Blog and Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Loki Season 1 that is currently on Disney+ done by Marvel Studios. I will go over several topics in this episode. This 1st season of Loki started where Tony Stark’s Iron Man and Scott Lang’s Ant-Man were trying to get the Tesseract so they could reverse the blip that was caused by Thanos’ snap. In the scramble once the Tesseract was thrown down on the ground, thanks to the Hulk tearing through the wall after he was told to go down the stairs. It allows Loki to escape, and he ends up in Gobi Desert in Mongolia. This will allow the TVA, which stands for Time Variance Authority to come and arrest him for messing up with the sacred timeline according to the TVA. I am sorry that I have not had a new review in a while as I have some issues to resolve. You can always go to my Patreon page of Mattacritic to watch and read reviews until you can see them on YouTube or the blog of my website. I will give you my rating at the end of the review. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
Hello everyone, welcome to the Mattacritic. This is Matthew Hemenway. In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Loki Season 1 that is currently on Disney+ done by Marvel Studios. I will go over several topics in this episode. This 1st season of Loki started where Tony Stark’s Iron Man and Scott Lang’s Ant-Man were trying to get the Tesseract so they could reverse the blip that was caused by Thanos’ snap. In the scramble once the Tesseract was thrown down on the ground, thanks to the Hulk tearing through the wall after he was told to go down the stairs. It allows Loki to escape, and he ends up in Gobi Desert in Mongolia. This will allow the TVA, which stands for Time Variance Authority to come and arrest him for messing up with the sacred timeline according to the TVA. I am sorry that I have not had a new review in a while as I have some issues to resolve. You can always go to my Patreon page of Mattacritic to watch and read reviews until you can see them on YouTube or the blog of my website. I will give you my rating at the end of the review. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn. Shoot in another clip I want to thank Antonio, Ken, and Peter for becoming Patrons on my Patreon page as this helps to support the channel and means a lot to me as well. It is not the amount or how much I may make, it is the idea that someone believes in what this channel is about and wants to support it. Please help by signing up for Patreon like Antonio, Ken, and Peter or YouTube memberships. You will say to me that you believe in this channel, and you want it to thrive and to keep it independent. You can sign up for Patreon at $1 a month, $5 a month, $10 a month, $20 a month, or as high as $30 a month. For YouTube memberships, you can sign up at $3.99 a month, $9.99 a month, $24.99 a month, and you can go as high as $49.99 a month. Thank you. Now on with the review. Shoot in another clip Before I go on with the review, I have been getting questions of why I have decided to do only season reviews instead of episode reviews of each season. When I first started this YouTube channel, I did that, but I found out when I was trying to get people to the blog, I was not going to get the traffic I wanted there unless I can make my blogs be 2,000 words because that helps with SEO. The blog must trick Google so that it will produce the traffic one wants for his or her blog. That is the trick one must play with, if that individual wants to see his or her blog to be successful. When I do episode per episode reviews, I can never get them to be that long without giving too much away. I know that I will not do that in season reviews because I can pull from each of the episodes that I think are important and only cover those topics. As was mentioned before, Loki Season 1 starts off in the 1st episode with that scene they pulled from the 1st Avengers film and used it in Avengers: End Game. Loki escaped thanks to the scramble for the Tesseract when Tony Stark’s Iron Man and Scott Lang’s Ant-Man attempt to steal the Tesseract to take back to use to reverse the blip from Thanos’ snap. Loki gets arrested from the TVA which means Time Variance Authority. According to what the viewer learns this is meant to protect the sacred timeline. According to Ms. Minutes, who is played by Tara Strong and yes, if you are asking, she does have a Southern accent. Ms. Minutes is a cartoon clock, and she is real according to what the viewer sees. She responds to Loki when he says this is absurd and that he should not be here. She tells the guilty that they are here because you strayed off your given path, and you must be punished for your crime. This is very similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit when you had toons and live action mixed in 1 film that I reviewed for this channel. Another good example is Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers movie that I reviewed for this channel that has a mix of animation with live action. It was a good film, and I would recommend it. Loki is about to get pruned until Mobius who is played by Owen Wilson asks his boss in the court room of TVA (Time Variance Authority). Yes, the court room has pews that you would be in a real courtroom. Mobius tells his boss that Loki can come in handy to help him find this variant they are looking for. Mobius tells Loki that he needs his help and that he wants to find this variant before this variant destroys the sacred timeline. Loki claims that he does not like to talk. As Mobius tells Loki that is not true, you like to talk. You like to hear yourself talk. That makes sense as Loki is a narcissist, and most narcissists like to talk. He tells Loki the variant they are looking for is another Loki. Loki is shocked as this would make sense that he would be. In the 2nd episode of this season, Loki is being trained by the TVA (Time Variance Authority) to become a TVA agent. He is being forced to work for the Time Variance Authority. According to what is mentioned as Ms. Minutes tells Loki, you want to avoid a Nexus event. A Nexus event would involve the multiverse being twisted and you would end up with a hot mess. This is mentioned in the last Flash film that came out in June 2023. Both Bruce Wayne in 2 different universes tell Barry Allen that you can create a mess, and if you play God with the timeline of what you can destroy if you are not careful. This is shown in Spider-Man: No Way Home when Peter Parker wanted to reverse what happened when Mysterio revealed his identity to the world. Peter Paker has Doctor Strange do a spell to help everyone forget that he was Spider-Man, but instead that brings everyone that does. This creates a hot mess that was mentioned in this review. Loki is trying to figure out what he must do to find this variant of himself. As was mentioned, this variant is another Loki. As Mobius is hoping to figure out from this Loki, what makes a Loki tick? Loki figures out from the destruction of Asgard that the variant is hiding in apocalyptic events. He knew that is how he would do it. He proves his point to Mobius, they go to Pompei, Italy in 79 A.D. when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the whole city would have been destroyed. As Mobius finds out, it did not cause a Nexus event as Loki was pointing out. The variant could do whatever he or she wants without setting off a smoke screen. This will lead Loki and Mobius to go to Alabama in 2050 when a bad hurricane happens in this Alabama town that will destroy this town. They take the TVA agents to this point, and they will find out who the villain is. One will believe this Loki to be male, but it is not. This Loki is a woman instead. That was the surprise instead and this makes for a good twist. Comic Books are known for doing this, in the Runaways comic book series, there is a mole amongst them, but the reader does not know who the mole is until the reader gets to the third volume of that series. The 3rd episode of the 1st season will have both Loki and Sylvie going to the TVA (Time Variance Authority) and they will be met by TVA agents, and they both end up going to this planet called Lamentis that ends up being destroyed. Loki and Sylvie ended up on this planet in 2079 that is going to be destroyed. They go on the train in hopes to get off the planet. The attendant finds out that they do not have tickets and get thrown off the train. This will cause things to go sideways to say the least. Both Loki and Sylvie end up stuck on the planet. The 4th episode of the 1st season will have both Loki and Sylvie stuck on the planet, and Sylvie believes she will be destroyed on this planet. The TVA (Time Variance Authority) finds them, and they get pulled out by the TVA and get rescued because it was causing a Nexus event. They both like each other. Mobius finds out while talking to Loki that Loki was falling for himself. Loki gets thrown in this prison that recreates this event with Lady Siff slapping him and telling him that he only cares about himself. Loki tells Lady Siff that he is afraid of being left alone. Lady Siff tells him, you are alone. Mobius gets the video and finds out from C-20 that she found out that she was a variant. Sylvie would have said in the last episode that they are all variants. She tells B-15 that she is a variant. B-15 takes Sylvie back to Alabama in 2050 and tells B-15 that you are not who you think you are. You had a life, and she tells B-15 that she cannot create memories, she can only bring memories that are already there. B-15 finds out that she had a life before the TVA. She was not created by the timekeepers as she thought. Mobius and B-15 both realize that it was a lie and what they thought they knew; they do not anymore. This will cause Mobius to be pruned once he finds out the truth. Loki and Sylvie meet the timekeepers and find out that they are robots, not real beings. Who is the actual creator of the TVA (Time Variance Authority)? That is the big question. The 5th episode of the 1st season will have Loki in this world that is different than one would expect. One would expect Loki to be dead, but he is not. He is having to fight off this creature which is called Lalith which is a play on Goliath since it is big smoke and Goliath was a big human being that was 9 feet tall that eats souls instead of killing people gruesomely on the battlefield. As the other versions of Loki tell him, they must stick together. There is an alligator that is a Loki. This proves Loki does not have to be a human. Sylvie comes there and tells Loki that she plans to enchant the creature that protects the barrier that is set for them to cross. They must defeat this creature to get to the one who is responsible for creating the TVA (Time Variance Authority). There will be a Loki that says Loki running for President. It makes sense, Loki would do that as he always wanted to rule. Loki and Sylvie must defeat the creature and Mobius will help them as well. The 6th episode of the 1st season will involve Loki and Sylvie trying to defeat the person responsible for creating the TVA (Time Variance Authority). They both are looking for the individual. They must go through a fortress, and they must figure out where this person is. The person is a notable character in the comics. The clue from the episode is he who remains and the conqueror. If you know who it is, please leave your answer in the comment section below. As not to be revealed, nothing more will be revealed here. It does bring the viewer to the climax of this season and set up more stories to be told in the MCU. I will give you, my rating. I give Loki Season 1, a 10 out of 10. It was fun but does a good job of explaining what would happen if a person created a Nexus event. A Nexus event is one where it causes timelines to merge with each other and this causes a multitude of problems. It can cause the multiverse to collapse on itself. There are different universes, and they are parallel universes. A good example is the series called Parallels which I reviewed for this channel and is a Disney+ original series. Spider-Man: No Way Home explains this as well and Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness explains what would happen if the multiverse collapsed on itself. These two movies, I have also reviewed for this channel. As the person who oversees the TVA tells Loki and Sylvie, if the TVA (Time Variance Authority) does not exist, you could have beings such as myself coming here to destroy it. It is important for the survival of it. The series called them variants and at the time this came out, the world was seeing COVID-19 going rampant still and the called the different strains of the virus variants, and it makes sense that this would relate when the first season this series was released. The fighting is well done, and one can see the martial arts elements that were used in the first season of this series. This was explained here, and it should be explained in the next season of Loki which I am excited to see. Shoot in another clip Please consider going to my store of www.mattacritic.com and get your own set of merchandise today. You can also click the Patreon link on my website and support me that way. Thank you. 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