Loki, the God of Mischief, is back for a second season on Disney+, and the excitement is palpable. In this non-spoiler review of Loki, we’ll delve into the first four episodes of Season 2 and discuss what this new season brings to the table. Now, let’s get into Loki Season 2!
The first thing to know about Loki Season 2 is that it’s gonna be a lot different than Season 1. Not just on screen, but behind the scenes too. The whole creative team has changed. Michael Waldron, who created the show, is now busy making movies for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kate Herron was supposed to direct all six episodes in Season 1, but she decided not to come back. So Eric Marton, who was one of the writers in Season 1, is stepping in to take over and be the head writer for this season. Aaron Moorhead is the new director for Season 2, and he’s been working with Justin Benson, who was behind Moon Knight.
It’s absurd to think that it’s already been two years since Loki wrapped up its first season. That was a different time for the MCU, when we were all so excited for every new show that dropped out of the schedule due to the pandemic. But now, it looks like Loki is the show that’s supposed to carry the MCU and hopefully make up for some of the disappointments we’ve had in terms of both the money and the quality of the show. That’s a lot to ask for in a single season, and while we can safely say that Loki Season 2 won’t fall short of expectations, it won’t necessarily beat them either.
The best part of Loki Season 2 is the amazing cast, both old and new. Tom and Owen Wilson are still killing it as Loki and Mobius, and their chemistry is still as funny and intense as it was in the first season. Even though the end of the first season ended with them splitting up, the writers know that the show is all about their relationship and get them back together quickly with a whole new dynamic.
Kiwi Quan is a real game-changer as the TVA’s handyman, Obi. He’s got a great sense of humor and depth, and he’s the voice of reason in all the chaos of the branching timelines. He’s the perfect mix of comedy and drama, and his acting is really on point.
However, it’s not all roses in Season 2, though. Sophie DiMartino’s Sylvia, who was so great in the first season, doesn’t get as much screen time in the first few episodes. She’s stuck in a rut of rage and doesn’t seem to be getting the depth of character development she should be getting. Let’s hope the last two episodes give her more chances to shine.
One thing that’s noticeable about Season 2 is how much money is being cut from Season 1. Some of the same sets are used again, and some of the episodes feel like they’re part of the TVA. Plus, there’s a pretty obvious promotion for McDonald’s that can be a bit distracting in the Marvel world.
The supporting cast, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ren Slayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B15, and Raphaël Caillet as Hunter X5, perform their roles well but don’t have much to do in these initial episodes. Jonathan Majors, who portrays a variant of He Who Remains, offers a polarizing performance. While some may appreciate his eccentric take on the character, others might find it a bit too theatrical and broad.
The first few episodes have been a bit of a mixed bag, but there’s still a lot of potential for the rest of the season. At the end of Episode 4, things take a wild turn, which bodes well for the next two episodes. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, and hopefully these last two episodes will take the season to the next level.
Overall, Season 2 of Loki is off to a good start, and it looks like it’s only going to get better in the final episodes. The amazing cast and interesting story keep us on the edge of our seats, even though there are some bumps along the way. We can’t wait to see what the rest of this season has in store, and we’re hoping that Loki has some more surprises up his sleeve to make this season end on a high note. Keep an eye out and see where the god of mischief takes us next in the always-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe!