and leave the poor to die. The Lokis spend the entire episode trying to get to it but at literally the last minute a meteor hits it. Turning all the effort that was spent building the Ark into a complete waste of time, just like this subplot.
Only three more episodes to go.
If you like Fallout, you’ll love the sets and costuming on this show because they are a complete ripoff of Fallout down to the cartoons.
Okay I’m done here.