TC wrote: 31/07/23, 16:03:04
all i kept thinking while watching it was, "oh cool, i've missed legends of tomorrow." not that they invented the "throw main characters into time travel hijinx" trope or anything, but that's most recently on my radar.
wrapped s2 in the last couple days, and i was right - first 3 episodes felt very much like a Legends Of Tomorrow
arc. took a break after ep 3 as it felt like the writers were completely lost here, just felt very tired and reaching. came back to the final three episodes and they were way better than the first three. felt like it was back to the main threads. doesn't mean it was great. it was fine, but still ultimately elicited a yawn. they did a few clever things that were somewhat different than other time travel conundrums, and handled them arguably better than most, but at the end of the show, i'm not really sure exactly what was accomplished or what exactly Loki did. discussing it in the room, we. just ultimately settled on some sort of macguffin, like "he did god stuff", as it all really felt unexplainable and kind of silly.
i acknowledge that it's quite possible i'm just beyond over this shit and burnt on superheroes in general. if so, i know i wouldn't be alone. but that being said, loki was always my primary reason to read Thor books back in the day, and i love the character. tom hiddleston and his way-too-close-together eyes feels like a great actor, but can't recall seeing him in anything other than the role of Loki, so maybe i just love the character. i find owen wilson amusing, same with the guy from Tacoma FD
, and this was definitely the best role for Short Round/Data in his adulthood, but none of those things overcome whatever is happening with the writing/plot. emphasis on plot, as i feel like the writing was probably as good as it could be, given the kind of incomprehensible plot points they had to hit. and maybe worse for Marvel, i'm left not feeling like this set up anything, so really - what was the point of this show?
i don't know, big shrugs from me here.