I remembered the original pitch for Loki was something much different than what we got for the series. I remembered Kevin Feige saying that we would see Loki jumping through various historical times and messing with the events. So, it wasn’t like I read a fan blog! I think they had to change it because The Eternals is going to be that but “serious business” plot instead.
I’ve seen a split reaction to the series. Personally, I like to keep an open mind on these shows. I watched Agents of SHIELD and I can appreciate these shows are relevant to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was always weird when the TV shows can’t mention anything or they weren’t relevant to the movies. The budget in the show would be drastically on the low end and that was awkward. I appreciate these had nearly or the same budget as the movies did!
I have watched that old NBC show Powerless that was about the cleanup crew after the DC heroes destroyed a city while trying to save the world. I think that type of show would have to be within the universe and able to have the same budget to work nowadays. It is fun to see how the landscape of TV has changed over the years concerning superheroes.
Time flies! I swear, last I remember that WandaVision was premiering yesterday. Now, the Loki series is coming up this Wednesday. Loki’s the character I’ve been more familiar with than the previous two Marvel shows. I like the 60’s / 70’s aesthetic the Time Variance Authority seems to have? We’ll see in two days! Ahhh!
Fun fact, I remember walking past the Thor 2: The Dark World signing at Comic-Con! A little girl that was probably under 12 years old went in front of Tom Hiddleston and she started crying. He got up and around the table to hug her and she started crying even more! Oh no! I thought it was super sweet how he thought that would have helped.
I had seen documentaries mention The Black Cauldron tons of times. I went into watching this remembering that the 1980s was where the mythical adventure stories were huge. Mainly, titles like Dungeons and Dragons and The Lord of the Rings cartoon were big. Disney really wanted to tap into this market with this movie.
I think if I saw this as a kid, definitely would have been freaked out by it. There were a lot of intense scenes and the movie was still a bit intense as an adult! I’m surprised there wasn’t a warning about the flashing lights for the lightning or powerful scenes. My eyes hurt and had to look away when that happened. Ouch.
Overall, it was okay though. I don’t know if I really would re-watch it on my own. This would be a re-watch if someone else wanted to see it.